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A Scottish Yarn: A Knit In Time Saves The Fabric Of Shetland Life

In the remote cluster of rocks in the North Sea, knitting is a deeply ingrained tradition that stretches back for centuries — and persists despite the money that oil and gas have brought to Shetland.

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Planet Money

The Company Where Everyone Knows Everyone Else's Salary

When salaries are transparent, it changes the dynamic between workers and the boss — and among workers themselves.

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Apps That Share, Or Scalp, Public Parking Spots

A new breed of tech company is offering mobile apps to help drivers using public, metered parking spots sell them to the highest bidder. But in San Francisco, city officials want to put a stop to it.

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Mayor Jim Darling's McAllen is the first U.S. city that many migrants see after crossing the border. Darling says, "If there's a humanitarian need, we're going to try to meet it." Doualy Xaykaothao hide caption

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Meet A Mayor Facing The Migrant Surge Firsthand
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Florida County Goes To Court Over 'Acid Fracking' Near Everglades
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For Interior Secretary, Getting Outdoors Is In The Job Description
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Sci-Fi Kid Flick 'Earth To Echo' Broadens The 'E.T.' Formula
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A Scottish Yarn: A Knit In Time Saves The Fabric Of Shetland Life
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Learning How To Be A Man, From Mom
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