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Congressional Panels Chastise NHTSA Over GM Ignition Problems

Wed, 09/17/2014 - 4:02am

Committees are looking at the National Highway Transportation Safety Administration after questions arose about how it handles recalls, including General Motors' recall over faulty ignition switches.

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What Does It Mean To Be A Moderate In Syria's Civil War?

Wed, 09/17/2014 - 4:02am

The White House is lobbying Congress to authorize a package to arm and train Syria's moderate rebels. The funding is key to Obama's strategy to confront militants known as the Islamic State, or ISIS.

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United Airlines Offers Buyout Packages To Flight Attendants

Wed, 09/17/2014 - 4:02am

The airline, which has too many flight attendants since its merger with Continental, will offer the early outs in seniority order to those who meet certain service and eligibility

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Ride Along As N.Y. Teen Drivers To School For The First Time

Wed, 09/17/2014 - 4:02am

It's a rite of passage for American teenagers: parents hand over the keys, and newly licensed drivers hit the road. Sarah Rivers is a high school junior, and she enjoys driving herself to school.

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Is The NFL Too Big To Fail?

Wed, 09/17/2014 - 3:19am

The NFL has suffered a number of scandals recently, but the sport has emerged relatively unscathed. Commentator Frank Deford asks if anything could change the way Americans feel about football.

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Not Every Afghan Institution Is Efficient; This One Is

Wed, 09/17/2014 - 3:17am

When NPR's Kabul bureau caught on fire recently, it came as a pleasant surprise that the fire department in the Afghan capital is good at putting out fires.

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When The Power's Out, Solar Panels May Not Keep The Lights On

Wed, 09/17/2014 - 3:16am

With the price of solar panels falling, more municipalities and homeowners are installing them. But having solar panels doesn't mean you won't lose power in a blackout — at least not yet.

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Will Obama's Plan Bring The Ebola Outbreak Under Control?

Wed, 09/17/2014 - 3:15am

The ambitious scope of the intervention has impressed aid workers, who have been crying for help for months. But the plan will need to be implemented quickly to get ahead of the spread of infections.

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Unregulated Skies: Keeping Watch On America's Vertical Borders

Wed, 09/17/2014 - 3:14am

Tens of thousands of private planes fly through U.S. airspace daily. Federal agents at a Southern California air base monitor those flights, looking for drugs or terrorists. Sometimes, they find them.

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Chinese City Creates Sidewalk Lane For Smartphone Users

Tue, 09/16/2014 - 6:06am

Authorities there say the lane is supposed to remind people that texting while walking may cause "unnecessary collisions."

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Funeral Home Offers Drive-Thru Lane To View Loved One

Tue, 09/16/2014 - 6:01am

As you pull up to the window at the Paradise Funeral Chapel in Saginaw, Mich., curtains draw back to reveal the casket, as music plays from overhead.

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NFL Proposes Plan To Stop Domestic Violence By Its Players

Tue, 09/16/2014 - 4:16am

The NFL has stumbled in the way it has handled a series of abuse investigations involving players. Commissioner Roger Goodell announced on Monday that three anti-domestic abuse advocates will advise the league. But plenty of criticism remains.

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Details Emerge About U.S. Plans To Fight ISIS In Iraq

Tue, 09/16/2014 - 4:16am

The United States has secured commitments from some Arab nations and allies to cooperate in the battle against the militant group known as Islamic State which is operating in Syria and Iraq. Details are emerging about what the U.S. military will be doing in Iraq, such as establishing a new headquarters on the ground there.

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The Last Word In Business

Tue, 09/16/2014 - 4:16am

David Greene and Audie Cornish have the Last Word in business.

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Other International Issues Overshadow Iran Nuclear Talks

Tue, 09/16/2014 - 4:16am

Negotiations resume this week over Iran's nuclear program, with experts predicting this round could be a "make or break" moment for the long-running diplomatic effort. As negotiators convene in New York, which is also hosting world leaders at the U.N.'s annual General Assembly gathering, the nuclear issue is fighting for attention amid as crisis multiply in the Mideast and elsewhere.

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'13 Days In September' Examines 1978 Camp David Conference

Tue, 09/16/2014 - 4:16am

The Camp David Accords-- signed 34 years ago by Egypt and Israel and brokered by the the United States — are considered to be the cornerstone for all subsequent Arab-Israeli negotiations. But peace and stability continue to elude the region. Audie Cornish talks to writer Lawrence Wright about his new book "Thirteen Days in September: Carter, Begin, and Sadat at Camp David."

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Hachette Authors Take Their Case To Amazon's Board Of Directors

Tue, 09/16/2014 - 4:16am

Authors United — the group of some 1,100 writers signed to the publishing company Hachette — has drafted a letter to the members of Amazon's board of directors asking it to intercede in the dispute between the publisher and the online retailer over the price of e-books. The stakes are growing as the fall publishing season gets underway, and the nation's largest bookseller continues to impede sales of Hachette books.

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With A Deadline Looming, Iran's Nuclear Talks Reopen In New York

Tue, 09/16/2014 - 4:16am

Negotiations resume this week in New York over Iran's nuclear program, but a summer of multiplying crises has world capitals distracted as the talks hit a crucial stage.

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With Debt Collection, Your Bank Account Could Be At Risk

Tue, 09/16/2014 - 4:03am

A 1968 federal law allows debt collectors to not only garnish wages, but take from a debtor's bank account. Consumer advocates say the outdated law is overly punitive and out of touch with reality.

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Community Keeps Calm Despite Questions About Wal-Mart Shooting

Tue, 09/16/2014 - 3:06am

While the police shooting of an unarmed black teen in Ferguson, Mo. has caused high tension among the city's residents, another shooting near Dayton, Ohio has been met with a more measured response.

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