Houston's Petrochemical Industry, Source Of Jobs And Smog

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An evening view of the Exxon Mobil oil refinery complex in Baton Rouge, La. John W. Poole/NPR hide caption

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Baton Rouge's Corroded, Overpolluting Neighbor: Exxon Mobil

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

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Frank Morris (in the apron and visor) stands in front of his shoe shop in Ferriday, La., in the 1950s. He was killed when his shop burned down in 1964. Courtesy of the Concordia Sentinel and William Brown hide caption

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Turning Up The Heat On Civil Rights-Era Cold Cases

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Jasper Burchfield was a 36-year-old part-time constable when he shot and killed Queen in 1965. Joseph Shapiro/NPR hide caption

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Justice In The Segregated South: A New Look At An Old Killing

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NPR 'Grain' Series Investigates Industry, Sparks Response

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Why Grain Storage Bin Rescues Are Risky And Complex

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Simple Strategies Can Prevent Grain Bin Tragedies

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Enforcement Of Penalties Weak In Grain Bin Deaths

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Will Piper and Annette Pacas visit the grave of Annette's son, Alex, at Oak Hill Cemetery in Mount Carroll, Ill. Piper says he hopes to raise money to replace the makeshift, plastic marker with a permanent gravestone. John W. Poole/NPR hide caption

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Fines Slashed In Grain Bin Entrapment Deaths

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