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Austin Newman, 10, of Menlo Park, Calif., is not allowed to play video games during the school week. His mother, Michelle DeWolf, says she had to take that step to keep her son focused on his homework during the week. Michelle DeWolf hide caption

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How Video Games Are Getting Inside Your Head — And Wallet

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Commuters headed to Oregon Health and Science University use cars, bikes and streetcars to connect with Portland's aerial tram, which whisks them up and over south waterfront neighborhoods. David P. Gilkey/NPR hide caption

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U.S. Commutes: The Way We Get To Work

How To Solve A Sky-High Commuting Conundrum

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Detroit officially makes its case for bankruptcy before a federal judge on Wednesday. The city is currently saddled with $18 billion in long-term debt, and officials see bankruptcy as their only choice. Paul Sancya/AP hide caption

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It's City Vs. Creditors In Detroit Bankruptcy TrialWDET-FM

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Relatives of He Mengqing walk in front of his house, which the local government has slated for demolition. The rice farmer from Chenzhou in China's Hunan province rejected a government offer of compensation for his land; he set himself on fire when officials came for him. Frank Langfitt/NPR hide caption

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Desperate Chinese Villagers Turn To Self-Immolation

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It all seemed so easy then. Back in June, the Supreme Court declared the Affordable Care Act constitutional. Waiting for that decision may have cost the administration precious time. Mark Wilson/Getty Images hide caption

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How Politics Set The Stage For The Obamacare Website Meltdown

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