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Honda's CNG Civic is the only natural gas-fueled sedan currently available in the United States. With so few CNG passenger cars on the road, pumping stations are few and far between. Tracy Samilton for NPR hide caption

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States Ask Detroit: 'Build Us A Natural Gas Car, Please'

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In one part of the BLS offices, a supervisor rings this bell to let employees know that it is officially 8:30 AM. Bureau of Labor Statistics hide caption

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Keeping The Biggest Secret In The U.S. Economy

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Who's The Happiest? Researchers studied photos of Olympic medalists to learn who is the happiest. Here, bronze medalist Aliya Mustafina of Russia, gold medalist Gabby Douglas of the U.S., and silver medalist Victoria Komova of Russia pose after the all-around gymnastics final. Julian Finney/Getty Images hide caption

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Would You Rather Win Silver Or Bronze? (Be Careful What You Wish For)

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Members of the Free Syrian Army are seen in a neighborhood of Damascus, Syria on June 28. Several huge suicide bombings this year suggest al-Qaida or other extremists are joining the battle against President Bashar Assad's regime. AP hide caption

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U.S. Sees Signs Of Al-Qaida Arm In Syria

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NASA engineer Adam Steltzner led the team that designed a crazy new approach to landing on Mars. Rachael Porter for NPR hide caption

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Crazy Smart: When A Rocker Designs A Mars Lander

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