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From The Eye Of The Hurricane To Near Oblivion: Katrina's Forgotten Town

Tiny Pearlington, Miss., was obliterated 10 years ago. In a town of 1,700, only two houses stood relatively unscathed. Volunteers did most rebuilding, for better or worse, and recovery has been slow.
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New York Attorney General Orders Immediate Halt To Realistic Toy Gun Sales

New York law requires toy guns made in realistic colors to have a bright, 1-inch-wide orange stripe "down both sides of the barrel and the front end of the barrel," according to a press release.
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California Wildfire Blazes Through 60,000 Acres, Containment Estimated Next Week

Cal Fire says almost 3,000 firefighters — using four airtanker planes, 19 helicopters and 285 fire engines — have been "working aggressively to build control lines."
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How EPA Rules Would Hit Coal-Heavy West Virginia

Host Melissa Block speaks to West Virginia University law professor James Van Nostrand about the impact of EPA power plant rules in his state.
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14 GOP Candidates Will Share The Stage At New Hampshire Forum

Correspondent Don Gonyea tells NPR's Melissa Block that unlike official GOP debates, which will limit the number of participants, all the hopefuls were invited to to appear in Manchester on Monday.
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Darren Wilson, An Uneasy New Dad In Virtual Hiding

Darren Wilson, the white Ferguson, Mo., officer who shot and killed black 18-year-old Michael Brown, spoke with the New Yorker's Jake Halpern. NPR's Audie Cornish talks to Halpern about the interviews.
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Puerto Rico Fails To Make Its Bond Payment

Puerto Rico's default on Monday raises pressure on Washington to step in with help and opens a new chapter in Puerto Rico's relationship with its lenders — one now expected to move to the courts.
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Koch Brothers Gather Conservative Donors To Hear GOP Candidates

The Koch brothers' political network of wealthy donors this weekend auditioned five GOP presidential candidates, another sign of billionaires' increasing political clout.
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Obama's Climate Plan Faces Huge Political Challenges

Even before he officially unveiled it, President Obama's plan to cut the carbon pollution produced by power plants faced significant opposition.
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HitchBOT: When Bad Things Happen To Good Robots

HitchBOT, the robot that hitchhiked across Canada and Europe, was found vandalized beyond repair in Philadelphia on Saturday. Its makers hope people remember "all the joy" it brought.

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