Jen Regan strokes the head of her fiancée, Marc Fucarile, as he sleeps in his hospital bed at Massachusetts General Hospital. Fucarile was injured in the bombings at the Boston Marathon, and had to have his right leg amputated. Bill Greene/Boston Globe via Getty Images hide caption

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Survivor Of Boston Marathon Bombings Has Long Road Ahead

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Baton Rouge's Corroded, Overpolluting Neighbor: Exxon Mobil

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Tommy Sowers, assistant secretary for public and intergovernmental affairs at the Department of Veterans Affairs, meets with vets at the VFW Hall in Nome, Alaska. David Gilkey/NPR hide caption

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For Ailing Vets In Rural Areas, Telemedicine Can Be The Cure

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A woman holds the door for her daughter at the entrance to the Wales community center, where a meeting for local veterans turned into a gathering for many of the villagers in the tiny town. David Gilkey/NPR hide caption

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Searching For Veterans On Alaska's Remote Edges

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On June 5, 1944, Jake McNiece (right) led a group of paratroopers in World War II. After he shaved his head and painted his face before dropping behind German lines for D-Day, the look caught on with his men. U.S. Military hide caption

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Jake McNiece, WWII Hero And Self-Described 'Troublemaker'

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Paratrooper William John McLean II died on his son's second birthday. William McLean III is now 70. Courtesy of William McLean III hide caption

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'Orphaned' By World War II, Children Salute Fallen Fathers

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A man interviews for a job in Detroit. The unemployment rate for black Americans in Michigan was 18.7 percent in 2012, more that twice the rate for whites in the state. Paul Sancya/AP hide caption

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Job Searching While Black: What's Behind The Unemployment Gap?

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Actress Marla Gibbs (as maid Florence Johnston) and actor Sherman Hemsley (as her boss, George Jefferson), appear in an episode of The Jeffersons. CBS/Landov hide caption

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History Makes Hiring Household Help A Complex Choice

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Elysha O'Brien and her husband, Michael, with their sons. Elysha never learned Spanish but is determined that her children will. Courtesy of the O'Brien family hide caption

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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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ATF Special Agent Charles Houser runs the National Tracing Center in Martinsburg, W.Va. Melissa Block/NPR hide caption

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The Low-Tech Way Guns Get Traced

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Outgoing acting Internal Revenue Service Commissioner Steve Miller (right) and Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration J. Russell George are sworn before a full House Ways and Means Committee hearing Friday. Nicholas Kamm/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Nonconservative Groups Say IRS Scrutinized Them, Too

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Amy Goyer moved back to Phoenix to look after her father, Robert, when he began to show signs of Alzheimer's. He is just one of 5 million Americans living with the disease. Sarah Brodzinski hide caption

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Alzheimer's Cases Rise, But Hope Remains

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"We're going to keep prices as fair as we possibly can," says Bob Viden of Bob's Little Sport Shop in southern New Jersey. Marianne McCune/ NPR hide caption

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Demand For Ammunition Is Up. Why Aren't Prices?

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