Over the past two decades, the landlocked city of Brownsville, Texas, has become the hub of the U.S. ship recycling industry. Ships from tankers to aircraft carriers are dismantled and stripped of reusable metals. And despite the world economic slowdown, it's still a highly lucrative business.
In an NPR interview, Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia talked about his new book, his relationships on the court and a recent leak to CBS alleging anger among the justices over the health care ruling. He denied that the decision sparked acrimony: "You shouldn't believe this stuff you read in the press."
M1 Abrams battle tanks are the rock stars of military armor and are made in only one place: Lima, Ohio. The Army says it is done ordering them, but Congress appears intent on spending millions for more, arguing that cutting production is bad for the economy and national security.
A handful of AIDS cases were first recognized in the U.S. at the beginning of the 1980s. By 1990, there was a pandemic. In 1997, more than 3 million people became newly infected with HIV. A multimedia chart lets you track the cases by country over time.
State officials begin their defense of the new voter identification law in court Wednesday. Residents suing to overturn it say it creates unlawful barriers to voting. In a court filing, the state said it has never investigated claims of in-person voter fraud and so won't argue that such fraud has occurred in the past.
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