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Lawmakers Pitch A Gas Tax Hike To Replenish Dwindling Highway Funds

Sens. Chris Murphy and Bob Corker have drawn up a bipartisan proposal to help resolve the Highway Trust Fund's impending financial problems. Their plan would pay for most federal transportation programs with a gasoline tax.
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Pentagon Decides To Dig Up Remains Of Long-Lost Soldier

After an NPR/ProPublica investigation, military officials have decided to exhume the bodies of 11 World War II servicemen who are buried in an American war cemetery in the Philippines.

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State Of The Painkiller Nation: Wide Variation In Prescription Rates

Abuse of narcotic painkillers is a national problem. But it turns out that where you live can make a big difference in how likely you are to get a prescription for the medicines.
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For Sale: South Dakota Town With Bar, $399,000

The prairie hamlet of Swett — population 2 plus a dog — comes with 6 acres, a house, three trailers, an old tire shop and a Volvo semi. If you don't have the money, no Swett.
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5 Things To Know For The U.S. Vs. Belgium Game

Two key questions are whether the U.S. can strike early, as it did against Ghana, and whether Belgium can pull away late, as it has in all its games so far in Brazil.
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Facebook's Newsfeed Study: Was It Ethical Or A Violation Of Privacy?

In 2012, Facebook changed its users' newsfeeds without their knowledge for research. Host Michel Martin learns more about the study and why some people aren't happy about it.
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Kids Dealing With Negative Body Image? Don't Judge, Listen

For kids who worry about their weight or get teased about their looks, swimsuit season can be a challenging time. Tell Me More's parenting panel discusses how to talk children about body image.
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What The Supreme Court Rulings Mean For Unions, Religious Freedom

Host Michel Martin speaks with Supreme Court correspondent David Savage, and labor economist Steven Pitts about the high court's rulings on public employee unions and contraception.
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Older Adults Are Fatter Than Ever, Increasing Their Risk Of Illness

There's good news and bad news about aging boomers, a Census Bureau report finds. They're drinking less and voting more, but they're also heavier, which could mean less independence later.
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VA Offers Doctor's Appointment To Man Who Died In 2012

A Massachusetts woman got a letter saying that a Veterans Affairs hospital was ready to see her husband, a Vietnam veteran who died of a brain tumor nearly two years ago.

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