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All Things Considered
Thursday, April 3, 2008

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  • Lawmakers Outraged by FAA Safety Violations
    Investigators and whistleblowers told a House committee Thursday that the Federal Avaiation Administration was too cozy with irlines and failed to exercise the oversight required by law. FAA inspectors say they were pressured to gloss over problems at major airlines.
  • Small Airlines Face Financial Turbulence
    ATA Airlines shut down operations and filed for bankruptcy protection Thursday. The move comes less than two weeks after Aloha Airlines filed for Chapter 11. David Field, U.S. editor of Airline Business Magazine, discusses small carriers' woes, including soaring fuel costs.
  • Heathrow's New Terminal a National Joke
    One week after it opened, Heathrow Airport's Terminal 5 is cause for deep embarrassment for British Airways and the London airport's owners. Flights are still delayed, and thousands of passengers are still without their luggage.
  • Backroom Primary: Decisive Superdelegates in Pa.
    Whatever happens in Pennsylvania's April 22 primary, it is the superdelegates nationwide who will likely decide who gets the Democratic presidential nomination. Three committed superdelegates from the Keystone State shared their views on the race.
  • Carter Drops Hints About Endorsement
    Former president Jimmy Carter has not officially said which Democratic candidate he is supporting in 2008, but in Nigeria on Wednesday, he said his state, town and the younger generations of his family all favor Sen. Barack Obama.
  • Clinton Hopes to Reprise 'Comeback Kid' Role
    Will she drop out of the Democratic presidential contest or won't she? Should she or shouldn't she? Daniel Schorr says the "Comeback Kid" is a Clinton tradition and, if Sen. Hillary Clinton ultimately loses the nomination, she will go down with all guns blazing.
  • Teens Take Advantage of Online Privacy Tools
    Many younger people have very nuanced ideas about Internet privacy. They post deeply personal information on social networking sites, but understand and use various privacy locks so only certain people can see their profiles.
  • Teens' Online 'Friends' Often Number in Hundreds
    A majority of teenagers who go online maintain one or more profiles at social networking Web sites. Most teens restrict access to to their profiles, but "friends" who access the profiles routinely number in the hundreds.
  • Senate Housing Bill Offers Some Relief
    The bipartisan Senate bill aimed at easing the nation's housing crisis includes billions of dollars in grants and loans for homebuyers. It also has tax breaks for builders and other businesses. Critics say the bill doesn't go far enough to help struggling homeowners.
  • Legitimacy of Pot Tax Revenue Remains Hazy
    Medical marijuana storefronts are helping to offset some of California's multibillion-dollar budget shortfall, but officials there may see the budding tax revenue go up in smoke thanks to federal laws banning the sale or purchase of pot.

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