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Maryland Joins States That Won't Test New Drivers For Parallel Parking

Officials say the skills are tested by other tasks, like turning a car around. As of yet, using backup cameras on a driving test isn't allowed.

Adios, Trans Fats: FDA Poised To Phase Out Artery-Clogging Fat

Any day now, the FDA could announce a final rule aimed at removing much of the remaining trans fats out of the food supply. It could amount to a near ban on the fats, which wreak cardiovascular havoc.

Crimes Of The Heart & Bit Way Music &Arts Festival in Middle GA!

There is no need to sit at home on the weekends in Middle Georgia. Two event experts share their ideas for how to have fun this month!

Coded Talk About Assisted Suicide Can Leave Families Confused

In veiled conversations, some doctors may explain to dying patients how to hasten death. But overwhelmed families are left with profound questions and the feeling that no one can answer them.

You And Yeast Have More In Common Than You Might Think

Genetically, at least, not that much has changed in the billion years since you two last shared a relative. Roughly half the 500 genes yeast need for life are interchangeable with the human versions.

#MotorCityDrive: Is Detroit's Economic Engine Roaring Back To Life?

Michel Martin heads to Detroit for a live conversation with some of the creative forces fueling the Motor City's economy. She'll ask: What's driving Detroit's future now?

Rome's Cinematic 'Dream Factory' Ramps Up Production Once Again

Blockbusters like Ben-Hur were filmed at Cinecitt, a 100-acre movie metropolis, during its heyday. After decades of hard times, a tax credit has sparked a revival of "Hollywood on the Tiber."

A Toilet In Every Home: Zambians Celebrate Sanitation Milestone

Answering the call of nature in the open is all too common when families don't have other options. But now the country has its first zone that's free of open defecation.

China Kicks Off 'Great Leap Forward' On The Soccer Field

China is rolling out an ambitious soccer program. President Xi Jinping is reported to be a big fan who wants China to win a World Cup. Critics say there's too much emphasis on quick results.

White House Ban On Militarized Gear For Police May Mean Little

An NPR analysis of equipment given to police agencies by the Pentagon since 2006 84,258 assault rifles, 951 armored vehicles, for example found a vast majority of it would fall outside the ban.

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