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A Madison Water Utility Crew works to dig up and replace a broken water shutoff box in preparation for a larger pipe-lining project. Madison started using copper instead of lead pipes in the late 1920s. Cheryl Corley/NPR hide caption

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Avoiding A Future Crisis, Madison Removed Lead Water Pipes 15 Years Ago

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Donald Trump takes part in a CNN town hall event in Milwaukee on Tuesday. Darren Hauck/Getty Images hide caption

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Why Donald Trump Reversed His Pledge To Support The GOP Nominee

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Meagen Limes of Washington, D.C., is struggling to pay rent on the apartment where she lives with her 4-year-old son and 8-year-old daughter. Pam Fessler/NPR hide caption

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Living From Rent To Rent: Tenants On The Edge Of Eviction

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Joel Contreras, left, an Operation Peacemaker Fellow, and Joseph McCoy, a Neighborhood Change Agent with the Office of Neighborhood Safety, in Richmond, Cali. Fellows receive counseling, social services, a job and cash if they agree to stay in contact everyday and stay out of trouble. Richard Gonzales/NPR hide caption

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To Reduce Gun Violence, Potential Offenders Offered Support And Cash

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Carolyn Rossi, a registered nurse at the Hospital of Central Connecticut, says the opioid epidemic has required nurses who used to specialize in care for infants gain insights into caring for addicted mothers, as well. Rusty Kimball/Courtesy of Hartford HealthCare hide caption

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To Help Newborns Dependent On Opioids, Hospitals Rethink Mom's Role

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Shane Satterfield, a roofer who owes more than $30,000 in debt for an associate's degree in computer science from one of the country's largest for-profit college companies that failed in 2014, holds his diploma in Atlanta. "I graduated in April at the top of my class, with honors," says Satterfield. "And I can't get a job paying over $8.50 an hour." David Goldman/AP hide caption

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A Path 'To Debt Relief' For Defrauded Corinthian Students

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One of the last family photos of Bernard Simmons is shown by his sister, Debra Simmons, in her home in Chicago. Peter Hoffman for NPR hide caption

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Doubling Up Prisoners In 'Solitary' Creates Deadly Consequences

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The Many Masks Of Batman In 'Caped Crusade'

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Matt McEntee (left) works on fixing a small motor with Tim Ledlie at the Mt. Pleasant Library in Washington, D.C., on Sunday. Brandon Chew/NPR hide caption

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For Adults, Lifelong Learning Happens The Old Fashioned Way

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Standing water and abandoned tires make Houston's Fifth Ward hospitable for mosquitoes. Courtesy of Anna Grove Photography hide caption

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Houston Prepares Now For Zika's Potential Arrival This Summer

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Albert Woodfox (center) is greeted by Robert King (right) at the Ashe Cultural Arts Center in New Orleans on Feb. 19, after his release from Louisiana State Penitentiary that day. Max Becherer/AP hide caption

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After Decades In Solitary, Last Of The 'Angola 3' Carry On Their Struggle

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Despite the ongoing drought in California, the Folsom Lake reservoir is kept at only 60 percent capacity in the winter to prevent major flooding if a winter storm occurs. Some hope to prevent the waste of water by relying on more accurate weather predictions. U.S. Bureau of Reclamation hide caption

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In California, Dealing With A Drought And Preparing For A Flood

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President Obama is interviewed about his Supreme Court nominee, Judge Merrick Garland. Nick Michael/NPR hide caption

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Why President Obama Picked The 'Only White Guy' On His Shortlist

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One secret to midlife happiness is being a rookie at something. Trying new things and failing keeps you robust. retrorocket/Getty Images hide caption

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8 Ways You Can Survive — And Thrive In — Midlife

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Former National Security Agency contractor Edward Snowden spoke via video conference at the Johns Hopkins University auditorium in Baltimore Feb. 17. Juliet Linderman /AP hide caption

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NSA: Fallout From Snowden Leaks Isn't Over, But Info Is Getting Old

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