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Amtrak Asks 2 People Who Use Wheelchairs To Pay $25,000 For A Ride

It usually costs $16 to take Amtrak from Chicago to Bloomington, Ill. The company defended the $25,000 cost for the extra wheelchair users, saying it reflects a new policy.

Amtrak Asks 2 People Who Use Wheelchairs To Pay $25,000 For A Ride

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NEW YORK, NY - NOVEMBER 10: Dozens of anti-Donald Trump protesters stand along 5th Avenue in front of Trump Tower as New Yorkers react for a second night to the election of Trump as president of the United States on November 10, 2016 in New York City. Trump defeated Democrat Hillary Clinton to become the 45th president. Spencer Platt/Getty Images hide caption

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American Politics Is Messy. But Here's A Little Global Perspective

NPR's Scott Simon offers some context to America's political chaos by looking at how authoritarian regimes around the world have tightened their grips on power.

Opinion: American Politics Is Messy. But Here's A Little Global Perspective

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Meals On Wheels Serves Up Breakfast, Lunch And Community At Local Diner

Meals on Wheels usually means home delivery or lunch at a senior center. But at a new project in Vancouver, Wash., it's a retro-hip neighborhood diner where seniors can get eggs, coffee and community.

Suspected The Base members (from left) Luke Austin Lane, Jacob Kaderli, and Michael Helterbrand are accused of plotting "to overthrow the government and murder a Bartow County couple," according to police in Floyd County, Ga. AP hide caption

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3 Alleged Members Of Hate Group 'The Base' Arrested In Georgia

This is the second trio of suspected members of The Base to be arrested this week. The group is trying to bring about the downfall of the U.S. government, according to law enforcement.

Bob Vollmer, seen in a 2016 photograph provided by the Indiana Department of Natural Resources, shows the now-102-year-old at work. The state's oldest employee plans to retire next month, after nearly six decades on the job. John Maxwell/Indiana Department of Natural Resources via AP hide caption

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Indiana's Oldest State Worker Is Retiring At 102: 'I've Been A Pretty Lucky Guy'

Bob Vollmer, a land surveyor for nearly six decades, tells NPR he's got new projects in mind — like building a pool. And he's got some advice: "If anybody does anything for you ... say thank you."

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Elk Raise Tensions Between Tribes And Farmers In Washington's Skagit Valley

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In Washington state's Skagit Valley, a conflict is unfolding between Native Americans and farmers. Elk are making a comeback there. Local tribes are thrilled, but the agriculture industry is not.

Elk Raise Tensions Between Tribes And Farmers In Washington's Skagit Valley

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Iran's Ayatollah Slams 'American Clowns' In Rare Friday Prayers Sermon

"These American clowns lie" when they say they stand with the Iranian people, Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei told a large crowd of worshippers in Tehran.

Iran's Ayatollah Slams 'American Clowns' In Rare Friday Prayers Sermon

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Casper changed mattress shopping with the promise of a 100-night "risk-free" trial and easy returns. Now the cost of those returns is being scrutinized as the online company prepares to go public. Yana Paskova/The Washington Post via Getty Images hide caption

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The Cost Of Free: Casper Pays A Price For Generous Mattress Returns

Casper changed mattress shopping with the promise of a 100-night "risk-free" trial and easy returns. Now the cost of those returns is being scrutinized as the online company prepares to go public.

The Cost Of Free: Casper Pays A Price For Generous Mattress Returns

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'Freed From The Secret': Rep. Ayanna Pressley Opens Up About Living With Alopecia

The freshman lawmaker says she felt that it was particularly important for her to speak out about her condition because her hairstyle, Senegalese twists, had become a part of her political brand.

Three U.S. airports will screen passengers from Wuhan, China, for coronavirus symptoms: Los Angeles International Airport (pictured above), JFK in New York and SFO in San Francisco. FG/Bauer-Griffin/GC Images hide caption

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CDC To Screen For New Strain Of Coronavirus At 3 U.S. Airports

The strain, discovered in China, has been reported in the city of Wuhan and in two other countries. On Friday, the CDC announced plans to screen passengers at N.Y., L.A. and San Francisco airports.

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Mighty Mice Travel Through Space To Aid Earthlings

Forty mice spent more than a month in orbit to test two approaches to strengthening muscle and bone in microgravity conditions. The results could help people with muscle and bone diseases.

Scientists Sent Mighty Mice To Space To Improve Treatments Back On Earth

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"It's crazy to us," Bobbito says of getting recognition for these songs. "That's what we've done for artists for the last 30 years, and now we're the artists." Janette Beckman/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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On Their Debut Album, Stretch And Bobbito Are Taking 'No Requests'

NPR's Audie Cornish talks with longtime DJs and producers Stretch Armstrong and Bobbito Garcia about their debut album, No Requests, loaded with new renditions of some of their favorite songs.

On Their Debut Album, Stretch And Bobbito Are Taking 'No Requests'

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