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To Clean Drinking Water, All You Need Is A Stick
Removing bacteria and other impurities from water could be done more cheaply thanks to researchers at MIT. They're taking advantage of the way trees move water to filter it.
The Case For Tammany Hall Being On The Right Side Of History
In a new book, Terry Golway takes a sympathetic view of Manhattan's infamous political machine. He says, "Tammany Hall was there for the poor immigrant who was otherwise friendless in New York."
'Schmuck' Revisits The Golden Age Of Radio, And A Bygone Manhattan
Ross Klavan's novel follows two radio sidekicks in midcentury New York: golden-voiced straight man Ted Fox, who has an eye for a good-looking dame, and funnyman Jerry Elkin, a veteran of World War II.
Obama Looks For EU Support To Pressure Russia On Ukraine
President Obama has announced a package of U.S. aid to support Ukraine's economy including a billion dollars in loan guarantees. The president also had tough words for Russian President Putin.
Hagel To Defend Pentagon Budget Before Senate Panel
The Pentagon's budget for next year would cut the size of the Armed Forces and begin to rein in expensive benefits, including health care. The Army would be reduced to its lowest level in years.
Living Wills Are The Talk Of The Town In La Crosse, Wis.
The town made advanced care planning part of the culture. Our Planet Money team visits La Crosse and learns how planning for death saves money — making it one of the lowest-cost regions for Medicare.
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