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7:54 am
Sat June 7, 2014

Senate Bill Would Crack Down On Auto Defects

Originally published on Sat June 7, 2014 6:04 pm

A GM investigation revealed the company's failure to fix a deadly defect in its cars. NPR's Scott Simon speaks with Sen. Richard Blumenthal, D-Conn., about a law that would require more transparency.

National Security
7:54 am
Sat June 7, 2014

The Long-Range Staying Power Of The B-52

Originally published on Sat June 7, 2014 6:03 pm

The B-52 bomber has recently undergone an overhaul of its communications systems. The aircraft has remained in continuous service since 1955. We look at what makes it so remarkable and enduring.

National Security
7:54 am
Sat June 7, 2014

Vets Bring A 'Level Of Selflessness' To Service In Congress

Originally published on Sat June 7, 2014 6:04 pm

The number of veterans in Congress is at its lowest since World War II. NPR's Scott Simon talks to Seth Lynn of the Veterans Campaign about how he's trying to get those numbers back up.

Politics
7:54 am
Sat June 7, 2014

Obama Returns To U.S. To Face Prisoner Release Issue

Originally published on Sat June 7, 2014 6:01 pm

This week the veterans health care scandal gave way to a new political storm over the release of Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl, as Washington editor Ron Elving tells NPR's Scott Simon.

Around the Nation
7:54 am
Sat June 7, 2014

No One Judges The Ride At Americade

Originally published on Sat June 7, 2014 6:03 pm

This week, bikers in the Northeast are flocking to Lake George, N.Y., for a motorcycle rally called Americade. Some 50,000 visitors take to the streets in tattoos, leather jackets and revving engines.

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