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Shaping The City: Withstanding The Force Of Nature

The devastating tornado in Oklahoma has people wondering how their own homes would withstand nature's extremes. The D.C. region doesn't get many tornadoes, hurricanes or floods. But in the last two years, a derecho and an earthquake have hit unexpectedly. Architect Roger Lewis explains what the law requires and what homeowners can do to ensure structural integrity when natural disasters hit.


Latest LGBT Films Move Beyond 'Coming Out' Narrative

There are a large number of LGBT films in theaters this fall. NPR explores what that says about Hollywood and society in general.

Remembering Paul Prudhomme, The Louisiana Chef Who 'Made Magic'

The New Orleans chef changed the way the world saw Louisiana cooking. He has died at the age of 75.

Conservatives' Pick For Speaker Might Not Even Be In Congress Much Longer

Florida Rep. Daniel Webster faces a redrawn congressional map that puts his re-election next year in doubt.

Beyond The 'Like' Button: Facebook Comes To Our Emotional Rescue

Facebook reveals new emojis it's testing to expand the iconic "Like" button. All Tech Considered welcomes a new host, who tries to explain her vision for the blog using Facebook's seven "Reactions."

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