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Orthotic Brace Takes Soldiers From Limping To Leaping

An injured leg can cause so much pain that some wounded veterans consider amputation. A brace invented at an Army medical center in Texas is getting them up and running again.

A boy on his bike, with a U.S. Stryker following behind, in the Panjwai district center in southern Afghanistan. For years, this area was one of the most dangerous places in Afghanistan. But it is now considered safe as Afghans prepare to vote in a presidential election Saturday. David Gilkey/NPR hide caption

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In A Former Afghan Hot Spot, The Taliban Are Subdued For Now

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T.W. Shannon speaks before a joint session of the Oklahoma House and Senate in Oklahoma City on Feb. 3. Sue Ogrocki/AP hide caption

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A Rising GOP Star In Oklahoma Aims For The U.S. Senate

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Chevy Cobalts on the assembly line in Ohio in 2008. Documents show General Motors was aware of problems with the car's ignition switch years before, but failed to act. Ron Schwane/AP hide caption

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The Long Road To GM's Ignition Switch Recall

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Soldiers participate in physical therapy while using a prosthetic brace called the Intrepid Dynamic Exoskeletal Orthosis (IDEO), which allows them to use and strengthen severely injured legs. John Moore/Getty Images hide caption

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Orthotic Brace Takes Soldiers From Limping To Leaping

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According to a new report, unless more is done to combat climate change, extreme weather like the drought now gripping California will only grow more common. Marcio Jose Sanchez/AP hide caption

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Is The Latest Climate Report Too Much Of A Downer?

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