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In A Remote Part Of Washington, A Scramble To Save Cattle From Flames

More than 1,000 square miles of wildfires are burning in the state. In the isolated Okanogan Valley, where power and phone lines have burned, cattle ranchers are doing what they can to spare herds.
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Vietnam Helicopter Pilots Reunite For War's 50th Anniversary

Pilots and their families plant a tree at Arlington National Cemetery and honor comrades who were killed in the war. The first U.S. combat troops arrived in Vietnam in 1965.
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#NPRreads: Middle East Air Quality, Lead Poisoning, And Jell-O

Around the newsroom and around the world, here's what we're reading this week.
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Dartmouth Football's Brilliant Dummies

Two then-students at Dartmouth College built a game-changing mobile robotic football dummy that they say will decrease head injuries sustained from repeated tackling collisions.
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In Wake Of Riot, Ariz. Governor Fires For-Profit Prison Firm

NPR's Audie Cornish speaks to KJZZ reporter Alexandra Olgin about Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey's decision to cut ties with a private-prison operator in the wake of a prison riot last month in Kingman.
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Week In Politics: Biden's Possible Run And Bush's Handling Of Katrina

Political commentators E.J. Dionne of The Washington Post and David Brooks of The New York Times discuss the prospects of Vice President Joe Biden running for president, as well as former President George W. Bush's visit to New Orleans to commemorate the anniversary of Hurricane Katrina.
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On Eve Of Katrina Anniversary, Bush Takes A Tour Of New Orleans 10 Years On

Former President George W. Bush is visiting the city on Friday in honor of the 10th anniversary of Hurricane Katrina. His administration was criticized for how it dealt with the storm's aftermath.
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Clinton Takes The Stage At Democratic Summit, Trying To Quell Concerns

As speculation swirls on a possible run by Vice President Joe Biden, Hillary Clinton's campaign is trying to show strength. She addressed Democratic National Committee members Friday in Minneapolis.
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Comparing The Top Boss's Pay To Yours

Starting in 2018, companies will have to disclose how CEO pay compares to median worker pay. A recent survey of the biggest CEO-to-worker pay ratios shows Discovery at the top at nearly 2,000-to-1.
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Billions Spent On Flood Barriers, But New Orleans Still A 'Fishbowl'

People in New Orleans say the city finally has the storm defense system it should have had before Hurricane Katrina — at a cost of $14.5 billion. Now someone needs to cover the cost to keep it strong.

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