January 24, 2010 Even when some semblance of normalcy seems to spread in the city, aftershocks continue to be a scary reminder of loss and pain. Memories are fresh, and NPR producer Marisa Penaloza says it will be a long time before victims of this quake recover from the trauma.
Baker Bertrand Houlier with the sweet treats and breads he sells at the Montgomery Farm Women's Cooperative Market in Bethesda, Md.
September 3, 2009 Customers line up early at Bertrand Houlier's stand at the Montgomery Farm Women's Cooperative Market in Bethesda, Md. They're there for Houlier's French pastries — all kinds of sweet treats and breads. His specialty is the croissant.
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July 15, 2009 Christina Avery describes herself as "someone who likes to keep private stuff private." But she found that blogging helped her deal with the stress of having a child with cancer, and it kept loved ones updated on her daughter's treatments.
May 6, 2009 A reporter's tale of her trip home from Mexico.
May 4, 2009 MEXICO CITY — Alan David, a drink and magazine stand attendant, is hard at work near the Templo Mayor Museum in the city's historic center. The lanky 22-year-old with a shaved head and deep voice shouts out "three for 10 ...water, sodas, juices, ...
March 28, 2009 Marisa Penaloza has covered some pretty gruesome stories in her career, and she's no stranger to Juarez, Mexico. But the wave of drug violence crashing along the border has changed the city into something she's never known.
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September 14, 2008 Word spread quickly in Houston that Home Depot was open for business Sunday. The parking lot was a hub of activity, as most people gathered for one thing: a generator.
September 13, 2008 The strongest evidence of the huge storm was visible just outside the island city of Galveston: The highway was partially blocked by everything from boats, suitcases, a carved pumpkin and other home decorations to chairs, kayaks, toys, wood and other building materials was piled up all over the southbound lane.
July 10, 2008 Art Silverman, Jeff Brady and I shot the video and Quinn O'Toole and I put the flash project together. We produced two videos, which expl
December 25, 2006 Jose Rodrigues came to the United States from Angola as a teenager and joined the Marines out of high school. He served in Iraq twice, and he's one of 26,000 service members whose citizenship has been expedited because of his military service. He says that taking the oath of citizenship didn't make him feel more American -- he's considered himself an American for a long time.
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March 15, 2005 Forty percent of American troops in Iraq are from National Guard and Reserve units. The repeated and lengthy tours of duty those units are facing in Iraq have left some families struggling to pay the bills, with little support from the military.
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