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Improving U.S. Economy Boosts Spring Air Travel

Thu, 03/12/2015 - 4:04am

Air travel is projected to reach a seven-year high this spring. A major travel organization says that means longer lines and larger crowds, and it is calling for airlines to pony up to improve airport infrastructure.

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What Does Our Planet Money Team Have In Common With George Soros?

Thu, 03/12/2015 - 4:04am

A couple weeks ago, our Planet Money team shorted the entire U.S. stock market. The team learned they had some good company in their short, billionaire George Soros also shorted the S&P — but his strategy was different. Our Planet Money team explains how some investors use shorts as a hedge.

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Sen. Mikulski To Spend Rest Of Her Term Sizzling With Advocacy

Thu, 03/12/2015 - 4:04am

Maryland Senator Barbara Mikulski recently announced she will not seek re-election in 2016. With five terms in the Senate and another decade in the House before that, the Democrat has served in Congress longer than any woman in history. Renee Montagne talks to Mikulski about her long career and why she's retiring now.

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Hype Officially Begins For Mayweather-Pacquiano Fight

Thu, 03/12/2015 - 4:04am

There was fear in the boxing world that this generation's two best fighters would retire before facing each other in the ring. But the long-awaited fight between Floyd Mayweather, Jr. and Manny Pacquiao is on for May 2. (Stations note: An actually in the piece contains the phrase "kick his ass" in reference to a boxing match.)

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GOP, Cautious Of War Weariness, Takes Hard Line On Foreign Policy

Thu, 03/12/2015 - 4:04am

With troubling news from overseas dominating the American political debate, Republicans and their potential candidates for president are taking a tough stand on foreign policy.

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Congressional Approval For Military Fight Against ISIS Faces Uphill Battle

Thu, 03/12/2015 - 4:04am

President Obama has asked Congress to give him a new resolution authorizing military force so the U.S. can fight the self-described Islamic State, also known as ISIS, across the Middle East.

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2 Officers Shot Outside Ferguson Police Station

Thu, 03/12/2015 - 4:04am

The officers were shot shortly after midnight Thursday, according to a county police spokesman. The shots were fired as protesters had gathered following the resignation of the city's police chief.

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A Child Of Slavery Who Taught A Generation

Thu, 03/12/2015 - 3:56am

Anna J. Cooper was a remarkable student and, later, a legendary teacher and principal of the Dunbar School.

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Plans To Explore For Oil Offshore Worry East Coast Residents

Thu, 03/12/2015 - 3:28am

With memories of the massive BP spill still fresh, residents are hoping to stop offshore drilling and underwater seismic testing. Industry leaders say they follow rules meant to protect wildlife.

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When Life Overwhelms, This Group Lends A Healthy Hand

Thu, 03/12/2015 - 3:26am

Health care should go beyond a doctor's office, the creators of this program say. Students work as health advocates, helping patients find affordable housing, fresh food and social services as needed.

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Drawn-Out Syrian Civil War Spawns A Literal Dark Age

Thu, 03/12/2015 - 3:25am

Once, Syria was a modern nation. Today, after five years of brutal conflict, 83 percent of the country's lights are out and life expectancies are 20 years shorter.

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2 Police Officers Shot Outside Ferguson Police Department

Thu, 03/12/2015 - 2:14am

The incident occurred during a protest outside Ferguson police headquarters and comes less than 24 hours after the resignation of the city's chief of police.

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Report: 2 Officers Shot Outside Ferguson Police Department

Thu, 03/12/2015 - 1:06am

The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports two police officers have been shot outside the Ferguson Police Department. The extent of any injuries isn't known.

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Feds Prepared To Reopen All Superstorm Sandy Insurance Claims

Wed, 03/11/2015 - 9:46pm

FEMA's move comes after months of questions about whether insurance companies shortchanged homeowners.

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Police Chief Is Latest Ferguson, Mo., Official To Resign

Wed, 03/11/2015 - 9:40pm

An assistant chief will replace Tom Jackson; a Justice Department probe following the shooting death of Michael Brown had found serious problems in how the department operated.

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