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Veteran Storm Chaser Among Those Killed In Oklahoma

Tim Samaras was an engineer who made probes that captured information at the base of the violent storms. He was inspired to chase tornadoes by the iconic scene in The Wizard of Oz.

Washington Monument Receives Much-Needed Repair

Nearly two years ago, when a freak earthquake rocked the Washington, D.C. area, it damaged more than 500 stone slabs on the Washington Monument. Now, the monument is covered in scaffolding and crews are getting to work on one huge caulking job.

If Employment Game Has Changed, Who's Teaching The Rules?

The worth of a degree depends on the specialty. A report from Georgetown University breaks down returns on students' investments, and it's not particularly encouraging. But the study's co-author says the problem is a lack of guidance, which could keep young people from following fruitless career paths.

No 'Universal' Best Practice To Save Yourself From Tornadoes

When you're caught in a tornado's path, should you run or hide? The tornado in Moore, Okla., and the storms that tore through the Oklahoma City area Friday provide contradictory answers.

Bike-Sharing Programs Roll Into Cities Across The U.S.

New York launched a bike-sharing system this week, and Chicago and San Francisco are expected to launch similar systems this summer. Gabe Klein, who helped start Washington's pioneering Capital Bikeshare, expects we'll see more cycling "across the board."

Jean Stapleton, Who Played Edith Bunker, Dies

As Edith, Stapleton took on the thorniest of social issues, from race to feminism. She said that humor had a way of reducing intolerance to nothing.

More Storms, Tornadoes Batter Parts Of Oklahoma

Still recovering from the devastating tornado two weeks ago, parts of Okalahoma were struck again with intense storms and tornadoes Friday night. Weekend Edition Saturday host Scott Simon talks with Kurt Gwartney of member station KGOU about the lastest there.