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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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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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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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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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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