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Post Office Could Rack Up Billions By Offering Money Services

As the U.S. Postal Service continues to lose money, a new report suggests a way to add to its bottom line: offer banklike services, such as a cash card that would allow customers to load their paychecks and pay bills online. The idea is to provide services that are now unavailable in many communities.

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Behind The Movie, Tales From The Real-Life 'Monuments Men'

George Clooney anchors a thriller about a celebrated military unit that worked to recover and protect precious art and artifacts during the chaos at the end of World War II. NPR's Joel Rose reports on the mission — and some of the surviving members.

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Escaping Forced Prostitution And Leaving The Shame Behind

Barbara Amaya was 12 when she ran away and ended up in the hands of a sex trafficker. When she escaped, she went years without speaking about her ordeal — until her daughter ran away, too.

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U.S. Still Working For Syria Resolution, Envoy To U.N. Says

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What You Love You Must Love Now Six Parts Seven
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Stolen Moments The Six Parts Seven

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'Almost Otherworldly': The Sea Caves Of Lake Superior, On Ice

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Habla Paisano My Dad vs. Yours
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Stolen Stradivarius Found By Milwaukee Police

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Summer Glass Talkdemonic
Adjustor The Octopus Project

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Post Office Could Rack Up Billions By Offering Money Services

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Get Inside Johnny A.
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Falling Together Lymbyc Systym

Marissa Castelli (front center) and Simon Shnapir (front right) of the U.S. wait for their scores in the pairs short program Thursday in Sochi. With them are coach Robert Martin and teammates (back, from left) Jeremy Abbott, Charlie White and Meryl Davis. Darren Cummings/Pool/Getty Images hide caption

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In Team Event, Figure Skating Rivals Cheer For Each Other

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A Legend At The Plate And In The Booth: Ralph Kiner Dies At 91

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Parallel Highway God Is an Astronaut
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