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EPA Widens Investigation Into VW Emissions Cheating Scandal

Tue, 11/03/2015 - 4:06am

U.S. regulators have announced that software designed to cheat on emissions tests have been found in an additional 10,000 vehicles. A total of 7 models from Volkswagen, Audi and Porsche are involved.

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Investigators Probe Crash Of Russian Airliner In Egypt's Sinai Peninsula

Tue, 11/03/2015 - 4:06am

As speculation continues about what caused a Russian airliner to crash over the weekend, airline investigators and industry analysts say such investigations are meticulous and painstakingly slow.

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If The Shoe Fits: The Rise Of The Stylish Comfort Shoe

Tue, 11/03/2015 - 3:51am

When it comes to women's shoes, fashion often trumps function. But as women age, comfort starts to compete with style. Cue the rise of the trendy comfort shoe.

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Give A Donation, Ask For Naming Rights

Tue, 11/03/2015 - 3:45am

In New York, a billionaire couple asked a college be renamed in their honor after donating $20 million. One expert says the request reflects a new trend among the mega-rich.

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The Un-College That's Training $100,000 App Developers

Tue, 11/03/2015 - 3:03am

General Assembly offers high tech training face-to-face. Google and the Department of Education are paying attention.

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TransCanada Puts U.S. Permit Application For Keystone XL Pipeline On Hold

Mon, 11/02/2015 - 8:15pm

The company building the controversial oil pipeline from Canada to the Gulf of Mexico has suspended its permit application while waiting for approval on its preferred route through Nebraska.

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EPA Says It Has Found More 'Defeat Devices' In Volkswagen Cars

Mon, 11/02/2015 - 4:50pm

The U.S. government says the German automaker's software allowed 10,000 more diesel cars than it had acknowledged earlier to run more cleanly during emissions testing than in real-world conditions.

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From Gray Lady To Purple Carrot: Bittman Adds Spice To Vegan Meal Startup

Mon, 11/02/2015 - 4:42pm

Bittman left a gig as The New York Times' influential food writer to join a meal-kit delivery firm that wants to make it easier for people to eat plant-based meals at home.

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Rival GOP Campaigns Launch Power Plays In Debate Negotiations

Mon, 11/02/2015 - 4:32pm

Jeb Bush is resetting his campaign, and the GOP candidates agree that the party isn't in charge when it comes to debate negotiations. NPR explores what it all means for the 2016 race.

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In Disappointing Month For Studios, October Chock Full Of Box Office Flops

Mon, 11/02/2015 - 3:33pm

October was grim for movie studios. NPR reports on four weeks of flops.

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Could A Tiny Mobile Studio Solve Your Housing Crisis?

Mon, 11/02/2015 - 2:56pm

For decades, architects have worked to turn shipping containers into homes and mock up cities that are plug and play. Now a startup in Texas is building a luxury studio that would travel when you do.

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Not To Be Out-Droned, Google Plans To Deliver Packages By Air In 2017

Mon, 11/02/2015 - 1:49pm

Google's Project Wing would become another rival in the business of delivering consumer packages by drone, already eyed by Amazon and Wal-Mart. Lots of questions remain about how it all will work.

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Campaign-Finance Crusader Lawrence Lessig Ends Presidential Bid

Mon, 11/02/2015 - 12:18pm

The Harvard law professor, who crowdfunded $1 million for his run, says he cannot move forward any longer if Democrats do not allow him in the debates.

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China Unveils Its First Commercial Jet To Compete With Boeing, Airbus

Mon, 11/02/2015 - 10:30am

Because of production delays, the single-aisle, twin-engine C919 won't be on the market until at least 2018.

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Amid E. Coli Outbreak, Chipotle Closes 43 Restaurants In Washington, Oregon

Mon, 11/02/2015 - 9:06am

At least 22 people have been infected with E. coli, some of whom reported eating at Chipotle restaurants in the two states. This is the chain's third food-contamination outbreak since August.

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From 'Book Strap' To 'Burrito': A History Of The School Backpack

Mon, 11/02/2015 - 7:38am

Backpacks and textbooks are a match made in heaven. But not too long ago, students walked to school carrying their books in their arms.

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Texas' Changing Relationship To Obamacare

Mon, 11/02/2015 - 5:04am

Many Texans still oppose the ACA even though the state is home to the most uninsured in the country. But more people and business groups are starting to feel the effects of not supporting the law.

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Affordable Care Act Sign-Ups Lag In Texas

Mon, 11/02/2015 - 5:04am

Texas has the nation's highest rate of uninsured and a state government that doesn't support the law. Many who have not bought insurance before are often too busy to shop and don't know their options.

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Pfizer Would Cut Its Corporate Tax Bill If It Merges With Allergan

Mon, 11/02/2015 - 4:07am

If the deal closes, Pfizer would move its headquarters to Ireland and reduce what it pays in taxes. Steve Inskeep talks to David Wessel, director of the Hutchins Center at the Brookings Institution.

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Words You'll Hear: 'Marijuana Monopoly'

Sun, 11/01/2015 - 4:09pm

Michel Martin takes a look at the phrase "marijuana monopoly." It's an idea at the heart of the debate over Ohio's marijuana legalization initiative, which is on the ballot this week.

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