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It takes NPR multimedia producer Kainaz Amaria 30 minutes to commute to work in Washington, D.C. Sometimes it takes a little longer when light, movement and people converge into a sweet scene. Kainaz Amaria/NPR hide caption

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Dear Mr. President: Tell Obama Your Priority For His Second Term

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Coal miner Lee Hipshire in 1976, shortly after emerging from a mine in Logan County, W.Va. at the end of his shift. At age 36, he had worked 26 years underground. A few years later, Lee took early retirement because of pneumoconiosis, or black lung disease. He died at 57. Courtesy of Earl Dotter hide caption

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