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Aging Dams Across The U.S. Pose Catastrophic Risks

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The Federal Aviation Administration's emergency air worthiness directive orders inspections of older Boeing 737 Classic and Next Generation planes that have been in storage because of reduced demand during the COVID-19 pandemic. Ted S. Warren/AP hide caption

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Airlines Are Bracing For Potential Layoffs As Federal Payroll Aid To Expire Soon

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A Boeing 737 Max aircraft lands following a FAA re-certification flight on June 29, 2020 in Seattle, Wash. The 737 MAX has been grounded for commercial flights since March 2019 following two crashes. Stephen Brashear/Getty Images hide caption

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As passenger demand slumped because of the coronavirus pandemic, Delta parked dozens of unneeded jets at the Birmingham-Shuttlesworth International Airport in Alabama in May. Russell Lewis/NPR hide caption

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United Airlines planes at Newark Liberty International Airport in Newark, N.J. Company executives call the COVID-19 pandemic the worst crisis in the airline's history. Seth Wenig/AP hide caption

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Airlines tired of largely empty flights because of coronavirus fears want to fill planes — and the federal government isn't stopping them — now that more travelers are venturing out. Justin Sullivan/Getty Images hide caption

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DOT Inspector General's Report Says Boeing Misled FAA

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Airlines Are Getting Help From The TSA To Reassure Travelers That It's Safe To Fly

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A Boeing 737 Max heads to a landing past grounded 737 Max aircraft at Boeing Field following a test flight Monday in Seattle. The jet took off from Boeing Field earlier in the day, the start of three days of re-certification test flights that mark a step toward returning the aircraft to passenger service. Elaine Thompson/AP hide caption

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Federal Aviation Administration administrator Stephen Dickson testifies during a hearing of the Senate Commerce, Science, and Transportation Committee on Capitol Hill on Wednesday. Brendan Smialowski/AP hide caption

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Senators Rip FAA Over Failure To Turn Over 737 Max Documents

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Senate Examines FAA's Certification Of Boeing's Troubled 737 Max Airplane

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Protesters in Minneapolis called for the removal of police union leader Bob Kroll on Friday. David Schaper/NPR hide caption

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Calls For Reform Put Minneapolis Police Union Leader In Hot Seat

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Protesters Cite Discrimination In Call For Minneapolis Police Union Head To Step Down

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Protesters hold signs outside the Hennepin county Government Center in Minneapolis, Minn., on Thursday. Kerem Yucel/AFP via Getty Images hide caption

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