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Baltimore's Water Wheel Keeps On Turning, Pulling In Tons Of Trash

It looks like a cross between an old grain mill, a covered wagon and a spaceship: a giant, solar-powered wheel that sucks in bags, bottles and other detritus from Baltimore's Inner Harbor.

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Heirs Of The Revolution: A Changing Cuba

Cuba's Mariel Port: Once An Escape, Now A Window To The Future

In the 1980s and '90s, thousands of Cubans fleeing to the U.S. passed through Mariel port. Today, it's the site of an ambitious special economic zone that is filling many locals with optimism.

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Murdered Voting Advocate's Brother Wants Protections Back

David Goodman says last year the Supreme Court gutted the civil rights law that Andrew Goodman and other Freedom Summer activists gave their lives for.

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How Much Does A Terrorist Attack Cost? A Lot Less Than You'd Think

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Cuba's Mariel Port: Once An Escape, Now A Window To The Future

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Trouble In Paradise: Opiate Use Spikes On Martha's Vineyard

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Beijing: From Hardship Post To Plum Assignment And Back Again

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Deford: NCAA Says Amateurism Is Alive And Well, But The Jig Is Up

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