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If you're one of the many who text, read email or view Facebook on your phone while driving, be warned: Police in your community may soon have a tool for catching you red-handed.

The new "textalyzer" technology is modeled after the Breathalyzer, and would determine if you had been using your phone illegally on the road.

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Suing To Sell Baked Goods

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The festivities at this month's third annual Qingyuan marathon, in southern China's Guangdong province, begin at 7 a.m.

On one side of the starting line, there's a traditional Chinese music troupe in robes and long, flowing beards; on the other, there's a stage full of dancing girls wearing skimpy marathon attire, gyrating their hips in unison to a rap song.

Stuck in the middle are more than 23,000 runners, itching to start. The music stops, a gun is fired, and for the next half-hour, runners jostle with one another to cross the starting line

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Nobody's Seen The Loch Ness Monster Lately

Apr 26, 2017

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And I'm Steve Inskeep with some of the top stories of this day. David, let's talk taxes.

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OK, if you insist - it's what I want to talk about every time I wake up in the morning.

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And I'm Rachel Martin. And, David, we're going to start this morning with President Trump's promised border wall with Mexico, right? What's going on?

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And now let's turn to NPR's Scott Detrow, who's covering this and many other stories.

Hi, Scott.

SCOTT DETROW, BYLINE: Morning, Steve.

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Photographers Name New Night Sky Lights

Apr 24, 2017

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Good morning. I'm Rachel Martin. Some Canadian photographers have discovered a new kind of northern light. They describe it as a ribbon of purple light in the night sky. And what did they choose to name this marvel of the natural world? Steve.

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If confirmed Monday agriculture secretary nominee Sonny Perdue confronts an industry in search of stability.

The farm economy is declining, trade with vital global markets is in disarray and immigration policy is in flux. In his initial budget, Trump suggested a 21 percent cut to USDA's discretionary spending, so Perdue would want to jump into Washington policy discussions quickly.

Perdue would find a desk at USDA piled high with priorities and will be one of the last members of President Donald Trump's cabinet to be seated.

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President Trump marks his 100th day in office this coming Saturday. And ahead of that, we will be examining the administration's progress on a whole host of issues, starting today with the economy.

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April 21, 2017

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Today is Friday April 21, 2017 The 111th day of 2017-- 254 left Sunrise this morning 6:24 a.m. set: 7:51 p.m. 13:27 hours of daylight Moonrise: 3:40 a.m. set: 2:47 p.m. . SPECIAL CELEBRATIONS TODAY: Today is :Chocolate Covered Cashews Day, Kindergarten Day, NTL Surprise Drug Test Day, Yellow Bat Day, National Day of Silence Day. This day in History: 753 BC - Today is the traditional date of the foundation of Rome. 43 BC - Marcus Antonius was defeated by Octavian near Modena, Italy. 1526 - Mongol Emperor Babur annihilated the Indian Army of Ibrahim Lodi.

Republicans Take On Health Care, Again

Apr 21, 2017

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