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

GAO Report Warns In-Flight Wi-Fi May Leave Aircraft Vulnerable To Hacking

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Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel shakes hands at a campaign office Tuesday, as voters gave him a second term. He won a runoff election against Cook County Commissioner Jesus "Chuy" Garcia. M. Spencer Green/AP hide caption

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Emanuel, Garcia Face-Off In Chicago's First Mayoral Runoff

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Safety Experts Question Mental Screenings For Pilots

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Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel failed to capture a majority of the vote last month, forcing him into a runoff. It's highlighting a divide among Democrats playing out nationally. Charles Rex Arbogast/AP hide caption

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Chicago Mayor's Race Reveals Deep Divide In Democratic Party

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Lincoln, Neb., is home to several startups, which use the city's low cost of living and high quality of life to attract workers. Nicolas Henderson/Flickr hide caption

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Silicon Prairie: Tech Startups Find A Welcoming Home In The Midwest

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Improving U.S. Economy Boosts Spring Air Travel

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Amtrak conductor Michael Laubauskas talks on a radio Feb. 19 as his train departs Trenton, N.J., for Washington, D.C. The U.S. House passed an Amtrak funding bill Wednesday that splits Amtrak's high-ridership Northeast Corridor line that runs from Boston to Washington from the less profitable part of the system. Mel Evans/AP hide caption

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Lincoln has invested hundreds of millions of dollars in revitalizing its downtown, a historic area called Haymarket, to create a more culturally vibrant urban center that is helping the city keep and attract young adults. David Schaper/NPR hide caption

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A Nearly Recession-Proof City Is Not Slowing Down

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W.Va. Train Derailment Raises Safety Questions About Newer Tankers

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U.N. Agency Sets New Standards For Tracking Aircraft In Flight

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Winter Storm Snarls Air Traffic Throughout Northeast

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One of many relatives who waited in vain for news of loved ones aboard missing Malaysia Airlines Flight 370. The NTSB hopes to get faster answers by requiring better technology, especially on planes that fly over large bodies of water. Andy Wong/AP hide caption

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