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Richard Piña, 69, with customer Augustin Bustos at Rich's Den barbershop in Calumet City, Ill. Piña, who retired from the Chicago police force 12 years ago, works at his shop four or five hours a day. Beth Rooney for NPR hide caption

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Working Late: Older Americans On The Job

A Retired Chicago Cop's Second Act Is At A Barbershop

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The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives has not had a permanent administrator since Congress required that the director be confirmed by the Senate in 2006. AFP/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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It's All Politics

Senate Mostly Blamed For Agency And Court Vacancies, But Obama Isn't Helping

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Scientists say they have put together a record of global temperatures dating back to the end of the last ice age, about 11,000 years ago. This historical artwork of the last ice age was made by Swiss geologist and naturalist Oswald Heer. Oswald Heer/Science Source hide caption

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Past Century's Global Temperature Change Is Fastest On Record

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An Egyptian military police officer argues with protesters during a demonstration on June 14, 2012, outside the Supreme Constitutional Court in Cairo. Marwan Naamani/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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In Post-Revolution Egypt, Fears Of Police Abuse Deepening

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Demonstrators carry a mock pipeline as they pass the White House to protest the Keystone Pipeline, in Washington, D.C., on Nov. 18, 2012. Rod Lamkey Jr. /The Washington Times /Landov hide caption

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After Keystone Review, Environmentalists Vow To Continue Fight

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