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'Threshold Choir' Sings To Comfort The Terminally Ill

Kate Munger founded the a capella group Threshold Choir to provide comfort to the sick and dying. Host Arun Rath talks with Munger about the choir's somewhat morbid services.
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Hill After Hill, Hundreds Crank Away In Pittsburgh Bike Race

The weekend after Thanksgiving, a 30-year Pittsburgh tradition gets underway — the annual Dirty Dozen bike race. It's when some of the city's toughest residents tackle its steepest hills.
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The Key Test For HealthCare.gov Is The Part You Can't See

The part of HealthCare.gov that consumers see is working more smoothly, but it's unclear how well the invisible back end is working.
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Action Movie Star Paul Walker Dies In Crash

Actor Paul Walker, famous for his role in the Fast and Furious films has died. The 40-year-old actor died Saturday in a fiery car crash in North Los Angeles.
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5 Most Memorable Political Ads Of 2013

It may have been an election off-year, but that didn't stifle the creativity of political ad-makers in 2013. From "Creepy Uncle Sam" to screaming donkeys, there were plenty of eye-catching spots on the airwaves — or YouTube — this year.
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Finding Stories Of Life Among The Tombstones

Woodland is a mostly-hidden, wonderfully wooded hilltop cemetery in Dayton, Ohio. The humorist Erma Bombeck is buried there, as are the famous Wright brothers, their sister and father. We take a walk through Woodland for Weekend Edition Sunday's travel segment, "Wingin' It."
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Saving The Native Prairie — One Black-Footed Ferret At A Time

Biologists armed with truck-mounted spotlights, flea spray, and anti-plague vaccine roam the South Dakota grasslands each night, five months a year, as part of a 30-year rescue mission.
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'Fast & Furious' Star Dies In Car Crash

Paul Walker, the star of the "Fast & Furious" movie series, died Saturday in a car crash that killed one other person north of Los Angeles, his publicist said. He was 40.
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Long-Shot Candidates Look To Keep Hope Alive For 2016

It's trial balloon season in presidential politics, a time when long shots and lesser-knowns float their names for 2016. More than a few of them are simply after the free publicity.
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Boston Says It Has A Plan To Erase The Gender Wage Gap

If you're a woman, you're probably paid less than your male colleagues — 77 cents on the dollar, to be exact. Now Boston thinks it has a solution to eradicate the wage gap. It starts with getting businesses to sign a pledge.

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