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Detroit's Emergency Manager: 'There's Just No Money'

Kevyn Orr tells All Things Considered the crisis was the city's own making, but it doesn't help anyone to look for blame in the past.
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Residents Forced To Live Without Landlines

Verizon has taken the first step to replace copper lines with a home cellular connection in coastal areas hit hard by Hurricane Sandy. But many customers don't like the new phone connection, saying the new technology is inferior to traditional landlines.
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Authorities Investigate Possible Serial Murders In Cleveland

Police and FBI in East Cleveland are piecing together information after three bodies were found in trash bags over the weekend. Authorities believe the killings are related, and a man is in custody in connection with the case. Officials say they don't know if there are more bodies to be found in the hardscrabble Cleveland suburb.
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Fish Return To A Mining County River

The Cheat River runs through historic mining country in the Allegheny Mountains of West Virginia. Coal has been an economic boost to the area, but often at a cost to the environment. The Cheat was one such casualty.
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Obama To Lay Out Economic Vision This Week

President Obama returns to Illinois this week and to the city of Galesburg, site of a pivotal speech he made early in his first presidential campaign. His speech Wednesday will be a set of proposals for strengthening the economy.
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Detroit Retirees Wonder How Bankruptcy Will Affect Benefits

A federal bankruptcy court will be the scene for some colossal decisions about the future of Detroit, which filed for Chapter 9 bankruptcy protection last week. One of the issues is whether retirees will see their benefits cut.
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Sandwich Monday: Gravy Bread

For this week's Sandwich Monday, we try a classic Chicago food called Gravy Bread. As hip Chicago insiders, we learned about it yesterday.
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Offseason Arrests Raise Questions For NFL

There have been over 40 arrests of players since the NFL regular season ended, most notably Aaron Hernandez's murder charge. Whether a problem exists in pro football is still in question, but the NFL already has programs designed to help athletes with off-the-field issues.
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How Americans Get To Work, In 2 Graphs

More than ever, Americans are getting to work by driving alone. Also: The surprising decline in the share of Americans working at home.
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Note To Teen Boy With Blowgun: It's Exhale, Not Inhale

Breathing in, not out, has landed several homemade blowgun enthusiasts in the emergency room, a study says. They recovered with no lasting harm. But the report says doctors should be aware of the risks posed by Internet instructions for DIY blowguns.

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