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A Cardboard Helmet, To Go With Your Cardboard Bike

Would you ride a bike while wearing a helmet made of cardboard? What if its design was inspired by nature — specifically, a woodpecker? You'll have a chance to do just that next year — meaning you could outfit yourself in a full-cardboard biking kit, if you also go for the $20 cardboard bicycle we wrote about in October.

Violence Against Women Act Still In Limbo

Besides the congressional budget, lawmakers are also at an impasse when it comes to the Violence Against Women Act. Host Michel Martin talks with the beauty shop ladies about whether the bill should expand protections for gay people, immigrants and Native Americans.

NHL Lockout Leaves Fans Out In The Cold

Hockey fans are living their lives, going about their business, but their days are a little paler. Commentator Frank Deford says fans deserve a little sympathy when their sport is taken from them.

Sudanese Teens Fight To Play Basketball In Illinois

A tiny residential school in Illinois has successfully fought to keep three Sudanese basketball players on its team. The head of the Illinois High School Association initially ruled that Mooseheart High school illegally recruited the teenagers, who are all 6 feet 7 inches and taller.

NFL Players' 'Bountygate' Suspensions Vacated

Though he said the NFL did prove that the players took part in a scheme that paid them bonuses for hurting opponents, former Commissioner Paul Tagliabue said the cases against them had been "contaminated" by their team — the New Orleans Saints.

Russia's Hockey Glad To Have NHL-Lockout Orphans

The NHL lockout has sent many Russian players home to play for a league very much in need of star power as it tries to revive hockey's popularity in a place where the sport was once dominant.