The Flame Refluxer is essentially a big copper blanket: think Brillo pad of wool sandwiched between mesh. Using it while burning off oil yields less air pollution and residue that harms marine life. Courtesy of Worcester Polytechnic Institute hide caption

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Researchers Test Hotter, Faster And Cleaner Way To Fight Oil Spills

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Frederick Bell of Larose, La., says he's received no guidance from a public defender on how to fight drug charges from October. Bell is part of a class action lawsuit against Louisiana's public defender board that charges the public defense system is unconstitutional. Debbie Elliott/NPR hide caption

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Public Defenders Hard To Come By In Louisiana

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Appeals Court To Hear Case Involving Mississippi's Controversial Flag

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Keitra Bates stands in front of the building she plans to turn into Marddy's shared kitchen and marketplace. Debbie Elliot/NPR hide caption

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Preserving The Flavor Of An Atlanta Neighborhood

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New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu's position against the enforcement of Trump's immigration policies could jeopardize some federal funding. Joe Raedle/Getty Images hide caption

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Louisiana Immigrant Rights Groups Organize Against Trump Policies

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Alabama Attorney General Luther Strange Chosen To Replace Jeff Sessions

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Taqueria del Sol on Atlanta's west side serves a blend of Mexican and Deep South flavors, like barbecue tacos. Debbie Elliott/NPR hide caption

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In Atlanta, Small Businesses Have Mixed Expectations Of President Trump

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Convicted S.C. Church Shooter Represents Himself In Penalty Phase

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Penalty Phase Begins In Dylann Roof Church Shooting Trial

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S.C. Church Shooting Trial Moves To Penalty Phase

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Dylann Roof Found Guilty Of All Counts Of Killing 9 Black Worshippers

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Testimony Concludes After Jury Hears Survivor In Dylann Roof Trial

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Amid 2 Murder Trials, A South Carolina City Reflects On Racial History

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Police officers stand in front of the Emanuel AME Church in Charleston, S.C. Jurors on Thursday saw horrific photos of the church basement at the trial of Dylann Roof, accused of hate crimes in the killings of nine black people at the church last year. Stephen B. Morton/AP hide caption

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Trial Of Accused Charleston Church Shooter Dylann Roof Begins

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