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We're joined next, as we are most Mondays, by someone who always has a blast on the radio, Cokie Roberts. Hi, Cokie.

COKIE ROBERTS, BYLINE: Hi, Steve. That's true (laughter).

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Everybody says Mayor Don Plusquellic loves Akron, Ohio. It's just some of the people he can't stand, as he said in March to a packed crowd at his State of the City address.

Now Plusquellic, one of the longest-serving mayors in the country, plans to attend his last ribbon-cutting this weekend.

Soon after that, he is cutting ties with city government. Plusquellic spent decades in office in Akron — he's credited with transforming the local economy.

But he is also called bombastic and a bully, and he recently said he feared that a City Council member might kill him.

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The inspector general of the Labor Department is conducting an audit of the Mine Safety and Health Administration's handling of delinquent mine safety penalties.

Dog Sniffs Out Illegally Caught Fish

May 13, 2015
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Vinyl's Comeback Keeps Record Pressers Busy

May 13, 2015
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This item just popped up in our newsfeed - Facebook's latest move to be your prime destination on the Internet.

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IKEA Offers Breakfast In Bed

May 12, 2015
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GRATEFUL DEAD: (Singing) I set out running, but I'll take my time. A friend of the devil is a friend of mine.

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Venezuela Faces Crime Epidemic

May 12, 2015
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OK, never mind the national political stage. Americans are pausing to mark the passing of a different national stage.

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Pepper Spray Thwarts Robbery Attempt

May 11, 2015
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