August 31, 2009 The Obama administration is advocating the development of a nationwide system of high-speed rail lines to ease traffic, help the environment and boost the economy. See an interactive map with details of the proposed projects.
A Los Angeles County fire fighter monitors hot spots as he fights the Station Fire Sunday in Acton, California.
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August 31, 2009 Firefighters continue to battle the wildfire in the Angeles National Forest, which broke out Wednesday.
August 28, 2009 Sen. Edward M. Kennedy was buried Saturday, Aug. 29, during a private ceremony at Arlington National Cemetery. Earlier in the day, family and friends gathered for a funeral Mass in Boston.
August 26, 2009 Edward M. "Ted" Kennedy, well known as part of his family's political dynasty, spent more than four decades in the Senate, where he championed health care, education and labor. Here, a look back at his life.
August 23, 2009 Host Liane Hansen interviews Mahnaz Afkhami, a former Minister of State for Women's Affairs in Iran, about Farrokhroo Parsay. Parsay was the minster of education from 1968 to 1977 and was executed after the revolution for corruption. Parsay was one of Iran's most important advocates for women's rights.
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August 23, 2009 Interactive Map: In addition to Iran's known nuclear reactors and enrichment facilities, Western intelligence agencies suspect that the country has dozens of clandestine sites and underground complexes to development the bomb and long-range ballistic missiles.
August 21, 2009 We asked you to submit your best summer moments captured on camera. Here are a variety of images showing a range in technique, as well as camera types.
A boy and his donkey carry unused ballots across a stream en route to the remote village of Quali Kuana.
August 19, 2009 Afghanistan's second presidential election takes place Thursday amid threats of violence and voter intimidation by the Taliban. Voters will choose from incumbent Hamid Karzai and 36 other candidates, including two women.
August 19, 2009 This Morning Edition series takes you to America's farmers markets and roadside stands for a sample of what's growing on its farms, in its gardens and across the countryside. We invite you to share your recipes and ideas.
August 18, 2009 Archie Marries Veronica: "The Proposal"
Ponderosa pine forest and meadow at sunset after a summer monsoon storm at Bean North Ranch home, Flagstaff.
August 14, 2009 Photographer Tom Bean reflects on his life amongst the largest unbroken stand of ponderosa pine trees in the world, stretching from Northern Arizona to southwestern New Mexico.
August 12, 2009 Despite the constant presence of protesters, Virginia Democratic Rep. Tom Perriello, a freshman lawmaker, is running a gantlet of 22 town hall forums on health care this month.
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August 12, 2009 A lucky few solo performers manage to make a living working a Fringe Festival circuit that spans North America, from Orlando, Fla., to Vancouver, British Columbia. NPR asked three of them to introduce themselves.
Glassy sweepers are small nervous fish that can cluster in groups of over a hundred. When they're young, their bodies are nearly transparent, allowing an observer to see what these fish just ate.
August 11, 2009 Coral reefs are the rain forests of the oceans — teeming with diverse and postcard-perfect fish, towering sponges and multicolored coral. In these photos, Dr. Mark Vermeij, scientific director of the Caribbean Institute for Research and Management of Biodiversity (CARMABI), documents the diversity of life in this magnificent — yet fragile — underwater world.
A man in east China's Zhejiang province walks through a flooded street in Cangnan county Monday.
August 10, 2009 Typhoon Morakot pummeled Taiwan and China's eastern coast over the weekend, toppling houses, flooding villages and forcing nearly a million people to flee to safety before weakening into a tropical storm Monday.
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