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Katrina Sparked Push To Improve Hurricane Forecasting

In the decade since Katrina, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration and the National Weather Service have invested in new satellites and computer modeling technology that have significantly improved their ability to forecast and track hurricanes.
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What Do Low Oil Prices Mean For Unconventional Extraction Methods?

NPR's Robert Siegel interviews Barbara R. Shook, senior reporter-at-large at the Energy Intelligence Group, about how low oil prices need to go to make "unconventional oil" extraction too expensive.
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Oil Market Bust Yields Unexpected Boom For Texas Repo Men

The price of oil has dropped to its lowest point in years in recent weeks. That's meant layoffs and people falling behind on payments for the fancy vehicles they bought during the good times.
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Obama To Rename North America's Tallest Mountain In Alaska

NPR's Robert Siegel talks with National Park Service historian Frank Norris about the history of how North America's tallest peak was named.
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Some Veterans Affairs Reforms Undermine Medical Recruitment Efforts

The Department of Veterans Affairs is suffering a shortfall of physicians, especially in mental health. A steady flow of scandals and attempts at strict reform by Congress may be hurting recruitment.
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Prosecutor Says Texas Gunman 'Unloaded The Entire Pistol Into Deputy'

Harris County District Attorney Devon Anderson says Miles ran up behind Sheriff Deputy Darren Goforth and shot him 15 times.
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Bucking Trend, Ohio Doctor Opens Clinic That Provides Abortion Services

Ohio has put many restrictions on abortion. Since 2010, about half the clinics performing the procedure in the state have closed. But Dr. David Burkons sees offering abortion as part of patient care.
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Self-Help Author And Speaker Wayne Dyer Dies At 75

Many of his fans saw Dyer's own life story — he grew up an orphan in Detroit — as proof of the power of his ideas.
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When You See 'Trump' On A Building, It Might Not Be What You Think

Plenty of buildings still boast Donald Trump's name in Manhattan, where he became famous as a real estate developer. But he doesn't actually own most of them — and never has.
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Notorious Cocaine Dealers' Release Requests Test New Sentencing Guidelines

A man who helped flood Washington, D.C., with drugs in the 1980s wants to reduce his sentence using guidelines that help drug offenders secure early release. A federal judge doesn't seem convinced.

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