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Reclaimed land that was once mined for coal in Wyoming's Powder River Basin. When coal companies declare bankruptcy, funding for land reclamation becomes a question Leigh Paterson/Inside Energy hide caption

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When Coal Companies Fail, Who Pays For The Cleanup?

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Theresa Burroughs, 80, stands by a photograph of her as a young woman getting arrested for trying to register to vote. The right is sacred to her today. "Every time there's a vote, I go," she said. Debbie Elliott/NPR hide caption

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In Alabama's Rural Black Belt, An Uphill Climb For Bernie Sanders

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Bob Ebeling, now 89, at his home in Brigham City, Utah. Howard Berkes/NPR hide caption

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Your Letters Helped Challenger Shuttle Engineer Shed 30 Years Of Guilt

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Can Baltimore Provide Addiction Treatment On Demand?

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A member of the media tests a Tesla Motors Model S car with an Autopilot system. Regulators and manufacturers are debating whether self-driving cars should have a licensed driver inside as a safety precaution. Bloomberg/Bloomberg via Getty Images hide caption

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Should Self-Driving Cars Have Drivers Ready To Take Over?

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Louisiana is in line for the biggest share of fines and settlements because it had the most damage in the spill. The restoration effort in the Caminada Headlands is one of the largest coastal restoration projects ever in the state. CWPPRA/Flickr hide caption

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Is The BP Oil Spill Settlement Money Being Well-Spent?

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Maddie Keating shows her arm before and after her tattoo by Brian Finn which covered her scars. Courtesy of Brian Finn hide caption

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Effects Of Toledo Tattoo Artist's Work Are More Than Skin Deep

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An instructor conducts a training session at Transportation Security Administration Academy at the Federal Law Enforcement Training Center, located at a sprawling former air base in Glynco, Ga. Brian Naylor/NPR hide caption

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Body Scanners And Explosives: TSA Starts Academy For Screeners

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Products that are regulated and taxed as medical devices include a wide range of machines and objects, including various scopes, scanners, tubing and pumps. iStockphoto hide caption

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With Special Tax Suspended, Medical Device Firms Reap Big Savings

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Ferguson Mayor James Knowles speaks during a Feb. 2 City Council meeting, where residents spoke with city leaders following a preliminary consent agreement with the Justice Department. Jeff Roberson/AP hide caption

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Ferguson Mayor: 'There Was No Agreement' With The Justice Department

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A reconstruction of a Neanderthal man (right) based on skull found at the La Ferrassie rock shelter in Dordogne Valley, France. He's face to face with a male Homo sapien. Philippe Plailly & Atelier Daynes/Science Source hide caption

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Science Seeks Clues To Human Health In Neanderthal DNA

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The Flint River is pictured in downtown Flint, Mich., on Feb. 4. The city's water problems began when it switched to using the Flint River for its supply in 2014. They were exacerbated by government officials' failure to disclose and stop the leaching of lead and other toxins into the water. Laura McDermott for NPR hide caption

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Flint Residents' Broken Faith: 'The People We Trusted Failed Us'

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The West Kensington Ministry church in Philadelphia, seen here in 2014, is one of about a dozen churches offering sanctuary to Central American immigrants who are under deportation orders. Matt Rourke/AP hide caption

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U.S. Churches Offer Safe Haven For A New Generation Of Immigrants

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Jeneyah McDonald stands amid cases of bottled water in the kitchen of her home in Flint, Mich. Before water donations arrived in Flint, McDonald says, she spent an estimated $100 out of her $300 weekly grocery bill buying safe water for her family. Laura McDermott for NPR hide caption

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When Every Drop Of Water Could Be Poison: A Flint Mother's Story

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December brought storm clouds to the Porter Ranch neighborhood in Southern California's San Fernando Valley. David McNew/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Families Near The Huge Gas Leak Wonder: Is Home A Safe Place To Be?

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