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Somewhere Over The Brainbow: The Journey To Map the Human Brain

The government-funded plan could cost $3 billion, take 10 years and involve hundreds of scientists. The hope is the project can unlock the secrets of conditions such as Alzheimer's, schizophrenia and Parkinson's disease. But progress will likely be slow, and in the end, will it be worth the cost?
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Louisiana Abbey Finally Able To Sell Its Caskets

Last year, Weekends on All Things Considered guest host Laura Sullivan spoke with a deacon at St. Joseph Abbey in eastern Louisiana, where monks have been making simple pine caskets for more than 100 years. Now, for the first time, the brothers are able to legally sell their caskets to the Louisiana public after a court ruling.
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Living Memories From The Last Days Of Alcatraz

Even without prisoners, Alcatraz remains one of the most infamous prisons in America. Five decades after it closed, it still captures the public's imagination. Those who stayed there, however, can tell you exactly what doing time on "The Rock" was like.
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A New Search For 9/11 Victims' Remains

About 60 dump trucks full of debris from the fallen World Trade Center will be sifted for human remains from the Sept. 11 attacks beginning Monday. More than 1,000 victims have yet to be identified.
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Texas District Attorney, Wife Found Dead At Home

The killings of the Kaufman County district attorney and his wife come two months after an assistant district attorney for the same county was shot dead a block from his office. Police say they will "assume" the killings are linked "until it's proven otherwise."
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Immigration Change Is One Step Closer To A Bill

An agreement between labor and business chiefs clears one of the last — and perhaps largest — hurdles for concrete legislation. Senators from the bipartisan group working to overhaul immigration say a deal is close but not complete.

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