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Many of the sensors and cameras at the nuclear power plant were disabled by explosions, so plant operators are turning to highly maneuverable robots to get a better idea of what's going on in areas where it's far too radioactive for workers to venture. iRobot hide caption

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First Eyes Inside Nuclear Plant May Be A Robot's

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As Health Law Turns 1, Debate Far From Settled

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The Supreme Court on Wednesday will hear a case testing whether indigent parents facing jail time for failing to pay child support have the right to a lawyer. J. Scott Applewhite/AP hide caption

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Supreme Court Weighs Rights Of 'Deadbeat' Parents

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A worker assembles a Nissan Leaf electric vehicle at the company's Oppama plant in Yokosuka, Japan. Auto plants are reopening, but getting parts remains a challenge. Kazuhiro Nogi/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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'Just In Time' Manufacturing Tested By Japan Crisis

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Asheville Dub Is a Weapon
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Fifty-year-old Segunda Ayobi, with her extended family. Ayobi, who lives in a slum in Guayaquil, Ecuador, enrolled her son Mario in a shelter when he began to miss school, to keep him away from drugs and trouble. Larry Abramson/NPR hide caption

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Parents And Priests Struggle With Street Kids

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Hisaho Koseki, 82, barely escaped the tsunami when a neighbor drove her to safety. Now she's at a local evacuation center in Kesennuma, Miyagi prefecture. Her son has offered to take her in, but she doesn't want to burden him. "I have chronic ailments, and I don't know how much longer I'll live. I don't want to die, but in this situation, perhaps it would be better if I did," she says. Anthony Kuhn/NPR hide caption

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Japan's Elderly Hit Especially Hard In Disaster

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Tiki Barber retired in 2006, after a 10-year career playing for the New York Giants, but he filed papers last week to come out of retirement. Ronen Zilberman/AP hide caption

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The Sports Curmudgeon's Back, Just Like Tiki Barber

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In Hartford, Parents Don't Always Pick Best Schools

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