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Why The Future Of Transportation Depends On Changing Infrastructure

NPR science blogger and astrophysicist Adam Frank argues infrastructure must change in order to develop new, environmentally friendly forms of transportation.
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Are Smartphone Apps Making It Easier To Racially Profile?

Retailers are using apps to report thefts and suspicious activity. NPR's Kelly McEvers talks to Terrence McCoy of the Washington Post about how that cooperation doesn't necessarily mean safer streets.
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David Vitter, Running For Governor, Accused Of Being 'Wrong On Fornication'

Vitter was re-elected easily, even after he was caught up in the "D.C. Madam" prostitution scandal. But now that he's running for governor, it's coming back to haunt him.
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South Korea? Trump's 'Where Are You From' Moment

Donald Trump interrupted an Asian-American student this week to ask if he was from South Korea. "I was born in Texas," he responded.
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Volkswagen Announces Recall Of 8.5 Million Vehicles In Europe

Volkswagen announced Thursday a fourth engineer has been suspended as it continues to investigate the decision to install emissions cheating software on 11 million vehicles. Company officials have suggested only a small number of people knew about the deception. It's a claim many observers find hard to believe.
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Jose Bautista's Defiant Bat Flip Ignites Baseball Controversy

Blue Jays player Jose Bautista hit a game clinching homerun on Wednesday night. He celebrated the hit with a defiant bat flip, immediately launching a minor baseball controversy.
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U.S. Decision To Delay Troop Withdrawal Puts Some Afghans At Ease

President Obama announced his decision to keep U.S. troops in Afghanistan for longer on Thursday. NPR visited the capital, Kabul, to gauge the Afghan public's response.
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Former House Speaker Dennis Hastert To Plead Guilty In Hush Money Case

Dennis Hastert will plead guilty in an alleged scheme to pay hush money to someone and lying to federal investigators about it. The U.S. Attorney's office in Chicago announced the plea deal Thursday at a hearing where the former house speaker was not present.
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Tech Company Hyperloop Doesn't Pay Its Employees — At Least Not In Cash

We've come to expect a steady stream of flashy new gadgets from the booming tech sector, but another area of innovation in Silicon Valley is how we work, mainly the structure of our offices and companies. Planet Money tells the story of a company that has no employees, doesn't pay any salaries, but has hundreds of extremely talented workers nonetheless.
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Obama Announces Decision To Delay Withdrawal Of U.S. Troops From Afghanistan

President Obama announced Thursday he has abandoned his plan to withdraw nearly all U.S. troops from Afghanistan by the end of his presidency.

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