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Worsening Wildfire Seasons Tax The Forest Service 
  Fri, 28 Aug 2015 18:16:00 -0400 
    The agency says it's now spending record amounts on fire suppression, and these bills are coming at the expense of its other programs — many of which would help prevent future wildfires.


NHL Hall-Of-Fame Coach Al Arbour Dies At Age 82 
  Fri, 28 Aug 2015 18:07:00 -0400 
    The long-time coach of the New York Islanders won four Stanley Cup championships with the team — after winning four as a player.


On Wall Street: Not Much Fun, But It Sure Was Interesting 
  Fri, 28 Aug 2015 18:01:00 -0400 
    Markets have been seeing some of the biggest stock-price swings in years. And economists say the extreme volatility is starting to weigh down consumer confidence.


#NPRreads: Middle East Air Quality, Lead Poisoning, And Jell-O 
  Fri, 28 Aug 2015 17:03:44 -0400 
    Around the newsroom and around the world, here's what we're reading this week.


In A Remote Part Of Washington, A Scramble To Save Cattle From Flames 
  Fri, 28 Aug 2015 17:01:00 -0400 
    More than 1,000 square miles of wildfires are burning in the state. In the isolated Okanogan Valley, where power and phone lines have burned, cattle ranchers are doing what they can to spare herds.


Vietnam Helicopter Pilots Reunite For War's 50th Anniversary 
  Fri, 28 Aug 2015 17:00:00 -0400 
    Pilots and their families plant a tree at Arlington National Cemetery and honor comrades who were killed in the war. The first U.S. combat troops arrived in Vietnam in 1965.


Dartmouth Football's Brilliant Dummies 
  Fri, 28 Aug 2015 16:23:00 -0400 
    Two then-students at Dartmouth College built a game-changing mobile robotic football dummy that they say will decrease head injuries sustained from repeated tackling collisions.


Week In Politics: Biden's Possible Run And Bush's Handling Of Katrina 
  Fri, 28 Aug 2015 16:01:58 -0400 
    Political commentators E.J. Dionne of The Washington Post and David Brooks of The New York Times discuss the prospects of Vice President Joe Biden running for president, as well as former President George W. Bush's visit to New Orleans to commemorate the anniversary of Hurricane Katrina.


In Wake Of Riot, Ariz. Governor Fires For-Profit Prison Firm 
  Fri, 28 Aug 2015 16:01:00 -0400 
    NPR's Audie Cornish speaks to KJZZ reporter Alexandra Olgin about Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey's decision to cut ties with a private-prison operator in the wake of a prison riot last month in Kingman.


On Eve Of Katrina Anniversary, Bush Takes A Tour Of New Orleans 10 Years On 
  Fri, 28 Aug 2015 16:01:00 -0400 
    Former President George W. Bush is visiting the city on Friday in honor of the 10th anniversary of Hurricane Katrina. His administration was criticized for how it dealt with the storm's aftermath.


Clinton Takes The Stage At Democratic Summit, Trying To Quell Concerns 
  Fri, 28 Aug 2015 16:01:00 -0400 
    As speculation swirls on a possible run by Vice President Joe Biden, Hillary Clinton's campaign is trying to show strength. She addressed Democratic National Committee members Friday in Minneapolis.


Comparing The Top Boss's Pay To Yours 
  Fri, 28 Aug 2015 16:01:00 -0400 
    Starting in 2018, companies will have to disclose how CEO pay compares to median worker pay. A recent survey of the biggest CEO-to-worker pay ratios shows Discovery at the top at nearly 2,000-to-1.


Billions Spent On Flood Barriers, But New Orleans Still A 'Fishbowl' 
  Fri, 28 Aug 2015 16:01:00 -0400 
    People in New Orleans say the city finally has the storm defense system it should have had before Hurricane Katrina — at a cost of $14.5 billion. Now someone needs to cover the cost to keep it strong.


After Mysterious Absence, Dallas DA In Treatment For Mental Illness 
  Fri, 28 Aug 2015 15:58:00 -0400 
    Dallas District Attorney Susan Hawk announced she is being treated for depression after three weeks of questions over her whereabouts. Her staff had said she was on a long vacation.


Indicted Congressman Challenges Limits On Contact With Colleagues 
  Fri, 28 Aug 2015 15:47:00 -0400 
    Rep. Chaka Fattah was indicted on on conspiracy, bribery, and fraud counts, and now says restrictions on his ability to meet with his colleagues is an "undue and unnecessary burden."
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