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The Closest You Can Get To Piloting A Container Ship

Care to learn how to dock a gigantic freighter in a tight harbor? Or how to fend off pirates? There's a merchant marine simulator in Maryland where you can train for those scenarios, and more.
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Doing The Laundry For Social Good

"For-profit, for good" is the mantra of a handful of startups trying to make Philadelphia a social enterprise hub. One of those companies is a bike-delivery laundry service that's now expanding.
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Advocates Want Someone To Be Accountable For Veterans' Care

NPR's Rachel Martin talks to Aaron Glantz of the Center for Investigative Reporting about allegations of delayed health care by the Department of Veterans Affairs and what it would take to fix it.
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Should VA Secretary Shinseki Step Down?

NPR's Rachel Martin interviews Sen. Richard Blumenthal, D-Conn., about whether the FBI should be investigating alleged criminal wrongdoing at the Department of Veterans Affairs.
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Isla Vista Killing Spree Claims 7 Lives, Including Suspect

A mass killing in Isla Vista, Calif., Friday left seven people dead. Authorities are still investigating the motive behind the rampage near the University of California, Santa Barbara.
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Bring Out Your Junk: A Day In The Life Of A Scrapper

If you live in a big city and put an old appliance on the curb, there's a good chance it'll be gone the next day, picked up by those who collect discarded pieces of metal to recycle them for cash.
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Election Underway In Ukraine, But Blocked In Restive East

Ukrainians began voting Sunday in a presidential election marred by violence and all but cancelled in eastern cities, where pro-Russian separatists have shut polling places and threatened officials.
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It's Geithner Vs. Warren In Battle Of The Bailout

Former Treasury Secretary Tim Geithner says the 2008 bank bailout worked well. Sen. Elizabeth Warren says it taught bankers to be reckless because the risks are on taxpayers. Vote for who is right.
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Alleged Shooter In California Left Vast Digital Trail

Through videos and online statements, 22-year-old Elliot Rodger showed an extravagant lifestyle, but also revealed he was haunted by his virginity and inability to woo women.
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Santa Barbara Community Mourns For Shooting Victims

A shooting rampage Friday night near the University of California, Santa Barbara, has left seven dead and seven more injured. NPR's Arun Rath talks to KCLU reporter John Palminteri about the latest developments.

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