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Rural Trump Voters Embrace The Sacrifices That Come With Support

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There are 59,000 structurally deficient bridges around the country. Spencer Platt/Getty Images hide caption

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Engineers Say Tax Increase Needed To Save Failing U.S. Infrastructure

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Water released so far by emergency spillways at Oroville Dam in Northern California washed away roadways, eroded the landscape and flooded communities downstream. Josh Edelson/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Signs Of Hope At Oroville Dam, After Overflow Sparked Large Evacuation Sunday

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A road repair blocks traffic in Springfield, Ill. as Congress tries to decide how to pay for President Trump's ambitious spending plan to rebuild roads, bridges, railroads and airports. Seth Perlman/AP hide caption

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Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel speaks with members of the media after meeting with President-elect Donald Trump at Trump Tower in New York on Wednesday. Andrew Harnik/AP hide caption

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From Immigration To Infrastructure, Big-City Mayors Draw Up Wish List For Trump

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San Francisco Bay area voters recently approved a sales tax increase to upgrade the aging BART system. Ben Margot/AP hide caption

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Voters Backed Transit Funds. Will Congress OK Trump Infrastructure Plan?

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An image of President-elect Donald Trump appears Wednesday on a television screen on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange. Business leaders are taking a wait-and-see approach to his administration. Richard Drew/AP hide caption

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In Economy As In Business, Trumponomics May Mean Building Big Things

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A worker uses a blowtorch on an interchange bridge in Englewood, Colo., on Aug. 25. Construction workers for infrastructure projects around the country are in short supply. Seth McConnell/Denver Post via Getty Images hide caption

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Agreeing On More Money For Roads, Bridges May Be Easier Than Finding Workers

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Pleasure boats are docked along the Erie Canal in Fairport, N.Y. Some are asking whether the canal is worth subsidizing now that it's no longer a major commercial waterway. Hansi Lo Wang/NPR hide caption

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A Piece Of The Past, A Price In The Present: Paying For The Erie Canal

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Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton delivered competing economic speeches this week. Mary Altaffer and Chuck Burton/AP hide caption

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How Did Trump's And Clinton's Economic Policy Speeches Compare?

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Two SEPTA Silverliner V trains, the newest railcars in the SEPTA fleet, wait in a Philadelphia train station in 2014. All Silverliner V cars have been pulled from service for repairs to significant structural problems. Gregory Adams/Moment Editorial/Getty Images hide caption

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Flint, Mich., resident Jacqueline Pemberton holds her granddaughter at a press conference announcing a lawsuit against government officials in November. Pemberton is one of six plaintiffs claiming that officials violated constitutional rights by providing lead-tainted water to residents. Jake May/mlive.com/Landov hide caption

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Lead Poisoning In Michigan Highlights Aging Water Systems Nationwide

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The 1,300-page transportation bill is designed to free up highway bottlenecks, increase the number of buses and ferries, enhance high-tech information sharing to reduce congestion and fill a lot of potholes. Carlos Osorio/AP hide caption

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Reinventing Infrastructure: How Hard Is It?

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People paddle past a flooded house as water that breached dams upstream continues to reach the eastern part of the state on October 8, 2015 in Andrews, S.C. Many dams in the state — and across the country — are in need of repair. Joe Raedle/Getty Images hide caption

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High-profile events like bridge collapses or road sinkholes (like this one in Maryland in 2010) could make you think America's roads are crumbling. That's not quite true. Logan Mock-Bunting/Getty Images hide caption

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Brazil spent billions renovating and building World Cup stadiums. Almost a year after the tournament ended, the nation is still trying to figure out what to do with them. The Mane Garrincha Stadium in Brasilia, Brazil (shown here in April 2014), was the most expensive of the stadiums — at a cost of $550 million — and is now being used as a bus parking lot. Eraldo Peres/AP hide caption

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Brazil's World Cup Legacy Includes $550M Stadium-Turned-Parking Lot

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Chinese President Xi Jinping, center, and Asian leaders approved an agreement on the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank in Beijing in Oct., 2014. European countries are beginning to sign up too. Takaki Yajima/AP hide caption

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Bertha, The Giant Borer That Broke, May Be Sinking Seattle's Downtown

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