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Severe Weather Socks The Economy, But Full Impact Is Unclear
Economists say the unusually severe winter weather across the U.S. has cost billions of dollars and curtailed job growth. Some sectors of the economy will likely bounce back more than others.
By The Time Your Car Goes Driverless, You Won't Know The Difference
The once-futuristic concept is closer than ever to becoming a reality. Parallel parking? Let the car find the perfect approach. Squeezing into a tight space? Hop out and use your smart phone.
Fresh Air Remembers Literary Biographer Justin Kaplan
Kaplan died Sunday at 88. His biography of Mark Twain won a National Book Award and a Pulitzer Prize. He also edited two editions of Bartlett's Familiar Quotations. Kaplan spoke to Fresh Air in 1992.
Kevin Young On Blues, Poetry And 'Laughing To Keep From Crying'
The poet describes his new book — about the death of his father and the birth of his son — as having a blues sensibility. "There are moments of humor even in the sorrow," he says.
Minnesota Farmer Builds 50-Foot Snowman
Greg Novak calls his snowman Granddaddy. It took him five weeks and hundreds of hours to construct.
When It Comes To Vaccines, Science Can Run Into A Brick Wall
The public health community has been trying for years to debunk the spurious connection people have been making between vaccines and autism. Have the messages been backfiring?
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