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As Dunes Disappear, Fiber Rolls Protect Cape Cod Homes From Coastal Erosion

Beachfront homeowner Laura Wing in Sandwich, Mass., says the sand in front of her house is eroding away. Her best option is to create man-made dunes by installing huge fiber rolls along the shore.

Golden Satin Tim Shiel
The Getaway Miami Nights 1984

A Wisconsin combat veteran was driving down the highway in February when he suddenly found his name, license plate number and mental health information broadcast on the radio, on television and posted on electronic billboards across the state as part of a "Green Alert." A new Wisconsin law allows authorities to put that information out the same way an AMBER Alert publicizes missing children. Quil Lawrence/NPR hide caption

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Balancing Safety And Privacy When A Veteran Goes Missing

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Youth The Midnight
Past 2 Zémaria

People walk past a branch of Bank of America in New York City in 2015. The bank announced Tuesday that it's raising its minimum wage to $20 an hour by 2021. Mark Lennihan/AP hide caption

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Bank Of America Raising Its Minimum Wage To $20 An Hour

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Under the Sea

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Pittsburgh Restricts Use Of Assault-Style Weapons, Setting Up Court Fight

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Sky Host Perko
San Junipero (Saturday Night in the City of the Dead) Clint Mansell

Flo Filion Meiler, 84, during pole vault training last month. She mostly works out alone, but has a coach to help refine her technique in events like shot put and high jump. Lisa Rathke/AP hide caption

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Such Great Heights: 84-Year-Old Pole Vaulter Keeps Raising The Bar

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Nirost Lauer
Isolated AK & Sublab
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Everything FM-84
Good Night Berlin Abisko Lights
The Boys of Summer Don Henley

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White House Lawyers Discussed Trump Tax Returns With Treasury Department

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As Dunes Disappear, Fiber Rolls Protect Cape Cod Homes From Coastal Erosion

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Tokyo Timecop1983
Changes David Bowie
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