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How Many Crimes Do Your Police 'Clear'? Now You Can Find Out 
  Mon, 30 Mar 2015 05:11:00 -0400 
    Police say a crime is "cleared" when they make an arrest or identify a suspect. Clearance rates vary widely by city, but you can use our tool to look up how the police are faring where you live.


Open Cases: Why One-Third of Murders In America Go Unresolved 
  Mon, 30 Mar 2015 05:04:44 -0400 
    Police today are identifying fewer murder suspects than they did a generation ago. One criminologist says that may be because departments are more focused on preventing crimes than on making arrests.


In New York's Multinational Astoria, Diversity Is Key to Harmony 
  Mon, 30 Mar 2015 05:04:44 -0400 
    The neighborhood in Queens has become a kind of urban United Nations, with people from 100 countries living there. The more diverse, the better its residents get along.


Employers And Insurers Gain Control In Workers' Compensation Disputes 
  Mon, 30 Mar 2015 05:03:14 -0400 
    In 10 states, injured workers are finding it more difficult to get or keep medical treatment their doctors prescribe because of reforms to workers' comp laws.


With So Much Oil Flowing, U.S. May Be Reaching Storage Limits 
  Mon, 30 Mar 2015 03:42:00 -0400 
    Amid record production, some analysts worry the U.S. will run out of places to put it all. One says lack of storage space could drive oil down to around $20 a barrel, less than half the current price.


Uphill Skiing Gains Traction In Colorado 
  Mon, 30 Mar 2015 03:41:00 -0400 
    There's a growing trend of hiking up mountains — in skis. Though it's banned at some resorts for safety reasons, enthusiasts in Aspen want make the town a hub for the emerging sport.


Sure Use A Treadmill Desk — But You Still Need To Exercise 
  Mon, 30 Mar 2015 03:40:00 -0400 
    Treadmill desks were the hot new trend in exercising a few years ago. The idea was to get moving and lose weight at work. But a new study suggests people don't use them enough to make a difference.


Proposed Payday Industry Regulations Must Strike Delicate Balance 
  Sun, 29 Mar 2015 17:21:00 -0400 
    The federal government is moving to reign in the payday loan industry, which critics say traps consumers in a damaging cycle of debt. A look at the possible effects of proposed regulations.


Palm Springs Celebrates Its Past, And Tourists Arrive In Droves 
  Sun, 29 Mar 2015 17:21:00 -0400 
    Palm Springs was the desert playground of golden-era Hollywood. Then its glamour faded. Now its midcentury architecture, its retro style and the allure of its past are fueling a rebirth.


Videos On End-Of-Life Choices Ease Tough Conversation 
  Sun, 29 Mar 2015 17:21:00 -0400 
    A program in Hawaii aims to reduce the number of older people who spend their final days of life in a hospital. Hawaii has one of the highest rates of hospital deaths for those over age 65 in the U.S.


Iran, West Said To Be Closing Gap On Nuke Deal As Deadline Looms 
  Sun, 29 Mar 2015 15:29:00 -0400 
    The two sides are reportedly close to a deal ahead of a Tuesday deadline, but diplomatic sources caution that an agreement could still fall apart. Shipping uranium to Russia is a point of contention.


For Undercover Agents, On-The-Job Adrenaline Can Be Addictive 
  Sun, 29 Mar 2015 08:41:00 -0400 
    Danger, subterfuge, adrenaline, the thrill of pulling one over on someone. As more agencies use undercover operatives, we ask what it's like to take on a false identity professionally.


Indiana Governor: Lawmakers To 'Clarify' Anti-Gay Law 
  Sun, 29 Mar 2015 08:36:00 -0400 
    Mike Pence, who signed the controversial Religious Freedom Restoration Act last week, says he didn't anticipate the level of hostility the law has engendered.


Clinton Seeks A 'New Relationship' With The Press 
  Sun, 29 Mar 2015 07:24:00 -0400 
    Some of Hillary Clinton's most vocal critics are from those in the media. NPR's Rachel Martin talks to correspondent Mara Liasson about Clinton's evolving relationship with the press.


Cheez Whiz Helped Spread Processed Foods. Will It Be Squeezed Out? 
  Sun, 29 Mar 2015 06:44:39 -0400 
    Turns out, the history of Kraft's dull-orange cheese spread says a lot about the processed food industry — and where it might be headed as Kraft and Heinz merge.
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