The $42-million August Wilson Center in Pittsburgh is for sale because it can't pay its bills. Some are questioning why the Center was allowed to fail. Keith Srakocic/AP hide caption

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Where Are The Heroes To Save Pittsburgh's African-American Center?

The August Wilson Center opened in 2009 as a hub for African-American culture. Now it's up for sale, unable to pay its bills, and some wonder why the Center has been allowed to fail.

Trucks dump trash at the Puente Hill Landfill in Puente Hills, Calif., on October 31, 2013. The nation's largest landfill is now covered with soil and closed, and will one day be a park. Nick Ut/AP hide caption

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Closing America's Largest Landfill, Without Taking Out The Trash

The Puente Hills Landfill received waste from all over Los Angeles County for more than 50 years, and eventually grew higher than 500 feet. But with the site's closure, the trash won't just disappear.

Burned-out vehicles sit among the ruins following a natural gas pipeline explosion in Kentucky on Thursday. Timothy D. Easley/AP hide caption

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Explosion On Ky. Natural Gas Pipeline Under Investigation

The recent incident in rural Kentucky left a crater 60 feet deep along a pipeline that has failed before. NPR combed through the records to see how such lines are inspected in the U.S.

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