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As Nor'Easter Lifts, Life Slowly Gets Back To Normal In Hard-Hit Areas

Jan. 28
Eyder Peralta / NPR

In Boston, highways started filling up with cars. In Rhode Island, the governor called up 270 national guardsmen to help get the power back on. In New York, the subway resumed regular service.

Officers Ask Map App To Remove Police-Tracking

Jan. 28
Sam Sanders / NPR
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In the aftermath of the shooting death of two NYPD officers, law enforcement officials are asking the popular navigation app Waze to remove a feature that allows users to see officers' locations.

VA Steps Up Programs As More Veterans Enter Hospice Care

Jan. 28
Quil Lawrence / NPR
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Millions of Americans who served in Korea, World War II and Vietnam are reaching their 70s and beyond. So the VA is putting focus on how to make veterans comfortable in their final weeks and months.

Singing The Blues, A U.S. Envoy Hopes To Boost Ties With Ecuador

Jan. 28
John Otis / NPR
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In South America, left-wing governments hostile to the U.S. are tossing out diplomats or shunning them entirely. In Ecuador, U.S. Ambassador Adam Namm is using music to do something about it.

Homeless Man Encourages Others On The Streets To 'Get Up'

Jan. 28
Pam Fessler / NPR
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Tony Simmons is a former heroin addict and drug runner who had been in and out of jail. Today, he helps many of Baltimore's 3,000 homeless residents — with housing guidance, advice and hugs.

Tiger Skins And Rhino Horns: Can A Trade Deal Halt The Trafficking?

Jan. 28
Jackie Northam / NPR
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A proposed U.S.-Asia trade pact calls for incorporating the issue wildlife trafficking. The goal is to slow the poaching of endangered animals such as elephants, tigers and rhinos.

Group Urges Swedes To Evade Subway Fares, And Even Insures Against Fines

Jan. 28
Ari Shapiro / NPR
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Fare-dodging in Stockholm's system has become a movement, and the group's members don't try to hide what they're doing — in fact, they advertise it.

Apple Sold 30,000 iPhones An Hour Last Quarter, Scored Record Profits

Jan. 27
Christopher Dean Hopkins / NPR
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The tech giant sold 74 million phones in three months.

Winter Storm Winds Down, But Blizzard Conditions Persist

Jan. 27
Bill Chappell / NPR
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Blizzard warnings were declared from Rhode Island to parts of New Hampshire and Maine Tuesday. Since Sunday, parts of Connecticut and Massachusetts have had more than two feet of snow.

U.S. House Postpones Contentious Border Bill Indefinitely

Jan. 27
Lorne Matalon / Fronteras
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House leaders in Congress have postponed indefinitely a vote on a border security bill known as the “Secure Our Borders Act,” which would penalize the Department of Homeland Security if it fails to stop all illegal border crossings within five years.

Report: San Diego Fire Hasn't Implemented Improvements

Jan. 27
By City News Service
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Nearly four years after a respected consultant issued recommendations for improving the San Diego Fire-Rescue Department, few of the ideas have been carried out.

Chancellor: CSU Will Work To Raise Graduation Rates

Jan. 27
Ben Adler / Capital Public Radio
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The California State University system is launching a renewed effort to raise the graduation rates of freshmen and transfer students.

California Considering Safety Of Driverless Cars

Jan. 27
Katie Orr / Capital Public Radio
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Driverless cars are coming to California. But before they get here the state must make sure they’re safe.

Former Vanderbilt Football Players Found Guilty In Rape Case

Jan. 27
Bill Chappell / NPR
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When Brandon Vandenburg and Cory Batey are sentenced in March, they face decades in prison. Vandenburg was also convicted of tampering with evidence and unlawful photography.

'Low-Floor' Trolleys Now Travel The Blue Line In San Diego

Jan. 27
By Tom Fudge
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The San Diego trolley system's oldest and most heavily used line can now accommodate wheelchair-friendly low-floor trolley cars.

Obama Administration Won't Seek To End 529 College Tax Break

Jan. 27
Bill Chappell / NPR

All 50 states and the District of Columbia sponsor 529 plans. Critics had called the proposal to limit them a tax hike on the middle class.

'Smart Homes' Will Make Life A Little Easier For Severely Wounded Veterans

Jan. 27
By Alison St John
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A Marine who lost both his legs and has been through 240 surgeries will find life a little easier, thanks to a new home that broke ground Tuesday in Fallbrook.

Judge OKs San Diego's $120M Infrastructure Bond

Jan. 27
By City News Service
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After months of legal delays, a judge cleared the way for the city of San Diego to issue a $120 million bond to pay for infrastructure projects.

Koch Brothers Put Price Tag On 2016: $889 Million

Jan. 27
Peter Overby / NPR
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The political network led by industrialists Charles and David Koch plans to spend about as much money as the entire national Republican party spent in the last presidential election cycle.

For Dollars Donated To Vaccine Campaigns, Norway Wears The Crown

Jan. 27
Jason Beaubien / NPR
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Donations to the Global Alliance for Vaccines and Immunization hit $7.5 billion. The UK and the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation were the most generous dollar-wise. Norway is the per capita champ.