The fifth-graders from L.A.'s Pico Union neighborhood, who rarely get to spend time in nature, say it was the best field trip ever. Mandalit del Barco/NPR hide caption

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A New Destination For Kayakers: The L.A. River?

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New York City, The Night Before The Storm

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These American Lives: The Reality Behind The Hype

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Yemen's Capital: A City Of Chaos

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About a week after the opening ceremony of the 1996 Summer Games in Atlanta, a bomb went off in Centennial Park. Two died and more than 100 were injured, but the games went on. Pedro Ugarte/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Olympic Triumph Amid Tragedy At 1996 Games

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Covering The Ongoing Struggle In Libya

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Migrants ride on top of a northern bound train toward the U.S.-Mexico border in Oaxaca, southern Mexico, in March. Migrants crossing Mexico to get to the U.S. have increasingly become targets of criminal gangs who kidnap them to obtain ransom money. Eduardo Verdugo/AP hide caption

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Fear, God And Family Pervade Migrants' Journey

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Tripoli's Lone Chinese Restaurant Still Delivers

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A Young Hitchhiker's Guide To The Road: Smile

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A Saudi woman crosses in front of several automobiles in a marketplace on Sept. 16, 1990, in Dammam. Women in Saudi Arabia are not allowed to drive, have little say in matters of marriage and divorce, and cannot travel without a letter of permission from their male guardian. David Longstreath/AP hide caption

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In A Land Of Few Rights, Saudi Women Fight To Vote

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The last time NPR's Eric Westervelt saw backpacker Billy Six, he was at Benghazi's port trying to catch a boat ride to the besieged city of Misurata. Nasser Nasser/AP hide caption

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Backpacking Through The Revolutions Of North Africa

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