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As RushCard Problems Linger, Federal Consumer Protection Group Steps In

Fri, 10/23/2015 - 4:41pm

After hundreds of thousands of RushCard customers were unable to access their money, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau said Friday that it's taking "direct action" to "make consumers whole."

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LA Congressman Loses Bet, Sings 'Meet the Mets'

Fri, 10/23/2015 - 4:20pm

Rep. Adam Schiff, D-Calif., lost a bet with New York Democrat Steve Israel when the Mets defeated the Dodgers in the Major League Baseball playoffs. The result is pretty amazin'.

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Rapping Less And Making GIFs More: The Week In 'Hotline Bling'

Fri, 10/23/2015 - 3:49pm

NPR Music contributor Erika Ramirez charts the viral ascent of Drake's new music video — and some of the conversations flourishing in the background.

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Why Hurricane Patricia Can't Be Blamed On Climate Change

Fri, 10/23/2015 - 3:45pm

Hurricane Patricia's record-breaking winds come as a powerful El Niño heats the Pacific Ocean. But researchers say that's not enough to blame climate change for the storm's rapid strengthening.

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Guatemalan Presidential Election Pits Former First Lady Against TV Comedian

Fri, 10/23/2015 - 3:30pm

On Sunday, Guatemalans go to the polls to pick a new president. The contest is between a former first lady and a comedian with no political experience and a simple slogan: "I'm not corrupt nor a thief." The vote follows months of turbulent politics in the Central American nation that led to the resignation and jailing of both the vice president and president.

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Why Daniel Murphy Rules: Second Baseman's Bat Leads Mets To World Series

Fri, 10/23/2015 - 3:30pm

The New York Mets may be amazing, but Daniel Murphy is basically on another planet. The second baseman has hit a homerun in a record six consecutive postseason games, powering the Mets to the National League pennant. NPR's Audie Cornish talks to Jonah Keri of Grantland about the Mets' performance so far this postseason.

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'Consumer Reports' Pulls Tesla Model S Recommendation

Fri, 10/23/2015 - 3:30pm

Tesla — the electric car company beloved by environmentalists and the auto press — has hit a rough patch. A rave review from Consumer Reports has been reversed, and now Tesla's Model S is no longer recommended by the magazine. A self-driving feature introduced recently has also led to some hair raising moments behind the wheel documented online.

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It's Not Just VW: A Robust Market For Reprogramming Vehicles

Fri, 10/23/2015 - 3:30pm

An entire marketplace exists on the Internet for tuners, devices that help drivers crank up the power on vehicles and then hide the evidence. We visit a local diesel shop to see how it works.

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Beachside Resort In Sayulita, Mexico, Prepares For Hurricane Patricia

Fri, 10/23/2015 - 3:30pm

NPR's Audie Cornish interviews Norma Adams, general manager of Villa Amor in Sayulita, Mexico. Adams, a native of Sayulita, talks about how she and other staff started in the middle of the night Thursday to evacuate an entire wedding party from the resort on the water.

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How Do You Make $3 Trillion Disappear? The Fed Will Soon Find Out

Fri, 10/23/2015 - 3:30pm

The Planet Money team explains how to make $3 trillion disappear, which is what the Federal Reserve will be trying to do. It created the money after the financial crisis to try to help the economy and lower interest rates. But now that the economy is improving the money could eventually create inflation or cause bubbles.

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New Orleans Urges Sales Tax Hike Support To Fund French Quarter Police

Fri, 10/23/2015 - 3:30pm

New Orleans has had its fair share of high-profile crime problems. Now residents are set to vote on a sales tax hike to fund more state police officers in the French Quarter.

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The 'Groundpounders' Have Run In Every Marine Corps Marathon Since 1976

Fri, 10/23/2015 - 3:30pm

NPR's Ari Shapiro talks to Col. Alfred Richmond, one of two "Groundpounders" who are running in their 40th Marine Corps Marathon Sunday. He talks about what makes him keep coming back year after year.

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Week In Politics: Clinton Benghazi Testimony, Paul Ryan's Bid For Speaker

Fri, 10/23/2015 - 3:30pm

NPR's Ari Shapiro speaks with our regular political commentators E.J. Dionne of The Washington Post and Brookings Institution and David Brooks of The New York Times. They discuss Hillary Clinton's testimony before a congressional committee investigating Benghazi, Paul Ryan's bid for speaker of the House, and Democrats bowing out of the race for the Democratic nomination.

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When Everything's Gory, What's Scary?

Fri, 10/23/2015 - 3:30pm

Pop Culture Happy Hour visits All Things Considered for a talk with hosts Ari Shapiro and Audie Cornish about scary things as Halloween approaches.

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'Suffragette' Strikes A Blow For Women's History

Fri, 10/23/2015 - 3:30pm

Screenwriter Abi Morgan's new movie focuses on the working-class women who fought for votes in the U.K. before World War I. She tells NPR she had no intention of making a polite British costume drama.

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Few Railroads On Track To Meet End-Of-Year Safety Deadline

Fri, 10/23/2015 - 3:30pm

A 2008 law requires all U.S. railroads to install a new safety system that monitors and regulates train speed. Unless there's an extension, railroads say they'll shut down rather than pay fines.

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