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Will Emergency Manager Help Or Hurt Detroit?

Michigan Governor Rick Snyder announced last week that he'll appoint an emergency manager for the city of Detroit. That means an unelected person will have sweeping powers to try to stop Detroit's financial hemorrhaging.

At Florida Sinkhole, Demolition Continues

Near Tampa, 37-year-old Jeffrey Bush is missing and presumed dead. A sinkhole opened up under his bedroom last week. Authorities say it's too dangerous in the 60-foot-deep chasm to search for him. Instead, the home is being demolished.

Turning It Down: Cities Combat Light Pollution By Going Dim

Advocates say the developed world's desire to light up the night is having some unintended consequences. This summer, Paris will try dimming its street lights, turning it into the City of [Fewer] Lights.

Teaching 2.0: Is Tech In The Classroom Worth The Cost?

The growth of tech and Internet use in schools has brought one unexpected benefit: Kids can get lectures from high-level scholars via Skype, and interact with them over the Internet. This opens up a larger question, though, of how to measure if the new technologies are improving learning.

In First Post-Election Interview, Romney Calls Race A 'Magnificent' Experience

In the first interview the Romneys have given since their November loss, they say they're moving on.

After Delay, SpaceX Dragon Reaches Space Station

Mechanical difficulties after Friday's launch pushed back the capture of the unmanned capsule by a day. The Dragon will stay in place until the end of March, after dropping off 1,200 pounds of supplies, and return with more than twice that amount.

If Sequestration Isn't The Apocalypse, What Is It?

Host Rachel Martin and NPR's Scott Horsley cover the three most important elements of the federal budget cuts known as sequestration, which went into effect Friday.

In New Jersey, Win Or Lose Big From The Comfort Of Your Home

Last week was a big week if you love online gambling and you live in the Garden State. New Jersey legalized online gambling. Host Rachel Martin talks with NPR's Mike Pesca.

As 'Devastating' As Sequester Is, Not 'Immediate Catastrophe'

Host Rachel Martin speaks with congressional scholar Thomas Mann of the Brookings Institution about the economic and political impact of sequestration. He is the co-author of a book about political gridlock, called It's Even Worse Than It Looks.