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United Airlines planes sit on the tarmac at San Francisco International Airport on July 8, grounded by a computer glitch. Some 3,500 United passengers around the world were delayed. Justin Sullivan/Getty Images hide caption

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United Airlines Faces Steep Ascent In Not-So-Friendly Skies

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United CEO And 2 Senior Executives Leave Airline Amid Probes

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United Airlines CEO Jeff Smisek Resigns Amid Federal Investigation

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Pew Poll: U.S. Catholics Accept Non-Traditional Families

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Ill. Gov. Removes Medicaid Coverage From Heroin Treatment Bill

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A view of Pearlington, Miss., 10 years after Hurricane Katrina. The East Pearl River and St. Tammany Parish in Louisiana are to the left. David Grunfeld/The Times-Picayune/Landov hide caption

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In Town Hard-Hit By Katrina, Buyouts Offer Opportunity — For Lucky Few

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Heroin Crisis Ups Demand For Treatment As Program Funding Is Cut

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Ten years ago, Hurricane Katrina made landfall near Pearlington, Miss., a tiny town on the border with Louisiana. A home currently under construction there adheres to new FEMA standards for elevation. David Schaper/NPR hide caption

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From The Eye Of The Hurricane To Near Oblivion: Katrina's Forgotten Town

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After Cold, Icy Winters, Lake Michigan Is Rising Rapidly

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Busy Travel Weekend Raises Concerns About Transportation Infrastructure

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Justice Department Investigates Airlines For Possible Price Collusion

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Funerals Begin At Emanuel AME Church For Bible Study Shooting Victims

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Bible Study Resumes At Emanuel AME Church 1 Week After Massacre

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S.C. Lawmakers Vote To Consider Removing Confederate Flag

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