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National

Hail, Hail! 'Taxi Of Tomorrow' Arrives In NYC

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Hail, Hail! 'Taxi Of Tomorrow' Arrives In NYC

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This NASA map shows the size of aerosol particles in the atmosphere. Green areas indicate larger, more naturally occurring particles like dust. Red areas indicate smaller aerosol particles, which can come from fossil fuels and fires. Yellow areas indicate a mix of large and small particles. NASA Earth Observations hide caption

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NASA Earth Observations

Environment

Pollution Playing A Major Role In Sea Temperatures

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Pollution Playing A Major Role In Sea Temperatures

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Members of the Italian metalworkers trade union Fiom-CGIL march during a protest in Rome on March 9. Thousands of trade unionists protested on a day of strikes against auto giant Fiat and the government's plans to overhaul labor laws to make it easier to fire workers. Filippo Monteforte/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Europe

Italian Law Pits Older Workers Against Younger Ones

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Italian Law Pits Older Workers Against Younger Ones

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The face you may remember: Fred Savage cuddles up with a puppy on The Wonder Years, in a photo from December 1989. ABC Photo Archives/Getty Images hide caption

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Fred Savage: A Child Star Makes Good, With Less Than Wholesome Comedies

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Rachel Veitch showing of her beloved Chariot in a 2007 video produced by GrowingBolder.com. GrowingBolder.com hide caption

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After 567,000 Miles And 48 Years, Florida Woman Parks Her 'Chariot'

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Doctors, don't order that CT scan when a less-expensive ultrasound would work just as well, the Choosing Wisely campaign advises. Catherine Yeulet/iStockphoto.com hide caption

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Shots - Health News

Doctors Urge Their Colleagues To Quit Doing Worthless Tests

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Doctors Urge Their Colleagues To Quit Doing Worthless Tests

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Kaniehtakeron Martin's work site at 54th Street and 8th Avenue in Manhattan, which will someday be an office building. Stephen Nessen for NPR hide caption

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National

Fewer Tribal Ironworkers Reaching For The Sky

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Fewer Tribal Ironworkers Reaching For The Sky

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Afghan miners in a makeshift emerald mine in the Panjshir Valley in 2010. Reports suggest that Afghanistan is sitting on significant deposits of oil, gas, copper, iron, gold and coal, as well as a range of precious gems like emeralds and rubies. Currently these minerals are largely untapped and are still being mapped. Majid Saeedi/Getty Images hide caption

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The Impact of War

Dreams Of A Mining Future On Hold In Afghanistan

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Dreams Of A Mining Future On Hold In Afghanistan

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A Hispanic woman walks down a street in Union City, N.J. In a new study, the Pew Hispanic Center asked Hispanic-Americans how they identify themselves. Spencer Platt/Getty Images hide caption

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Race

Data Reveal Complex Picture Of Hispanic-Americans

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Data Reveal Complex Picture Of Hispanic-Americans

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