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Proposed Gondola For Grand Canyon's Rim Has Community On Edge

Developers and the Navajo Nation are negotiating to bring a tourist complex — and jobs — to the edge of the Grand Canyon. But some Native Americans say the project would tread on sacred land.
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As Ballot Deadline Looms, A Muddied Debate Over Colo. Fracking

Colorado is embroiled in debate over how to regulate oil and gas development. Up to four energy-related issues could be on the November ballot, and the run-up is causing confusion among voters.
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What Makes Us Fat: Is It Eating Too Much Or Moving Too Little?

Americans are much less active in their leisure time than they were 20 years ago; that's true even for young people. Up to half of people say they're completely sedentary. Desk jobs don't help.
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A Tax Bill Killed By The Push And Pull Of Politics On The Hill

Sometimes seemingly nonsensical moves — like most of what happens behind the scenes on Capitol Hill — are deftly calculated plays for political survival.
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Forgoing School To Pay The Bills

In one predominantly Latino neighborhood outside of Washington, D.C., young people are working instead of going to school at four times the national average.
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Africa's Leaders Aim To Change Perception Of The Continent

Scores of African leaders gather in Washington this week at an unprecedented summit organized by President Obama. The goal: Get the U.S. invested in Africa, and shape a new narrative along the way.
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Say Bye-Bye To A Beloved Kiddie Amusement Park

Hoffman's Playland, one of a handful of kiddie parks left in the country, is getting ready to close after 62 years of merry-go-rounds, toddler trains and more pint-sized fun.
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In Louisville, Ky., Minecraft Teaches Math

The Common Core standards have generated lots of attention and controversy, but what do they look like in a classroom? The NPR Ed team continues its summer series from a fifth-grade math lesson.
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Amid Lake Erie's Algal Bloom, Toledo's Water Woes Continue

For the second straight day, residents of Toledo, Ohio, are without tap water. The problem is caused by the discovery of a toxin in the water supply, likely the result of an algal bloom.
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Debunking Common Myths About The Common Core

Many people don't realize it's a set of standards, not a curriculum. NPR's Eric Westervelt talks with education reporter Cory Turner about other misconceptions about the Common Core standards.

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