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The Likely Story Of A Leaking Water Main

A water main crisis has been averted in Maryland, but the crumbling of water infrastructure is a common story. How did we get here? Melissa Block speaks with Greg DiLoreto, president of the American Society of Civil Engineers.

Writing A Road Map For Ending Sexual Assault In The Air Force

Audie Cornish speaks with Maj. Gen. Margaret Woodward, director of the U.S. Air Force Sexual Assault Prevention and Response Office. She's developing training and other programs to help stop sexual assault in the Air Force.

After Years Of Limbo, Cordray Confirmed To Consumer Bureau

Richard Cordray was confirmed as head of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau Tuesday night. His position has been in limbo basically since the office opened two years ago, due to Republican opposition. Audie Cornish speaks with Cordray about what changes, now that his title is official.

Beige Book: Like A Letter Sent Home From Economics Camp

The Beige Book is the weirdest economic report of them all: There are no numbers, just little stories.

Slow Ride To City Hall For Female Candidates

Women make up less than 20 percent of the mayors in this country. Despite hopes for greater progress this year, their numbers are likely to remain low.

Clever Hacks Give Google Glass Many Unintended Powers

Whether it's facial recognition or snapping photos with a wink of an eye, hackers are proving it's possible to re-engineer Google Glass in a number of creative ways.

Economy's Growing At 'Modest To Moderate Pace,' Fed Says

The central bank's latest "Beige Book" review of conditions around the nation adds to evidence that the economy continues to chug along.

Rolling Stone's Tsarnaev Cover: What's Stirring Such Passion?

The magazine hasn't hit newsstands, but some say it glorifies alleged Boston bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev. Rolling Stone's editor stands by the use of the photo to help tell the story of "an incredibly normal kid" who turned into "a monster."

Weight Loss Is Worth Gold In Dubai

Alarmed at ballooning waistlines in a region where fast food is common and comfortable outdoor exercise is not, the local government is offering citizens a gram of gold for each kilogram they lose by Aug. 16.

Is It Time To See Each Other's Tears?

NPR's Michel Martin says Americans sometimes have an empathy gap when it comes to other people's pain.