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This view of Tropical Storm Harvey flooding in Houston on Tuesday shows why even the storm-hardy Waffle House had to close two of its restaurants in the city. David J. Phillip/AP hide caption

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Uber Must Find A New CEO After Travis Kalanick Resigns

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A "help wanted" sign hangs in a storefront window in Miami last month. The Bureau of Labor Statistics says nonfarm payrolls increased by 98,000 in March, far below analysts' expectations. Joe Raedle/Getty Images hide caption

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Firearms salesman Nathan Williams at the Outdoorsman gun shop in Santa Fe, N.M., on Jan. 5. Since Donald Trump's election, background checks have fallen three straight months from year-ago levels. Morgan Lee/AP hide caption

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'Democrats Are Good For Gun Sales': Guess What Happened After Trump's Election

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A refinery in Anacortes, Wash. In 2016, voters in Washington state rejected an initiative that would have taxed carbon emissions from fossil fuels such as coal and gasoline. Ted S. Warren/AP hide caption

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What 2017 Holds For Technology News

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Otto developed technology to allow big-rig trucks to drive themselves. Uber, another transportation company working on self-driving technology, acquired Otto in August. Tony Avelar/AP hide caption

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For The Long Haul, Self-Driving Trucks May Pave The Way Before Cars

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Kids bike on Selma Road in Springfield, Ohio. "Springfield is a rather typical small city that has grown poorer over the years," former mayor Roger Baker says. Maddie McGarvey for NPR hide caption

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Springfield, Ohio: A Shrinking City Faces A Tough Economic Future

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John Holland, No. 10 of the D-League's Canton Charge, looks to pass the ball against the Sioux Falls Skyforce at Canton Memorial Civic Center on Jan. 23, in Canton, Ohio. The 19 teams of the D-League — the NBA's development league — crisscross the country in a grueling, 50-game season. Matt Durisko/NBAE/Getty Images hide caption

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In Basketball's D-League, Player Takes Long Shot At NBA Dream

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For John Holland, Breaking Into The NBA Came Down To One Shot

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Courtside Seat For Basketball Games Helps Ohio Woman Fight Cancer

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