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Flawlessly Remote: Visiting America's Least-Visited National Park  Sun, 20 Apr 2014 08:05:09 -0400
Aniakchak National Monument in Alaska is one of the wildest parks in the U.S. For this week's Wingin' It, NPR's Rachel Martin speaks with Chris Solomon, who traveled there for Outside magazine. 
Colorado Holds First Cannibis Cup For First Legal Pot  Sun, 20 Apr 2014 08:05:09 -0400
Denver is playing host to the annual Cannabis Cup this weekend. The Denver Post's "The Cannabist" editor Ricardo Baca tells NPR's Rachel Martin what scored highest. 
Organizers Predict Huge Crowd For Boston Marathon  Sun, 20 Apr 2014 08:05:09 -0400
Monday is the 2014 Boston Marathon. Security will be tight, and this year's race will be an emotional event that will be about much more than who wins. 
Training For An Uncertain Military Future In The Calif. Desert  Sat, 19 Apr 2014 17:38:00 -0400
The military's training center at Fort Irwin in California is complete with mock Middle Eastern villages. But as the U.S. combat mission in Afghanistan winds down, how will this facility change? 
Extra Vaccination Push Underway In Ohio As Mumps Outbreak Spreads  Sat, 19 Apr 2014 13:22:00 -0400
Officials in Columbus, Ohio, are scrambling to contain a burst of mumps cases. There's a new clinic open for vaccinations, and Ohio State University is teaching students how to protect themselves. 
Telltale Rainbow Sheens Show Thousands Of Spills Across The Gulf  Sat, 19 Apr 2014 11:07:00 -0400
Since the disastrous BP spill in 2010, environmentalists have kept watch over Louisiana's coastline. One consortium says there's far more oil leaking into the Gulf than companies are reporting. 
'House Of Cards' Threatens To Ditch Baltimore For Chicago  Sat, 19 Apr 2014 08:12:55 -0400
Tax credits have long been used to attract film and TV productions. But with the loss of revenue, critics of the practice say those investments are not worth it. 
Training Could Avert Another Fertilizer Plant Disaster  Sat, 19 Apr 2014 08:12:55 -0400
A year ago, a fertilizer plant explosion in the town of West, Texas, killed 15 people and wounded 160. NPR's Wade Goodwyn reflects on how to avoid a future catastrophe. 
Obama Adds Malaysia To His Asia Itinerary  Sat, 19 Apr 2014 08:12:00 -0400
Obama travels to Malaysia next week, where the government is under fire for the handling of a missing airliner. NPR's Wade Goodwyn talks to Joshua Kurlantzick of the Council on Foreign Relations. 
In Silicon Valley, Immigrants Toast Their Way To The Top  Sat, 19 Apr 2014 08:12:00 -0400
Immigrant workers in the Silicon Valley attend Toastmasters meetings to improve their public speaking. Organizers say those skills often lead to increased confidence at work and even job promotions. 
Mental And Physical Toll Of Bullying Persists For Decades  Sat, 19 Apr 2014 07:03:00 -0400
From increased depression and suicidal thoughts to social isolation and lower socioeconomic status, the negative consequences of being bullied can last well into middle age, a large study suggests. 
Tech Week: Earnings, A Heartbleed Arrest And Digital Distraction  Sat, 19 Apr 2014 05:08:21 -0400
Fears of a bubble continue as tech titans reported their quarterly earnings; the culture of digital distraction finds more critics; and fallout from the Heartbleed bug raises questions for government. 
Can Wal-Mart Really Make Organic Food Cheap For Everyone?  Sat, 19 Apr 2014 05:07:00 -0400
The giant retailer says it's adding a new line of organic food that's at least 25 percent cheaper. But a large-scale production and supply of organic food likely can't be achieved overnight. 
Are Democrats Trying To Energize The Base With The Race Card?  Fri, 18 Apr 2014 18:31:00 -0400
Top Democrats have said recently that some GOP opposition to President Obama and his agenda is based on race. It's an explosive message that might drive Democratic voters to the polls. 
In The Land Of Razor Clams, Dinner Hides Deep Within The Sand  Fri, 18 Apr 2014 17:31:00 -0400
Clam digging satisfies that primeval urge to go out into nature and find free food. And inveterate Washington state clam diggers admit they compete to get their daily limit of 15 clams.