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Rapid building in Istanbul is remaking the city, and activists are seeking to preserve historic places. The Haydarpasa train station, which dates to the 19th century, is closing for renovations. But longtime station workers suspect the city will convert the station into a luxury hotel or other commercial property. Peter Kenyon/NPR hide caption

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Middle East

In Booming Istanbul, A Clash Between Old And New

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In Booming Istanbul, A Clash Between Old And New

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Controlling dust from activities like this was on the minds of those in the Department of Labor in the 1930s, as silicosis, a lung disease, was taking a toll on American workers. Above, a worker jackhammers into rock in Lassen National Forest in California in 1934, preparing to shoot explosives. U.S. Forest Service/Oregon State University Libraries hide caption

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Science

New Silica Rules Languish In Regulatory Black Hole

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New Silica Rules Languish In Regulatory Black Hole

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The town of Nitro has its beginnings in 1917, when the U.S. government created it as a place to locate a munitions plant. Jeff Brady/NPR hide caption

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National

Monsanto Accused In Suit Tied To Agent Orange

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Monsanto Accused In Suit Tied To Agent Orange

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Millions of dollars have been spent on television ads during this campaign cycle. Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images hide caption

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Money & Politics

Romney Leads Gingrich In Money; Obama Bests Both

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Romney Leads Gingrich In Money; Obama Bests Both

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Taken during a 1997 tour of one of Saddam Hussein's palaces, this photo shows a giant falcon made from Italian marble. Jassim Mohammed/AP hide caption

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Tina Brown's Must-Reads

Tina Brown's Must-Reads: Dictators

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Tina Brown's Must-Reads: Dictators

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Ahead of signing day, wide receiver Dorial Green-Beckham of Springfield, Mo., was the highest-ranking recruit who had yet to announce his college choice. Here, he visits a basketball game at the University of Missouri. L.G. Patterson/AP hide caption

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Sweetness And Light

Signing Day: Like Christmas For College Sports

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Signing Day: Like Christmas For College Sports

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The 1948 London Olympics were held when the city, recovering from World War II, was dotted with rubble from Nazi bombardment. AP hide caption

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London 2012: The Summer Olympics

Grumbling, Excitement Build For London Olympics

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Grumbling, Excitement Build For London Olympics

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