The Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby waits at the entrance to Leicester cathedral where the re-interment ceremony of Richard III was held Thursday. Michael Dunlea /Barcroft Media /Landov hide caption

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The Two-Way - News Blog

Richard III, Whose Remains Were Found Under A Parking Lot, Reburied

The last English king to die in battle was finally given a burial fit for a king — some 530 years after he was killed.

After getting a ride to Hubei province from NPR's Frank Langfitt, Xiao Piao and her wedding party make their way up a muddy hill to the two-story, ochre-colored farm house where her fiance Rocky grew up. Frank Langfitt/NPR hide caption

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Asia

A Reporter Chauffeurs A Chinese Couple 500 Miles To Their Rural Wedding

NPR's Frank Langfitt, who has been driving Chinese people around Shanghai to meet a variety of people and better understand the rapidly changing country, takes his experiment to a whole new level.

Congress tries every year to plug a loophole that would otherwise result in a 21 percent cut in Medicare doctors' pay. But it doesn't exactly always tighten its belt in the process. Key Wilde/Getty Images hide caption

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It's All Politics

Skinny Jeans, Expanded Waistlines, And A Washington 'Fix'

Congress has acted 17 times to prevent a cut in Medicare doctors' payments. But the so-called "Doc Fix" has always been like that pair of jeans you keep in your closet, hoping someday they'll fit.

Maranda Brooks stands in January outside a payday loans business that she used to frequent. Troubled by consumer complaints and loopholes in state laws, federal regulators are proposing expansive, first-ever rules on payday lenders, aimed at helping cash-strapped borrowers from falling into a cycle of debt. Tony Dejak/AP hide caption

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Politics

Payday Loans — And Endless Cycles Of Debt — Targeted By Federal Watchdog

The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau is readying new regulations on payday loans and other high-cost forms of credit. Officials with the agency say the loans can trap borrowers in a cycle of debt.

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