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Deadly Amoeba Found For First Time In Municipal Water Supply

Louisiana officials say they identified for the first time a dangerous form of amoeba in a municipal water supply. It was found after a 4-year-old boy died of a brain infection caused by the amoeba. They say this may make it easier to diagnose cases of encephalitis with unknown causes.

50 Years After The Bombing, Birmingham Still Subtly Divided

Fifty years ago Sunday, the Klu Klux Klan bombed the 16th Street Baptist Church in Birmingham, killing four black girls. The scars from those days still divide the city, making it a bellwether for America's ongoing civil rights struggle.

Colorado Flooding Forces Thousands From Homes

Some parts of the state have received 14 inches of rain since a storm began Wednesday night. NPR's Kirk Siegler reports on the massive rescue operation that continues in the flood-ravaged state.

Compensation Funds For Victims Of Tragedy A 'Small Solace'

Rachel Martin speaks with Kenneth Feinberg, who has helped distribute funds raised after tragedies like 9/11 and the Boston Bombings. He is the subject of this week's Sunday Conversation.

Breaking Down Chemical Weapons, One Fact At A Time

As the U.S. and Russia announce a deal to dismantle Syria's chemical weapons program, we take a step back to look at where the weapons came from, what they're made of and how to get rid of them.

U.S.-Russia Deal: Syria Has A Week To Detail Chemical Arsenal

Secretary of State John Kerry announced that the U.S and Russia have agreed on a plan to rid Syria of its chemical weapons by the middle of 2014. But the plan gives Syria only a week to detail its chemical arsenal.

In Flooded Colorado, Rescue Amid The Rain

Hundreds of people have been evacuated from flooded areas of Colorado, which on Saturday saw a brief break in heavy rain. But with more rain in the forecast, lives and homes remain in danger.

New York Underground: Exploring City Caves And Catacombs

Urban explorer Steve Duncan goes underground, examining the hidden infrastructure of major cities all over the world: their tunnels, subways and sewers. Late in 2010, NPR's Jacki Lyden joined Duncan and a group of subterranean adventurers in New York. (This story originally aired on All Things Considered on Jan. 2, 2011.)

Cold War Flashback? Vienna Villa Alleged To Be NSA Post

Austrian news reports say a stately villa in Vienna serves as a sophisticated listening post that spies on the city's residents. But the U.S. and Austrian governments say the facility is merely for gathering open source information.

How 'J-Lho' May Keep Democrats Out Of New York Mayor's Office

Republican Joe Lhota wants to be the next mayor of New York. He faces long odds — Democrats outnumber Republicans 6-to-1 in the city. But New Yorkers haven't elected a Democrat mayor in more than two decades. And with the general election just seven weeks away, Democrats facing a potential runoff don't yet have a nominee.