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Can't Locate A Bathroom? There's An App For That

AirPNP is an app that connects full bladders with bathroom owners willing to share their facilities with strangers — for a small fee.
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The Town Where Everyone Talks About Death

In La Crosse, Wisconsin, almost everyone plans for their death. Not coincidentally, La Crosse spends less on end-of-life care than any other place in the country.
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Preview: Steve Inskeep Travels U.S.-Mexico Border

Steve Inskeep has begun a journey along the U.S.-Mexico border — from the Gulf of Mexico to the Pacific Ocean. NPR reporters are also pursuing stories of people, goods and culture crossing the border.
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Hagel To Defend Pentagon Budget Before Senate Panel

The Pentagon's budget for next year would cut the size of the Armed Forces and begin to rein in expensive benefits, including health care. The Army would be reduced to its lowest level in years.
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Wind River Indian Reservation's Borders Are Disputed

The borders have grown by about a million acres after a decision by the Environmental Protection Agency. Tribes see it as righting a historical wrong. The state is fighting the move.
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House Approves Measure To Ease Flood Insurance Hikes

Two years ago, an overhaul bill passed with the goal of pulling the federal program out of debt. When homeowners started calling lawmakers about sharp premium hikes, both chambers moved swiftly.
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Teen Sues Parents, Claiming They Owe Her Money For College

Rachel Canning, 18, says her parents kicked her out of their house; she wants them to give her financial support. A New Jersey judge denied her requests in an initial hearing Tuesday.
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Frustrated Cities Take High-Speed Internet Into Their Own Hands

College Station, Texas, is losing "countless companies" to towns with faster Internet, one councilman says. It's now one of several cities considering a more aggressive approach to securing broadband.
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Chinese Investors Aren't Snatching Up Detroit Property, Yet

While Chinese investors have been eyeing cheap real estate in Detroit since the city's bankruptcy filing last year, they're not in a tremendous rush to buy.
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High Court Extends Whistleblower Protections

The Supreme Court has ruled that a federal whistleblower law protects not just the employees of a public company, but also company contractors, like lawyers, accountants, and investment funds.

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