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A Metro Light Rail train rolls by the Devine Legacy apartment building along Central Avenue in Phoenix. The energy-efficient complex includes 65 "urban style" apartments. Courtesy of Mica Thomas Mulloy hide caption

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Cities Project

Scorching Phoenix Plans For An Even Hotter Future

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Scorching Phoenix Plans For An Even Hotter Future

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House Budget Committee Chairman Paul Ryan, R-Wis., shakes hands with Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke at the close of the committee's hearing on the state of the economy in February 2011. J. Scott Applewhite/AP hide caption

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It's All Politics

Ryan's Mission For Fed: Focus On Prices, Not Unemployment

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Ryan's Mission For Fed: Focus On Prices, Not Unemployment

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A worker on a newly constructed transmission tower near Buetzow, Germany, earlier this month. The German government plans to shut down nuclear power plants and is seeking to replace that production with power from renewable energy sources, especially wind turbines and solar parks. New power transmission lines will be needed. Sean Gallup/Getty Images hide caption

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Europe

Germans Confront The Costs Of A Nuclear-Free Future

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Germans Confront The Costs Of A Nuclear-Free Future

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Florida Museum of Natural History researchers at work on the record-long Burmese python. University of Florida hide caption

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University of Florida

Florida's Biggest Python So Far Measured 17 Feet, 7 Inches; Had 87 Eggs

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Palestinians order food at a coffee shop in the West Bank city of Ramallah on Sunday. Tara Todras-Whitehill/Tara Todras-Whitehill for NPR hide caption

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The Salt

Sneaking A Bite During Ramadan's Long, Hot Days

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Sneaking A Bite During Ramadan's Long, Hot Days

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The current radar-based air traffic control system (shown here) will eventually be replaced with a new system called NextGen, which will rely on GPS. A number of computer security experts are concerned that NextGen is insecure and vulnerable to hackers. John Moore/Getty Images hide caption

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All Tech Considered

Could The New Air Traffic Control System Be Hacked?

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Could The New Air Traffic Control System Be Hacked?

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Julie Delpy stars in 2 Days in New York, which she also directed, produced and co-wrote. Jojo Whilden/Magnolia Pictures hide caption

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Movie Interviews

Julie Delpy, Keeping It Real In '2 Days In New York'

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Julie Delpy, Keeping It Real In '2 Days In New York'

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