David Schaper David Schaper is a NPR National Desk reporter based in Chicago.

United Airlines Has Happy Shareholders, Unhappy Workers

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A passenger plane lands at the John F. Kennedy international airport. Lower air fares, better on-time performance, fewer lost bags and fewer passengers being bumped from over-booked flights have all contributed to the airline's better customer satisfaction ratings. Jewel Samad/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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A girl waits as travelers walk though the security line at O'Hare International Airport. Joshua Lott/Getty Images hide caption

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Have The 'Miserable' Airlines Finally Reached A Tipping Point?

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United Airlines CEO Oscar Munoz in June 2016. He is appearing before a House committee today. Richard Drew/AP hide caption

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'It Was A Mistake Of Epic Proportions,' United CEO Testifies

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A driver uses a phone while behind the wheel of a car on April 30, 2016, in New York City. Spencer Platt/Getty Images hide caption

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'Textalyzer' Aims To Curb Distracted Driving, But What About Privacy?

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Morning News Brief: Trump's NAFTA Reversal, The North Korean Border, 'Textalyzer'

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Chicago police have arrested two teenage boys and are looking for several other suspects in the sexual assault of a 15-year-old girl that was streamed on Facebook Live. Legal experts say some charges may be possible for those who watched online, but that they could be difficult to prove. Nova Safo/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Should Viewers Of Facebook Live Gang Rape Face Charges?

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Drivers distracted by their devices are a well-documented, rising cause of traffic crashes, but there are a growing number of pedestrians, too, who can become oblivious to traffic around them. Bebeto Matthews/AP hide caption

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Distraction, On Street And Sidewalk, Helps Cause Record Pedestrian Deaths

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Passengers check in for flights with United Airlines at Chicago O'Hare International Airport. United, American and Delta now offer no-frills "basic economy" fares. Scott Olson/Getty Images hide caption

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New 'Basic Economy' Airfares May Not Be As Cheap As You Think

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Civil Engineers Give U.S. Infrastructure A Near Failing Grade

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There are 59,000 structurally deficient bridges around the country. Spencer Platt/Getty Images hide caption

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Engineers Say Tax Increase Needed To Save Failing U.S. Infrastructure

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Trump Travel Ban Hits The Travel Industry

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St. Louis Man Arrested For Threats Against Jewish Community Centers

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There are hints that the Trump administration might require all federally-funded construction projects to be done not only with steel and concrete made in the U.S. but also with American-made equipment, like this Caterpillar backhoe. David Schaper/NPR hide caption

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For Construction Projects, 'Buying American' Means Higher Costs

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