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GOP Hopes Pennsylvania's Still Got That Swing

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The U.S. oil boom has created a glut of crude in Cushing, Okla., a major oil storage hub. This sign dubs the city the "Pipeline Crossroads of the World." Jeff Brady/NPR hide caption

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Pipeline Flip Turns U.S. Oil World 'Upside Down'

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Budget Woes Could Close Philly's Problem Schools

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Booming Oil Industry Struggles To Fill Jobs

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The Deepwater Horizon oil rig burns in the Gulf of Mexico in April 2010. The rig's crew were new to their positions just before the explosion. Such staffing reorganizations are increasingly common as the industry grapples with a staffing shortage. U.S. Coast Guard/Getty Images hide caption

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As Workers Age, Oil Industry Braces For Skills Gap

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Wireless Industry Tries To Thwart Smartphone Thefts

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New Database Hopes To Curb Smartphone Theft

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In a video from the Horatio Alger Association, William Doré tells of a tense and abusive childhood. Horatio Alger Association/YouTube hide caption

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Betting Big On Santorum, Donor's Motives A Mystery

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Finding Cheaper Gas With Your Smartphone

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Surging Gas Prices Have Drivers Fuming

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A 1974 Gremlin covered with Mardi Gras beads is part of the auction lot of items from the former Kenner Mardi Gras Museum. The car is expected to draw several bids. Jeff Brady/NPR hide caption

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'Les Bon Temps Rouler' To The Auction Block

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Deal Reached On Gulf Oil Spill Victims

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