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A New Golden Age For 'Silver Bullets'? Airstreams Make A Comeback
The iconic aluminum trailers bring back nostalgic memories. But the company is still manufacturing new trailers — and enjoying a recent surge in sales, fueled by demand for the sleek, retro style.
Need To Evade Would-Be Captors? There's A Class For That
Conflict and terrorism can be good for business — if your business is teaching people to avoid kidnapping, use a barrette to get out of handcuffs or escape from the trunk of a car.
Rural Town Needs Plumber, Hopes A Student Will Take The Plunge
There's no licensed plumber in Jackman, Maine. So one family is offering a $2,000 scholarship to a local student or former graduate willing to get licensed as a plumber and return to work there.
At 73, Man Finally Gets Diploma Denied For Defying Segregation
An Illinois high school banned Alva Earley from graduating in 1959 after he attended a picnic in a park off-limits to blacks. This weekend, the school district corrected that injustice.
Militias Battle In Libyan Cities As New Parliament Convenes
Three years after Moammar Gadhafi's ouster, Libya remains in political turmoil. Libyan Foreign Minister Mohamed Abdelaziz tells NPR's Arun Rath that the international community must follow through on its intervention.
Federal Prosecuters Announce Charges Against 6 Philly Cops
NPR's Arun Rath speaks with Jeremy Roebuck, reporter for The Philadelphia Inquirer, about what the city's police commissioner calls "one of the worst cases of corruption" he has ever heard.
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