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With IRS, Email Lost Could Be More Alarming Than A Cover-Up

A former IRS director's missing emails reminded some of the gap on Richard Nixon's Watergate tapes. Columnist Megan McArdle tells NPR's Scott Simon the disappearance indicates bigger problems within the agency.
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Suburban D.C. Bear Gets Social Before Getting Relocated

A bear that was found walking around Bethesda, Md., has been returned to his natural home. But not before gaining a moment of Internet fame with two fake Twitter accounts created on his behalf.
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Trump Stands Firm On Giant Chicago Sign

Donald Trump and Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel are warring over a sign on the side of a skyscraper bearing Trump's name. The mayor wants it removed, but Trump has emphatically said no, via the media.
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A Father Passes The Rules Of The Rails To His Son

Writer Ted Conover once spent a year riding freight trains. Recently he retraced his route, this time with his son, Asa. They speak to NPR's Scott Simon about their unusual — and illegal — journey.
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Report Of Drone Crashes A 'Record Of Calamity'

More than 400 U.S. military drones have been involved in major crashes around the world since 2001. NPR's Scott Simon reflects on the news, which was revealed in a Washington Post investigation.
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Man's Best Friend To The End: Resting In Peace Beside Your Pet

There are cemeteries for humans, there are cemeteries for pets. And increasingly, there are cemeteries where humans can rest for eternity beside Fluffy and Fido.
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LA Mountain Lion A Poster Cat For California's Rat Poison Problem

Reports that Griffith Park's famous four-legged resident became ill from exposure to rodenticides have heightened concerns about the use of the poisons in California.
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CDC Says More Workers Potentially Exposed To Live Anthrax

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention increased to 86 the number of its personnel who it says may have been exposed to live anthrax at three labs in Atlanta.
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GOP Lawmakers Confront IRS Chief Over Lost Emails

Commissioner John Koskinen got a frosty reception from Republicans on the Ways and Means Committee, who accused him of lying about computer crashes that he says account for the missing data.
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From A Stream To A Flood: Migrant Kids Overwhelm U.S. Border Agents

Of the hundreds of migrants that U.S. border agents catch daily in the Rio Grande Valley, 20 percent are unaccompanied minors. Instead of catching lawbreakers, the agents say, they're baby-sitting.

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