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NPR To End Production Of 'Talk Of The Nation'

On Friday, NPR news executives announced that the network's mid-day talk show, Talk of the Nation (TOTN), would cease production this summer. Replacing TOTN will be Here and Now, WBUR's daily show which will now be co-produced with NPR.
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Americans On Disability Play An Increasingly Important Role In The Economy

Audie Cornish talks with Chana Joffe-Walt of the Planet Money team about her series on federal disability benefits.
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All Eyes On Florida's Gulf Coast University At NCAA Tournament

The NCAA men's basketball tournament is back in action on Friday. The Cinderella squad, Florida Gulf Coast University, hits the court against its long dominant in-state rival: the University of Florida.
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Nationals, Braves, Dodgers Could Be Baseball's Teams To Watch This Season

Baseball fans and teams begin the 2013 season this weekend eager and full of hope. Robert Siegel gets the details from sportswriter Stefan Fatsis.
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Self-Taught Architect Behind Brooklyn's 'Broken Angel' Faces Eviction

Over the past three decades, artist and sculptor Arthur Wood has turned his four-story home into a towering cathedral built out of salvaged junk. But after a fire in 2006, the New York City Department of Buildings determined that the Clinton Hill landmark was no longer a safe place to live.
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Personality Of Each Coach Reflected In NCAA Men's Basketball Teams

To achieve a deep run in the NCAA men's college basketball tournament, players have to be skilled and well-trained but also well-motivated.
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Housing Recovery Offers Little Comfort To Family Whose Home Is Underwater

The steady stream of good news about the recovering housing market isn't without its limits. Thad Salter and his family live in the Phoenix suburb of Maricopa since moving from California in 2006. He's seen his home drop in value by more than half and has been underemployed as an human resources professional since 2008. NPR's Ted Robbins reports that, for the Salters, the housing news isn't as good as reports in the housing industry would suggest.
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In Florida, It's David Versus Goliath In NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament

The NCAA men's basketball tournament is back in action on Friday. The Cinderella squad, Florida Gulf Coast University, hits the court against its long dominant in-state rival: the University of Florida. UF knows about post-season success. It won the men's basketball national championship in 2006 and 2007.
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New Gas Rules Aim To Clean Up Car Emissions

The EPA is proposing regulations for lower-sulfur gasoline. It says that will reduce smog — leading to reductions in illnesses and death related to dirty air. Some GOP lawmakers oppose the rules because the price of a gallon of gas would rise — some experts say by a penny, others by more.
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Boehner Blasts Veteran GOP Lawmaker For 'Wetbacks' Comment

House Speaker John Boehner condemned the use of the term by Rep. Don Young, R-Alaska, one of the most senior Republicans in Congress. Young's comment, his quick apology, and Boehner's statement come at a particularly sensitive time for the GOP in its relationship with Hispanic voters.

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