David Schaper David Schaper is a NPR National Desk reporter based in Chicago.

Deadly Storms Rip Through Southern States

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Northwestern Players Cast Union Vote — But Results Will Have To Wait

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For Short Trips, Intercity Buses Horn In On Airline Customers

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Safety advocates have been pressuring Canadian and U.S. officials to create new safety standards for tank cars and to make old DOT-111s like this one more puncture-resistant. Nati Harnik/AP hide caption

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The Long Wait On Safety Rules For The 'Soda Can' Of Rail Cars

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Fewer Complaints Help To Boost Airline Quality Ratings

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The view inside Wrigley Field during a 1959 Cubs game. The stadium was built in 1914 and celebrates its centennial this year. AP hide caption

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Chicago Celebrates A Century Of Baseball At Wrigley Field

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Legal Action Initiated Over Malaysian Flight's Disappearance

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Board Rules Athletes At Northwestern University Are Employees

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NLRB Sides With College Football Players Hoping To Unionize

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Search Planes Fail To Locate Objects Spotted By Satellite

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Off Australia, Searchers Find Possible Clues To Airliner Mystery

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Potholes on Chicago's Lake Shore Drive, one of which is about half-a-car-length long and at least a foot deep. The city of Chicago says it has filled an estimated 240,000 potholes this winter, 100,000 more than last winter, at a cost of more than $2.8 million. David Schaper/NPR hide caption

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A Terrible Winter Wreaks Havoc On Roads, Pipes And City Budgets

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Delta Customers Angered By Changes To Frequent-Flier Program

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A Boeing 787 performs a demonstration flight in 2013. Battery fires, software failures and incomplete pieces have plagued the new high-tech plane. Francois Mori/AP hide caption

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Problems Linger For Boeing's Flagship 787 Airliner

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