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Tensions Rise With Plan To Flood Grand Canyon

For almost 50 years, northern Arizona's Glen Canyon Dam has been slowly eroding the Grand Canyon's riverbanks. Soon, dam managers will release simulated floods to help restore the beaches downstream. But the region's hydropower companies say the move will be costly, and could have unforseen consequences.
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Firm Blamed In The Costliest Onshore Oil Spill Ever

More than 800,000 gallons of crude oil gushed into wetlands and a creek in western Michigan in 2010 after a pipeline operated by the Canadian company Enbridge burst. Now, the National Transportation Safety Board says the company and the agency that regulates it are culpable.
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Moving Buildings To Save D.C.'s Historic Foundation

A few months ago, six old brick buildings in the nation's capital were picked up and moved. Literally. Five of them will return as parts of a sleek new office building, re-creating the old streetscape while also transforming it. The massive project raises a question: What's important to keep in a city, and what should just be replaced?
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Homeless Rural Vets Find A Place To Call Home

Some rural homeless veterans in a small New England town are getting a place to call their own, permanently. The local American Legion hatched an idea 10 years ago for a project that would create something other than transitional housing so male and female veterans could feel as if they truly are a part of the community.
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Intriguing Opportunity, But Some Risk For Romney In Speech To NAACP

Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney's speech Wednesday at the NAACP convention in Houston comes at a precarious time for the nation's African-American community. The environment raises some opportunities for Romney as he challenges the nation's first black president.

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