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Philadelphia Capitalizes On Energy Boom
Trains bringing crude oil from North Dakota have revived the city's refineries. Businesses are eager to tap into Pennsylvania's vast supply of natural gas.
In Closely Watched Congressional Election, GOP Wins In Florida
The result of Tuesday's special election for a congressional seat in Florida was a big victory for Republicans. Ahead of mid-term elections, David Jolly beat Democratic candidate Alex Sink.
Russia Tightens Stranglehold On Crimea
Russian troops control Ukrainian military facilities, as pro-Moscow officials prepare for a referendum on whether to secede from Ukraine. David Greene talks to Washington Post reporter Carol Morello.
Ukraine's Interim Prime Minister To Visit White House
Ukraine's territorial integrity is under threat. The region of Crimea is expected to vote to secede and possibly join Russia. U.S. efforts to resolve this diplomatically with Moscow have gone nowhere.
In Sports, There's No Such Thing As A Bad Hustle
Outside of sport, the word "hustle" has a negative connotation: A hustle is a scam; a hustler a flimflam man. But in the world of sports, says commentator Frank Deford, you can never hustle too much.
A Magnet For African Migrants, Italy Seeks A New Approach
Italy detains tens of thousands of illegal immigrants from North Africa and locks them up in harsh conditions. Now it is pushing to revamp the system at home with an eye toward a Europe-wide plan.
You Might Pay A Lot More Than $95 For Skipping Health Insurance
Sure, you thought, I can avoid buying health insurance because the tax penalty is just $95. But some people may be on the hook for thousands of dollars more.
After A Downturn, Global Shipping Bets Big On Everything
New container ships stack their cargo 10 stories high. They're so wide they won't fit through the Panama Canal until it's widened. Companies say this is what they need to survive in the 21st century.
Why Is Locating A Lost Airliner So Hard?
Renee Montagne talks with aviation reporter Stephen Trimble about airplane technology and black boxes.
Tiny Sushi Is A Big Hit At Tokyo Restaurant
The sushi is so small customers might need tweezers rather than chopsticks to eat it. That's because the sushi is made with a single grain of rice. It started out as a joke but customers loved it.