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Nearly everyone fishes for a living on Laos' Don Sadam Island, near the site of the controversial Don Sahang dam. Locals and environmentalists alike are worried about the dam's effects on fish migration. Michael Sullivan/NPR hide caption

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Parallels

Damming The Mekong River: Economic Boon Or Environmental Mistake?

Laos' government says it needs the money the two dams will generate. But environmentalists and downstream neighbors say the dams are a major threat to fish migration and agriculture.

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The Salt

Designing The Perfectly Architectural Ice Cream Sandwhich

NPR's Renee Montagne visited Coolhaus Ice Cream Shop in Southern California to find out what architecture and frozen desserts have in common, and how to stack up a mean ice cream sandwich.

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History

Reading The Declaration Of Independence: A Tradition Continues

More than 200 years ago Friday, the Continental Congress adopted the Declaration of Independence, changing the course of history. NPR marks the anniversary each year by reading the full document.

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