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Chicago Officials Spar With South Dakota Over Airport Ads

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Fuel prices have plummeted this year, but airfares have remained high. The International Air Transport Association estimates that the world's airlines will rake in nearly $20 billion in profits this year. Brennan Linsley/AP hide caption

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The Year In Air Travel: Packed Planes And More Perks — For A Price

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A couple walks on the beach in the resort area of Varadero, Cuba. Varadero is home to upscale hotels and resorts that cater to foreign tourists, but there aren't yet enough to handle a potential influx of Americans. David Gilkey/NPR hide caption

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Ready To Hit The Cuban Beach? Americans Still Have To Wait

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Thomas Harden of Chicago pumps gas into his truck. He says he wouldn't support a gas tax increase. David Schaper/NPR hide caption

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GOP Leaders: Gas Tax Hike Could Fuel Fixes To Bad Roads And Bridges

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Thanksgiving Travelers Will Need An Extra Helping Of Patience

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The airline industry is predicting more people will take to the skies this Thanksgiving than in any year since the start of the recession. David Goldman/AP hide caption

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Holiday Travelers Should Expect Packed Planes, Higher Fares

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A water maintenance crew works on leaky infrastructure in Skokie, a Chicago suburb. The area loses almost 22 billion gallons of water a year because of ailing infrastructure. David Schaper /NPR hide caption

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As Infrastructure Crumbles, Trillions Of Gallons Of Water Lost

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Fears Of A U.S. Ebola Outbreak Prompt Travel Ban Proposals

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Federal Aviation Administration Administrator Michael Huerta answers questions Friday after touring the Chicago air traffic control center with Sen. Mark Kirk, R-Ill. (left), and city aviation Commissioner Rosemarie Andolino. Charles Rex Arbogast/AP hide caption

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FAA Chief: No Quick Fix To Prevent Another Fire Like Chicago

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Health Officials Trace Travels Of First Ebola Patient In U.S.

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Chicago Air Traffic Control Fire Still Disrupting Flights Days Later

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At 'World Routes,' Airports Court Airlines To Bring In More Flights

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