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An Illinois Town Half-Destroyed But Filled With Hope

Washington, Ill., is full of both optimistic signs and lots of construction crews as the town rebuilds after a half-mile-wide tornado devastated the area last November. Alan Greenblatt/NPR hide caption

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An Illinois Town Half-Destroyed But Filled With Hope

In Washington, Ill., which lost half of its assessed property value to a tornado in November, residents who lost everything are eager to reclaim their hometown.

Stowaway Teen May Have Been Trying To Reunite With His Mom

The underbelly of a Boeing 767, the type of plane on which a teenager hid inside one of the rear wheel wells (in background) during a flight from California to Hawaii. He survived. hide caption

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Stowaway Teen May Have Been Trying To Reunite With His Mom

News reports indicate the 15-year-old was hoping to eventually get to Somalia, where his mother lives. He crawled into the wheel well of a jet that flew from California to Hawaii.

Citizen Volunteers Arm Themselves Against Crime In Rural Oregon

An old police car is permanently parked on the highway through O'Brien, Ore., where cuts to the sheriff's office have prompted some locals to mount armed patrols. hide caption

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Citizen Volunteers Arm Themselves Against Crime In Rural Oregon JPR

High unemployment, and the growing use of meth and other drugs have fueled an explosion of property crimes. With cuts to law enforcement, community watch groups are cropping up to fill the vacuum.

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Race To Unearth Civil War-Era Artifacts Before Developer Digs In

Archaeologist Chester DePratter stands by the site of Camp Asylum, the Civil War-era prison in Columbia, S.C. The site will soon be cleared to make room for a mixed-use development. hide caption

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Race To Unearth Civil War-Era Artifacts Before Developer Digs In WFAE

Archeologists in South Carolina are excavating a Union officer prisoner-of-war camp site, hoping to find historical artifacts before they are buried forever under new construction.

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Price War Over The Cloud Has High Stakes For The Internet

A Google data center in Oklahoma is shown. Google recently slashed prices for its cloud services; Amazon responded by cutting its cloud prices. Connie Zhou/AP hide caption

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Price War Over The Cloud Has High Stakes For The Internet

Amazon, Google, Microsoft and others are competing to be the main landlords of the cloud. Their terms and prices could control who gets to build what on the Internet, and for how much.

Dirty Money: A Microbial Jungle Thrives In Your Wallet

Even some euro bank notes may need a good scrubbing. Like dollar bills, these notes are made from cotton and they harbor an array of bacteria. hide caption

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Dirty Money: A Microbial Jungle Thrives In Your Wallet

A look at the critters that live on money finds about 3,000 types of bacteria. Most are harmless. But researchers found traces of DNA from anthrax and drug-resistant pathogens, too.

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