The reality series Rival Survival sends 2 senators to a desert island. Republican Jeff Flake of Ariz. and Democrat Martin Heinrich of N.M. work together to spear fish, build shelter and find water.

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Steve Inskeep talks to Harvard Business School professor Jan Rivkin about his survey on U.S. competitiveness. He found many businesses prefer to use part-time workers rather than hire them full time.

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The latest penalties target Russia's financial, oil and high tech sectors, and slap travel bans and asset freezes on more officials.

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For students who don't have enough money for a hot lunch each day, visiting the cafeteria can be a source of shame. In Houston, school volunteer Kenny Thompson decided he wanted to change that.

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House Republicans were hoping for a smooth two weeks before hitting the campaign trial, but a request to arm Syrian rebels has muddled that, as well as the one bill that must pass before they leave.

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