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Family members sit in the waiting room for the neonatal unit at Black Lion hospital. Amy Walters/NPR hide caption

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Reporter's Notebook: A Not-So-Grand Tour Of Ethiopia's Top Hospital

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American Apparel boasts that all of its products are made in the USA, primarily at its Los Angeles headquarters. Selling garments produced largely by machine, rather than by hand, has helped the company remain profitable. Mark Ralston/Getty Images hide caption

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Fast Fashion's Challenge: Making Money With 'Made In The USA'

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'Nordic Cool' Illuminates D.C.'s Kennedy Center

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Derrin Yellow Robe, 3, stands in his great-grandparents' backyard on the Crow Creek Reservation in South Dakota. He was taken off the reservation by South Dakota's Department of Social Services in July 2009 and spent a year and a half in foster care before being returned to his family. John Poole/NPR hide caption

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South Dakota Tribes Accuse State Of Violating Indian Welfare Act

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AeroVironment's Raven drone is used for military surveillance and can be launched by hand. Courtesy of AeroVironment Inc. hide caption

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This Defense Contractor Has A Green Side

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People stand on the beach to catch grunion during the annual grunion run at Cabrillo Beach in San Pedro, Calif., in 2009. Jae C. Hong/AP hide caption

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For A Silvery Calif. Fish, A Special Moonlit Night

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Motorcycle Fans Ride To Sturgis, S.D., For Rally

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Ian St. Pe of the band Black Lips performs at this year's Coachella festival in Indio, Calif. Like many of the artists on the bill, the band agreed not to book other shows in Southern California within months of the event. Michael Buckner/Getty Images hide caption

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Marooned In L.A. For A Week, Coachella Bands Make Do

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The Karnes County Civil Detention Center in Texas has outdoor spaces and other features meant to make immigrant detention less like prison. It will house mostly low-risk, nonviolent offenders. Laura Sullivan/NPR hide caption

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Trying To Make Immigrant Detention Less Like Prison

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Bravo's Latest Reality Show: 'Shahs Of Sunset'

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NPR's Amy Walters

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When Dwayne Stenstrom was 8 years old a state worker told him that he and his brother were going to a special camp for the summer. Instead, he spent 12 years in foster care.

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Native Survivors Of Foster Care Return Home

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Children at the Black Hills campus of the Children's Home Society head into the main building for lunch. The home caters to children with special needs, many of whom are Native American.

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Tribes Question Foster Group's Power And Influence

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