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Treacherous Mud Slide Debris Challenges Rescue Workers

Search and rescue efforts resume as soon as the sun comes up on the scene of a massive landslide about 50 miles north of Seattle. The slide wiped out part of a small town almost two days ago.
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Kentucky Ends Wichita State's Unbeaten Season

The men's and women's NCAA basketball tournaments are underway. On the men's side, two highly regarded teams are out of the tournament: Wichita State and the University of Kansas.
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High-Tech Training Programs Try Deferred Payment System

The U.S. has more high-tech jobs open than it can fill. The problem is many of these programs cost tens of thousands of dollars which makes them out of reach for folks who are out of work.
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25 Years After Spill, Alaska Town Struggles Back From 'Dead Zone'

The tiny fishing town of Cordova, Alaska, has weathered disruption in every facet of life since an oil tanker ran aground in 1989, spilling millions of gallons of oil into Prince William Sound.
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On The Mend, But Wounds Of Violence Still Scar Juarez

Juarez, Mexico — terrifyingly violent a few years ago — is quieter now. But life across the Rio Grande from El Paso, Texas, is still difficult for many.
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Final Call For Questions On Health Insurance As Deadline Looms

There is just one week left to sign up for health insurance under the Affordable Care Act. NPR's Julie Rovner answers last-minute questions about what happens after that.
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Customers Rush To Retail Store In Connecticut To Buy Obamacare

Connecticut opened retail stores to market its health insurance exchange. Some customers are getting insurance for the first time and others are hoping to lower their premiums.
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Democrats Count On The Fine Art Of Field Operations

The president's party is counting on sophisticated field operations to stave off defeat in November. But in the year's first test, a Florida special election, the effort fell short.
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After Winter's Chill, Economists Predict A Warming Trend

A cold, snowy winter in most of the country hurt economic growth, but forecasters see conditions improving for the rest of the year.
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Freeing Up California's Prisons: A Massive Undertaking

California's strategy for reducing its prison population involves shifting more responsibility for recurring and ex-offenders on local communities.

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