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Crisis Forces Japanese Farmers To Destroy Crops

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Young Laborers: Most of the garment workers in the Triangle Shirtwaist factory were young, immigrant women. On March 25, 1911, the New York City building caught fire, and 146 workers lost their lives in one the country's worst workplace tragedies. Courtesy HBO hide caption

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A Somber Centennial For The Triangle Factory Fire

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A Country Divided: Japan's Electric Bottleneck

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Anthony Blackmon (left) and Anthony Barber (right) both participated in Friends of the Children. Blackmon is currently studying music at Benedict College in South Carolina; Barber is at the Multnomah County Detention Center in Portland, Ore., awaiting trial. Colin Fogarty for NPR/Multnomah County Sheriff's Office hide caption

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A Racial Rant Inspires An Internet Balladeer

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