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World Bicycle Relief Follows Tradition Of Changing Women's Lives With Wheels

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The mission of World Bicycle Relief is to get strong, sturdy bicycles to people around the world who need them. But they can't give a bicycle to every student who wants one. So how do they choose?

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As Nassar Sentencing Continues, Pressure Grows For Michigan State President To Resign

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The former USA Gymnastics team doctor has admitted to using his position to sexually abuse underage girls. More than 120 women have spoken so far.

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Is It Time To Radically Rethink Retirement?

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We're talking about a bold new plan to help the tens of millions who don’t have enough saved.

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This Year's Brutal Flu Season Could Get Even Worse

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This flu season is the biggest outbreak in years.

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Oscars Debut New Rules To Avoid Another Envelope Mix-Up

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Last year's historic Best Picture debacle prompted the accounting firm responsible for the security of envelopes to come up with new fail-safes. Most important: Stop tweeting and put away that phone.

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Trump Signs Funding Bill, Bringing Shutdown To An End

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Congress voted to restore funding through Feb. 8 after an agreement to pursue immigration bills in the coming weeks. The White House says the government will resume normal operations on Tuesday.

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Sessions Interviewed By Special Counsel Robert Mueller As Part Of Russia Inquiry

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The attorney general might be the first member of the Cabinet to talk with investigators in the special counsel's office as they investigate potential criminal conduct.

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California Bill Would Mandate On-Campus Access To Abortion Pills

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As restrictions on medication abortion mount in other states, legislation that would require health centers at California public universities to stock abortion pills is moving ahead.

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Philippine Volcano Erupts, Causing 56,000 To Flee

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Authorities raised Mount Mayon's alert level to 4 out of a possible 5, indicating "intense unrest" and the possibility of a particularly violent, hazardous eruption within days.

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Oscar-Nominated 'Phantom Thread' Focuses On Fashion's 'Most Obsessive'

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Paul Thomas Anderson's new film stars Daniel Day-Lewis as a renowned fashion designer. Phantom Thread landed six Oscar nominations, but Anderson says making sewing look dramatic wasn't easy.

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The Far Out History Of How Hippie Food Spread Across America

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Finding granola, hummus, organic produce and whole grains is easy now, but it wasn't always. Jonathan Kauffman's new book, Hippie Food, explores the people and places that expanded America's palate.

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Freelanced: The Rise Of The Contract Workforce

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One in five workers is a contract worker, according to a new NPR/Marist poll. Within a decade, contractors and freelancers could make up half of the workforce, a shift with far-reaching implications.

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Will Work For No Benefits: The Challenges Of Being In The New Contract Workforce

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A new NPR/Marist poll shows that more than half of contract workers don't get employee benefits. "We really don't have much of a social safety net, and that's terrifying," freelancer Matt Nelson says.

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Neil Diamond Announces Retirement From Touring Following Parkinson's Diagnosis

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The sequined legend is giving up the road — doctor's orders. Diamond was on the cusp of finishing his 50th Anniversary World Tour.

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Several Injured After Volcanic Eruption At Japanese Ski Resort

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Mount Kusatsu-Shirane suddenly erupted Tuesday morning, spewing volcanic rocks and belching a curtain of black smoke. An avalanche that followed injured at least 10 people.

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