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The helmet Knievel wore in his Caesars Palace jump attempt. The resulting crash film was shown over and over again, launching Evel's career. Frank Morris /KCUR hide caption

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A New Museum Dares To Showcase Stuntman Evel Knievel

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Greensburg Is Shiny And New, But Struggling To Bring In People

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Struggling To Survive, A Small Town Banks On Energy Efficiency

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A new water tank in Strong City, Kan., (at right) sits next to one that was part of an old leaky system on a hill just outside the city limits. Frank Morris/KCUR hide caption

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Rural Trump Voters Embrace The Sacrifices That Come With Support

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Parents pick up their kids from Garfield Early Childhood Center, a pre-K facility serving all children in the district. Burmese, Mandarin, Arabic, and many Spanish dialects are among at least 27 languages spoken at home by children in the district. Frank Morris/KCUR hide caption

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A Thriving Rural Town's Winning Formula Faces New Threats Under Trump Administration

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A Tale Of Two Kansas Towns: One Thrives As Another Struggles

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The Dow Jones Railroad Index has climbed about 25 percent since the election, but many U.S. companies have cross-border trade accounts that could be affected by policy changes that President Donald Trump might make regarding the North American Free Trade Agreement. Steve Helber/AP hide caption

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U.S. Companies Uncertain Of NAFTA Trading Under Trump Administration

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Jared Taylor promotes the idea that race is central to innate abilities and national success. He is working to build a United States explicitly for white people. Ariel Zambelich/NPR hide caption

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White Nationalists' Enthusiasm For Trump Cools

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Gun shop owner Jeff Binkley displays a Glock 9mm pistol at Sarge's Sidearms in Benson, Ariz., in September. John Moore/Getty Images hide caption

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With Trump Win, Gun Sellers See Win — And Loss

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Iowa Joins 'The Rest Of The Country': Des Moines Mourns Slain Officers

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After 43 years of cranking out electricity, the Fort Calhoun nuclear power plant is shutting down. The plant was licensed until 2033, but will go offline 17 years earlier than planned. United States Nuclear Regulatory Commission/Flickr hide caption

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Waste, Families Left Behind As Nuclear Plants Close

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Kansas Farmer Mark Nelson says he's too busy with harvest to think much about abstracts, but he admits that the prospect of depending on fewer and fewer, larger and larger companies for his seed, fertilizer and chemicals is "a little nerve wracking." Frank Morris hide caption

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Farmers, Antitrust Activists Are Worried That Big Ag Is Only Getting Bigger

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Thrill Ride Accidents Renew Calls For Regulation

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