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It's All Politics

Okla. Recovery Spotlights Rep. Cole's Support For Sandy Aid

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The Houston Ship Channel is home to a wide range of heavy industry, including chemical processing plants and petrochemical refineries. Richard Harris/NPR hide caption

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Poisoned Places: Toxic Air, Neglected Communities

Breathing Easier: How Houston Is Working To Clean Up Its Air

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The Ummayyid Mosque in Damascus has been a mosque for around 1,400 years. It sits in the center of a city where many people are struggling to live normal lives amid war. Steve Inskeep/NPR hide caption

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Parallels

In Damascus, A View Of Syria's War Turned Inside Out

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Searching For Veterans On Alaska's Remote Edges

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Protesters of Chicago Mayor Rahm Emmanuel's plan to close dozens of city schools rally in the Capitol rotunda in Springfield, Ill., on Wednesday. The Chicago Board of Education voted to close 50 schools. Seth Perlman/AP hide caption

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Losers In Chicago School Closings Target Elected Officials

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The Race Card Project: Six-Word Essays

Living In Two Worlds, But With Just One Language

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Group houses are becoming popular — again — among some single baby boomers, and not just for financial reasons. Marianne Kilkenny (second from right) shares her home in Asheville, N.C, with four other people. Mike Belleme/The New York Times hide caption

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Boomer Housemates Have More Fun

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Protesters march on the Texas Capitol in Austin on March 5, demanding that lawmakers expand Medicaid to include an additional 1.5 million poor people. Eric Gay/AP hide caption

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Texas Medicaid Debate Complicated By Politics And Poverty

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Protesters participate in a rally near the federal courthouse March 18 in New York. Lawyers for four men who say they were illegally stopped said many of the 5 million people stopped, questioned and sometimes frisked by police in the past decade were wrongly targeted because of their race. Seth Wenig/AP hide caption

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Court Case Winds Down In New York's Stop-And-Frisk Challenge

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