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Hurricane Maria left people in Puerto Rico without electricity. A major power outage on Wednesday resulted in another island-wide blackout which the Puerto Rico Electric Power Authority has been working to fix. Ramon Espinosa/AP hide caption

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Puerto Rico Restores Electricity After This Week's Power Outage

Wednesday's outage was the first island-wide blackout since Hurricane Maria destroyed infrastructure in September. But thousands who lost power during the storm remain without it.

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'He Wants To Be Remembered': Tiny Desk Contestant Finds His Voice While Fighting ALS

Bernie Dalton had a dream to make music, but when he was diagnosed with Lou Gehrig's disease, he was even more determined.

'He Wants To Be Remembered': Tiny Desk Contestant Finds His Voice While Fighting ALS

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Former FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe, seen during a Senate intelligence committee hearing in May 2017, has launched a legal defense fund to help cover the costs associated with congressional investigations, the U.S. Attorney's Office and potential litigation. Alex Wong/Getty Images hide caption

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Former Deputy FBI Director McCabe Launches Legal Defense Fund

Andrew McCabe's attorney says he needs help paying for the costs associated with potentially defending himself in court — and possibly suing Donald Trump.

The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau is levying a $1 billion fine against Wells Fargo in punishment for the banking giant's actions in its mortgage and auto loan businesses. Spencer Platt/Getty Images hide caption

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Wells Fargo Hit With $1 Billion In Fines Over Home And Auto Loan Abuses

Some consumers were charged too much to extend the lock on their mortgage interest rates. Wells Fargo's mandatory insurance program also added unneeded costs and fees into borrowers' auto loans.

West Delta 105 E is an oil-producing platform located a dozen miles off the Louisiana coast in the Gulf of Mexico. A 2014 explosion on the lower deck killed Jerrel "Bubba" Hancock. Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement hide caption

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8 Years After Deepwater Horizon Explosion, Is Another Disaster Waiting To Happen?

The Center for Public Integrity

Eight years after the deadly Deepwater Horizon explosion, a safety watchdog aims to prevent another disaster. But it faces multiple challenges, and a shift in focus under the Trump administration.

8 Years After Deepwater Horizon Explosion, Is Another Disaster Waiting To Happen?

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Catherine Fitzgerald, the author's mother, spent four nights in a hospital after falling in her home. But Medicare refused to pay for her rehab care, claiming she had only been an inpatient for one night. Alison Kodjak/NPR hide caption

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How Medicare's Conflicting Hospitalization Rules Cost Me Thousands Of Dollars

NPR correspondent Alison Kodjak's mom was admitted to the hospital for four nights after a fall. Because the hospital said she was an outpatient, Medicare wouldn't pay for her rehabilitative care.

Kimbra's Primal Heart is one of our picks for the most essential albums out on April 20. Micaiah Carter/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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New Music Friday: Kimbra, DRINKS, Old Crow Medicine Show

This week's quick run through some of the best new albums.

New Music Friday: April 20

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Tim Ma prepares a duck confit salad at his restaurant, Kyirisan, in Washington, D.C. Ma says being mindful about reducing food waste is an integral part of his philosophy in the kitchen — not just for environmental reasons but also for profitability. Becky Harlan/NPR hide caption

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For One Fine-Dining Chef, Cutting Food Waste Saves The Planet And The Bottom Line

After nearly going bankrupt, chef Tim Ma cut costs by cooking creatively with every last bit of ingredients. Some dishes born of frugality have become favorites at his acclaimed D.C. restaurant.

Ralph Gagliardo was incarcerated for much of his daughter, Abby's, childhood. At StoryCorps, they talk about their relationship while he was in prison and after he returned home. Daniel Sitts/StoryCorps hide caption

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'We Came A Long Way': After Prison, A New Chance For A Dad And His Daughter

For much of her childhood, Abby Gagliardo's dad, Ralph, was in and out of prison. But Abby, now 17, never understood why — and she was hostile toward him when he finally returned home five years ago.

'We Came A Long Way': After Prison, A New Chance For A Dad And His Daughter

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James Comey Memos: Trump Acknowledged Flynn Had 'Judgment Issues'

The Justice Department has sent Congress redacted, unclassified copies of some of the memos drafted by then-FBI Director James Comey recounting his meetings with President Trump.

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