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The Chickasaw National Recreation Area used to be called Platt National Park until 1976, when it lost its status as a national park. NPS Cultural Landscapes/Flickr hide caption

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National Park Service Centennial

In Oklahoma, A National Park That Got Demoted

National parks are a big source of local pride, but about half the U.S. states don't have one. Oklahoma is among the park-less, but it wasn't always that way.

Jesse Murillo (top right) and Megan Newman (bottom) opened the Out West RV park, nestled between Midland and Odessa, as a long-term investment. Since opening the park, the couple have been living in an RV as they build their own home. Ilana Panich-Linsman for NPR hide caption

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Texas Town's Fortunes Rise And Fall With Pump Jacks And Oil Prices

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Lisbon The Walkmen
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Sweka [Instrumental] [Instrumental] The Very Best

Christian Choe, Zach Rosenthal, and Maria Filsinger Interrante, who call themselves Team Lyseia, strategize about experiments to test their new antibiotics. Linda A. Cicero/Stanford News /Courtesy of Stanford University hide caption

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Young Inventors Work On Secret Proteins To Thwart Antibiotic-Resistant Bacteria

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Digging Holes Icarus Himself
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Black Blizzard/Red Umbrella The Octopus Project

Nurse specialist Annelie Nilsson checks on patient Janet Prochazka during her stay at the Zuckerberg San Francisco General Hospital, after Prochazka took a bad fall in March. Heidi de Marco/Kaiser Health News hide caption

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Hospital Units Tailored To Older Patients Can Help Prevent Decline

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Passengers wait at Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport after a computer systems failure on Monday caused Delta to delay or cancel hundreds of flights. Branden Camp/AP hide caption

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Why The Airline Industry Could Keep Suffering System Failures Like Delta's

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In Oklahoma, A National Park That Got Demoted

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Tom's Good Years
Git' It The Phil Spector Wall of Sound Orchestra

Jason Pryor of the United States (right) in action against Benjamin Steffen of Switzerland during the Men's Epee at the Summer Olympics. Dean Mouhtaropoulos/Getty Images hide caption

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After Years Of Sweat, Fencer Jason Pryor Makes His Olympic Debut

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Look (feat. M. Takara & Marcelo Cabral) DJ Mako
Pop Guiana Strobo
I Love Lucy Glen Soulis
The Hardest Button to Button The White Stripes
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