James Witt stands next to the foundation of a house he is building in Palo Alto. Witt has built a successful business by tearing down and rebuilding houses in Silicon Valley. Cindy Carpien/NPR hide caption

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Silicon Valley Homebuilder Finds A Profitable Niche

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Calif. Gov. Brown's Speech To Outline More Cuts

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After Katrina, A Log Cabin In An Unlikely Place

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Day laborer Yohanni Castillo from Honduras waits for work outside a Lowes home improvement store in New Orleans. Jobs are drying up, he says, and he hasn't worked in four days. Even when work does comes along, he says, he doesn't always get paid. Richard Gonzales/NPR hide caption

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Latinos Get Little Thanks For Rebuilding New Orleans

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Calif. Prop 8 Supporters Can Defend Gay Marriage Ban

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Police break up an encampment for an Occupy Wall Street demonstration in Oakland, Calif. Police began clearing out the weeks-old encampment early Monday after issuing several warnings to demonstrators. Paul Sakuma/AP hide caption

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Occupy Protesters In Oakland Ponder Next Move

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Billings, Mont., has a diverse economic base, as evidenced by the confluence of stockyards, oil refineries and natural beauty. The unemployment rate for Billings' Yellowstone County was 5.3 percent in September, far lower than the national average. Richard Gonzales/NPR hide caption

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Big Sky Country Has Lots Of Room For Optimism

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Calif. County Yearns For 'The Way It Used To Be'

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Feds Crack Down On Pot Shops

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Starting Oct. 1, California state prisons will redirect new nonviolent felons to county facilities. The realignment is in part due to an order by the U.S. Supreme Court for the state to reduce its prison population. Rich Pedroncelli/AP hide caption

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California's New Prison Policy Has Some Skeptics

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Palestinian Kids' Art Deemed Unsuitable For Children

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Will Whitman Help Hewlett-Packard Find Its Way?

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Catwalks hang over a section of the newly constructed eastern span of the San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge in Oakland, Calif. Justin Sullivan/Getty Images hide caption

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California Turns To China For New Bay Bridge

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Calif.'s Supreme Court Mulls Prop. 8 Dispute

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