The 1978 Ford Pinto is shown in this company handout photo. This subcompact became a hot seller for Ford after its introduction in 1970. The Pinto's 10-year run was marred by litigation over the car's fuel tank design. Twenty-seven people died during the 1970s in fuel tank fires in the Pinto, which Ford eventually recalled. AP hide caption

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40 Years Later: Collectors Keyed Up Over Ford Pinto

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Atchafalaya Basin Waits For Mississippi Floodwaters

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The National Guard constructed a 2-mile temporary levee around the ALON USA refinery in Krotz Springs, La., and a neighborhood on the south side of town. Jeff Brady/NPR hide caption

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Louisiana Refinery, Residents Gird Against Flood

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Nicholas Gibbons, a single amputee with the British Royal Marines team, takes off from the blocks during practice Feb. 21 in Camp Pendleton, Calif., for the inaugural Marine Corps Trials. Fifty athletes were chosen as members of the All-Marine team for the Warrior Games. Michael Goulding/AP hide caption

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Veterans Compete For Gold At Warrior Games

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Oil Company Executives Defend Tax Breaks

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Oil CEOs Defend Tax Breaks On Capitol Hill

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As Oil Prices Fall, What's Happening To Gas Prices?

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Steve "G-Man" Fowler — a real-life police detective and "good guy" in both Zoot Shooters capers and cowboy action shooting competitions — poses with his Tommy gun. Darcy Varney for NPR hide caption

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Zoot Shooters Bring Gangster Style To The Gun Range

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A gas station with fuel prices in the $4 range in Los Angeles on April 11. With the price of gas above $3.50 a gallon in all but one state, there are signs that Americans are cutting back on driving, reversing a steady increase in demand for fuel as the economy improves. Reed Saxon/AP hide caption

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$4 A Gallon Gas Prices: Who's To Blame?

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Oil Firms Seek To Prove They Can Contain Spills

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The ShopGirls, from Granite Falls High School in Granite Falls, Wash., prepare their car for the annual Shell Eco-marathon on Saturday at the George R. Brown Convention Center in Houston. Jeff Brady/NPR hide caption

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Students Strive For Fuel Economy In Vehicle Contest

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Colorado School District Cuts Bus Service

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In this photo provided by passenger Brenda Reese, an unidentified passenger takes photos with a cell phone of a hole in the cabin on a Southwest Airlines aircraft. Brenda Reese/AP hide caption

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Cracks Found In Three More Southwest Jets

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In some parts of the country, like San Diego (above), gas prices are above $4 a gallon. Some Republicans are trying to tie those higher prices at the pump to President Obama's energy policies. Gregory Bull/AP hide caption

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Revving Up For 2012, GOP Hits Obama On Gas Prices

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Obama Energy Plan Would Reduce Oil Imports

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