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FEMA Director William Craig Fugate speaks to the media as U.S. Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano (left) and American Red Cross President and CEO Gail McGovern (right) listen after a meeting with President Obama at the White House earlier this month. Obama was briefed on the 2011 hurricane season. Alex Wong/Getty Images hide caption

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National

New Storms, Prior Disasters Burden FEMA's Budget

4 min

New Storms, Prior Disasters Burden FEMA's Budget

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Chinese explorer Zheng He sailed on diplomatic and business missions in the early 1400s, reaching as far as northeast Africa. This sculpture of Zheng He is on display in the Asian Reading Room at the Library of Congress in Washington, D.C. Maggie Starbard/NPR hide caption

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China: Beyond Borders

China's Rise: Quest To 'Hug The World'?

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China's Rise: Quest To 'Hug The World'?

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An assortment of energy drinks are offered at a drug store in Washington, D.C. Psychologists say they don't know enough about how caffeinated products like these affect teens and kids. Maggie Starbard/NPR hide caption

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Your Health

Think Twice Before Reaching For A Caffeine Boost

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Think Twice Before Reaching For A Caffeine Boost

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Mary Jane's soda is one of a handful of new herbal products aimed at chilling-out today's stressed-out consumer. Courtesy of Mary Jane's Relaxing Soda hide caption

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Your Health

Herbal 'Relaxation' Drinks Make Suspect Claims

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Herbal 'Relaxation' Drinks Make Suspect Claims

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Frontier Constabulary soldiers drill on the parade ground at Shabqadar Fort. Their traditions date back to the 1920s, when the British founded this force to patrol what was then part of India. Jim Wildman/NPR hide caption

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Asia

Pakistan, Militants In Deadly Border Fight

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Pakistan, Militants In Deadly Border Fight

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Playwright Edward Albee has won three Pulitzer Prizes, for Seascape, A Delicate Balance and Three Tall Women. Mary Altaffer/AP Images hide caption

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Playwright Albee Defends 'Gay Writer' Remarks

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