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The union that represents Transportation Security Administration screeners is calling for 6,000 more screeners to help alleviate long lines at airport checkpoints. It says Congress is to blame for the staffing shortages.
U.S. credit card debt is about to tip over the $1 trillion mark. NPR's Audie Cornish talks to Mike Calhoun, president of the Center for Responsible Lending, about what the rise in debt means for the economy.
Courtrooms across the country are increasingly using a defendant's "risk assessment score" to help make decisions about bond, parole and sentencing. The companies behind these scores say they help predict whether a defendant will commit more crimes in the future. NPR's Kelly McEvers talks with Julia Angwin of ProPublica about a new investigation into risk assessment scores.
A Centers for Disease Control and Prevention report revealed 15.1 percent of adults smoked cigarettes in 2015. That is down 1.7 percent from 2014 and almost 10 percent since 1997. CDC Director Dr. Tom Frieden explains what's behind the new statistics.