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Among the creatures that survived the trans-Pacific trek aboard the Japanese dock was this sea star, which was found inside the float. Jessica Miller/flickr hide caption

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Is Japanese Dock A Noah's Ark Or A Trojan Horse?

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The 1972 flood in Rapid City, S.D., killed 238 people and destroyed more than 1,300 homes. The city responded by establishing a no-build zone in the flood plain. Other cities across the country adopted similar policies after the disaster. Courtesy of Minnelusa Historical Association, Journey Museum hide caption

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40 Years After Killer Flood, A Reshaped City Reflects

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Srinivas Konanki and his wife own a small laboratory device company near Boston. Concerns about the economy have left them wary of hiring new employees. Chris Arnold/NPR hide caption

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As Economic Headwinds Pick Up, Employers Lie Low

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The crew of Shindigs sets up shop in a parking lot in Birmingham. Debbie Elliott/NPR hide caption

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Food Truck Cookbook Tracks Best Meals Served On Wheels

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Anti-government protesters in the northern Syrian village of Hass protest on Thursday following the deaths of dozens of civilians a day earlier in the village of Mazraat al-Qubair. The banner reads, "The al-Qubair massacre challenges the world's humanity." Edlib News Network/AP hide caption

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In A Syrian Village, Evidence Of A Slaughter

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A Mexican federal policeman guards the area where dozens of bodies, some of them mutilated, were found on a highway outside the northern Mexican city of Monterrey on May 13. The murders were one of the latest episodes in Mexico's brutal and unrelenting drug war. Christian Palma/AP hide caption

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Mexicans Want New Approach To Bloody Drug War

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