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Thursday, June 20, 2013

Oil Supplies Are Up, But Gas Is Still Pricey

Gas prices are pictured at a Shell station in Southern California on June 2, 2013. (Lynn Kelley Author/Flickr)

Gas prices are pictured at a Shell station in Southern California on June 2, 2013. (Lynn Kelley Author/Flickr)

Supplies of oil have been surging this year, and U.S. drivers, who have been switching to more fuel-efficient cars, are using less gasoline.

That would seem to be the right economic combination to push down prices at the pump, but gasoline prices have remained stubbornly high.

Gasoline is averaging about $3.60 for a gallon of regular.

With summer beginning tomorrow, millions of vacationers will be taking to the roads.

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Robin Young and Jeremy Hobson host Here & Now, a live two-hour production of NPR and WBUR Boston.

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Remains Of Clovis Boy Reburied In Montana

DNA from the boy buried 12,600 years ago shows his people were ancestors of many of today's native peoples.

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After Malaysia Airlines Crash, A Closer Look At Planning Flight Paths

Retired pilot John Ransom discusses how to factor in war zones, and how the decision is made to close an airspace.

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Boxing Attracts More Than Would-Be Fighters

At the Ring Boxing Club, boxers range in age, are both men and women, and include an award-winning author.

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Why Hot Cars Are So Deadly

An average of 38 kids die in a hot car every year in the U.S. We look at the science of why cars get so hot so fast, and why children are more vulnerable.