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  • 7:49am Oct 30, 2013
    Sports Sports

    As Olympics Near, Bobsledder Still Fighting For A Spot

    With just a hundred days to go before the Winter Olympic Games open in Russia, even many gold medalists are still fighting for a place on Team USA. Justin Olsen, a bobsledder from San Antonio, Texas, helped the U.S. win a historic gold medal four years ago in Vancouver, but he's struggled to overcome injuries in the lead-up to Sochi.
  • Reverse commuters, include Kathy LeVeque (in the foreground), wait for an approaching outbound Metra commuter train at the Mayfair neighborhood stop on Chicago's northwest side.
    David Schaper / NPR
    7:49am Oct 30, 2013
    National National

    Reverse Commutes Now Often A Daily Slog, Too

    In many places, the reverse commute from city homes to suburban jobs is as congested as or worse than traffic going into the city. "It's just exhausting," says one reverse commuter, whose 35-mile drive to Chicago's southwest suburbs can take up to two hours depending on traffic. In cities where reverse commutes are common, transit agencies are trying to help.
  • 7:49am Oct 30, 2013

    That'll Do, Pig: Neil's Not A Hog After All

    It's a happy ending for Neil the potbelly pig, who faced eviction from his California home. Pigs are allowed as pets in Sierra Madre, but not hogs. An animal control officer suspected Neil was a hog — that is, a pig weighing more than 120 pounds. But a protest rally turned into a party when Neil was designated a legal pig by the city.
  • Faster delivery is the new frontier of Internet competition.
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    11:58am Oct 28, 2013
    Economy Economy

    Moving In With Manufacturers, Amazon Delivers A New Approach

    Amazon has been quietly making inroads into a new approach to retail, partnering with manufacturers to ship products directly from the warehouse to consumers, essentially taking out the middle man. The online retailing giant's move comes as it and its competitors experiment with faster delivery.
  • Samantha Langello and her daughter Alanna, 2, stand in front of their flood-damaged house in Fox Beach on Staten Island, N.Y.
    Joel Rose / NPR
    11:33am Oct 28, 2013
    National National

    The Slow, Uneven Rebuilding After Superstorm Sandy

    A year after the storm, some families in New York City's hardest-hit neighborhoods have managed to rebuild their homes and their lives. Some are waiting to find out more about new building codes and flood insurance rates. And others are ready to sell their flood-damaged properties and move on.
  • 10:12am Oct 28, 2013

    Pa. Caterpillars Predict Wet, Cold Winter

    Over the weekend, people in Lewisburg, Pa., gathered for a weather forecast from caterpillars. Woolly bear caterpillars are black, with a brown stripe down the middle. Folklore says the larger the stripe, the milder the winter.