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Since its debut in 1971, this afternoon radio newsmagazine has delivered in-depth reporting and transformed the way listeners understand current events and view the world. Heard by more than 13 million people on over 600 radio stations each week, All Things Considered is one of the most popular programs in America. Every weekday, hosts Ailsa Chang, Audie Cornish, Mary Louise Kelly, Ari Shapiro, and local host Kimberlea Daggy, present two hours of breaking news mixed with compelling analysis, insightful commentaries, interviews, and special... sometimes quirky... features. On weekends, host Michel Martin draws on her deep reporting and interviewing experience to dig in to the week's news.

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When thinking about the trucking industry, the first thing that comes to mind about its drivers is that they tend to be older — industry experts say the average trucker is 54 years old. But given the nationwide truck driver shortage, that's now changing.

A high school in California is now training teens to enter the industry through its truck driving school program.

A veteran officer with the U.S. Capitol Police was arrested Friday for allegedly encouraging a suspect in the Jan. 6 Capitol riot to hide evidence of their involvement in the attack. He is facing two counts of obstruction of justice, and has been placed on administrative leave while the case is ongoing.

The officer, Michael Angelo Riley, has worked for the Capitol Police for nearly 25 years, the department told NPR, and most recently served as a technician with the K-9 unit.

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In Lumber Bridge, N.C., population 98, a long lost son came home. First Lieutenant James "Dick" Wright was buried this week, and his World War II heroism was honored. Jay Price of member station WUNC reports.

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They sound like trite sayings off of some self-help calendar.

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