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Families Protest Burying Remains At 9/11 Memorial

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Families of victims of the Sept. 11 attacks are at odds with officials over how to handle the unidentified remains of those killed at the World Trade Center. Officials have been planning to place them in bedrock underneath the memorial in New York City. But families say the memorial is not a graveyard and they should be the ones to make the decision on a final resting place. The dispute comes days after news that remains from some unidentified victims were dumped in landfills.
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Pack These Pages: Three Must-Reads For Summer

Harriet Logan, owner of Loganberry Books in Shaker Heights, Ohio, recommends a graphic novel about trash, a George Eliot classic and a children's book about a bear pianist.
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Why Does Every New Restaurant Look Like A Factory?

The stripped-down look of exposed brick, poured cement floors, and Edison light bulbs is popular in restaurants across America. One reporter dares to ask, "Seriously, why?"
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Why Local Nonprofits Haven't Fixed Poverty

As long as there has been poverty, there have been people trying to end it. We explore the obstacles and inefficiencies local nonprofits run into when trying to solve society's stubborn problem.

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Can We Trust Our Cars?

There were more airbag recalls this week, and VW has agreed to pay nearly fifteen billion in its emissions cheating scandal. Meanwhile, cars with driverless technology are becoming available, but whether they will make us safer is up for debate. A look at auto safety and consumer trust.

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