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The Town That Hanged An Elephant Is Now Working To Save Them

A team of high school students in Tennessee researched the century-old story of "Murderous Mary" and found a town eager for redemption. Their podcast is a winner in NPR's Student Podcast Challenge.

Jerry Castillo prepares a steel pipe at the Borusan Mannesmann Pipe manufacturing facility Tuesday, June 5, 2018, in Baytown, Texas. The company is seeking a waiver from the steel tariff to import tubing and casing. David J. Phillip/AP hide caption

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Tariff Waivers Let U.S. Government Pick Winners And Losers

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The characters in The Big Bang Theory were "outliers" who formed a "surrogate family," says show co-creator Chuck Lorre. Above, Simon Helberg, left, Johnny Galecki, Kaley Cuoco, Jim Parsons and Kunal Nayyar. Monty Brinton/CBS ©2007 CBS Broadcasting Inc. hide caption

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After 12 Seasons, 'Big Bang' Writers Bid Farewell To Their 'Surrogate Family'

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Studies have shown that the levels of THC, the main psychoactive compound in pot, rose dramatically in the U.S. from 1995 to 2017. David McNew/Getty Images hide caption

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Highly Potent Weed Has Swept The Market, Raising Concerns About Health Risks

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The Town That Hanged An Elephant Is Now Working To Save Them

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