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Pipes for TransCanada's planned Keystone XL pipeline are stored in Gascoyne, N.D. The U.S. House has voted to approve the proposed project, which would allow crude oil to flow from Canada to the Gulf of Mexico. The Senate plans to vote Tuesday on legislation that would greenlight the project. Andrew Cullen/Reuters/Landov hide caption

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What You Need To Know About The Keystone XL Oil Pipeline

The long-delayed project is a jobs generator to some and an ecological disaster to others. Ahead of a key Senate vote, we revisit what the Keystone XL pipeline would do and why it's so contentious.

Pipes for TransCanada's planned Keystone XL pipeline are stored in Gascoyne, N.D. The U.S. House has voted to approve the proposed project, which would allow crude oil to flow from Canada to the Gulf of Mexico. The Senate plans to vote Tuesday on legislation that would greenlight the project. Andrew Cullen/Reuters/Landov hide caption

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What You Need To Know About The Keystone XL Oil Pipeline

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Runnin' Visioneers
Fanshawe El Ten Eleven

Sizwe Nzima, right, and one of his six employees deliver medicines to patients in a Cape Town neighborhood. Anders Kelto for NPR hide caption

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The Guy Who Delivers HIV Medicine On His Bicycle

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Hairy Arms Ryan Miller
Music Slow Magic
My Burr Minotaur Shock
Nica's Dream Wes Montgomery

Gary Wilmes, James Stanley and Pete Simpson star in Young Jean Lee's Straight White Men. Julieta Cervantes hide caption

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Julieta Cervantes

In 'Straight White Men,' A Play Explores The Reality Of Privilege

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Wide Eyes Local Natives
Brown Oxford Archie Pelago
Hyperion Tom Barfod
Jiinti Mocky

A tangle of protein (green) in this scanning electron micrograph of a brain cell of an Alzheimer's patient lies within the cytoplasm (blue) of the cell. The tangle consists of clumps of a toxic form of tau. Thomas J. Deerinck/Corbis hide caption

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Toxic Tau Of Alzheimer's May Offer A Path To Treatment

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Your Hand in Mine Explosions in the Sky
Bashful Kwes.
Deia - Electromana
Cineramascope Galactic feat. Trombone Shorty and Corey Henry

Second-grade teacher Amanda Siepiola reads with Cornelia Blixt and Isabelle Posner-Brown. Gabrielle Emanuel/NPR hide caption

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Channeling Springsteen: Teachers As Performers

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