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Donors Pitch In To Protect Detroit's Art And Pensions

Under a deal mediated by a federal bankruptcy judge, a group of local and national foundations this week pledged more than $330 million to help Detroit's pension fund and protect the city's valuable art collection. Bio-chemical entrepreneur Paul Schaap is one of the donors; he speaks with NPR's Lynn Neary about the effort.
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Ford's New Truck, GM's New CEO Star At Detroit Auto Show

The North American International Auto Show — the fancy name for the Detroit car show — opens to the public Saturday. NPR's Sonari Glinton gives NPR's Lynn Neary a sneak preview from the Motor City.
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A Wage Hike Campaign From An Unlikely Source

Silicon Valley multimillionaire Ron Unz is sponsoring a ballot initiative to raise California's minimum wage to $12 an hour, up from $8. NPR's Lynn Neary talks with the multimillionaire conservative, the former publisher of the American Conservative magazine, about why.
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Still Texting? OMG, That's Already So Old-School

A new report says instant messaging is surpassing old-fashioned texting in Britain. It may seem too soon to talk about the good old days of texting, but technological turnover is another sign of the times. Also on the decline: phone numbers.
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Sibling Snowboarders Hope To Reach Olympics At The Same Time

Brother and sister Taylor and Arielle Gold have both had amazing seasons. Arielle is vying for a spot on the U.S. snowboarding team; Taylor has already made it. All this is new to them.
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California's Governor Declares Drought State Of Emergency

Gov. Jerry Brown is urging Californians to cut their water use by 20 percent, and he's telling state agencies to conserve water – and to hire more firefighters.
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Federal Judge Says N.C. Ultrasound Abortion Law Is Illegal

The state's controversial law required women who want to have an abortion to first have an ultrasound scan and have it described to them. A federal judge calls the law "an impermissible attempt to compel these providers to deliver the state's message in favor of childbirth and against abortion."
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Supreme Court To Decide If Warrant Needed To Search Cellphone

The U.S. Supreme Court is delving into the technology-versus-privacy debate, agreeing to hear two cases that test whether police making an arrest may search cellphones without a warrant. A decision is expected this year.
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Congress Vows To Step Up To Surveillance Policy Challenge

If there was a consensus from Congress after President Obama's NSA speech Friday, it was that Congress itself must play a major role to play in the ultimate fix.
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Obama Signs Trillion-Dollar Federal Spending Bill

President Obama has enacted more than 1,500 pages of legislation that will fund every federal agency. The spending legislation was approved in the Senate and House this week by wide margins.

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