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Amid low gas prices and a stronger economy, Americans are driving more than ever before, with new federal government figures showing traffic volumes are at an all-time high.

However, there is a downside to this resurgence of driving: increased traffic congestion and pollution.

New data from the Federal Highway Administration show that Americans drove a record 3.15 trillion vehicle miles last year — that's the equivalent of traveling from Earth to Pluto and back 337 times.

Wilco: Tiny Desk Concert

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Thousands of bands have made strong debuts, and many of those have made good second and third records — it's harder, but not unusual. It's truly rare to make your 10th album exciting and relevant more than 20 years on. For all that, I'd say Wilco is an American legend.

Stephen Kellogg On Mountain Stage

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Stephen Kellogg returns to Mountain Stage, recorded live at the Culture Center Theater in Charleston, W.Va. Drawing on influences ranging from singer-songwriters like John Prine and Cat Stevens to classic-rock acts like The Band and The Eagles, Kellogg often crosses boundaries of tone and style, while always maintaining his own identity.

After sentencing a toddler to life in prison for murder, the Egyptian military now says that was a case of mistaken identity.

Ahmed Mansour Qurany was sentenced Feb. 16 along with 115 other people of a murderous rampage in 2014. The incident happened during a period of unrest following the 2013 ouster of Islamist President Mohamed Morsi. The sentence was handed down by a military court — a system widely criticized by rights groups for speedy trials and minimal legal protections.

Obama Proposes Guantanamo-Shutdown Plan

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