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The building at 120 East 81st Street is among those converting from an oil- to natural-gas-burning furnace. Jeff Brady/NPR hide caption

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How Fracking In Pennsylvania Helps Clear The Air In New York

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Renee Montagne and Jim Wildman in Bamiyan, Afghanistan, in photos they took of each other. In the background is the space where the giant Buddhas were located before the Taliban blasted them out. Courtesy of Jim Wildman/NPR hide caption

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Reflections On A Bond Forged Through Storytelling

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K-Mart was one of the chains deciding to open early this Thanksgiving Day. Jan Somma-Hammel/Staten Island Advance /Landov hide caption

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Retailers Hope 'Gray Thursday' Boosts Bottom Line

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Dee Faught tests a robotic arm installed on his wheelchair in September. Commercially produced robotic arms can cost tens of thousands of dollars, but three Rice engineering students built one for Dee for about $800. Eric Kayne for NPR hide caption

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'The Coolest Thing Ever': How A Robotic Arm Changed 4 Lives

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To make a flaky pie crust, start by measuring out 12 ounces (by weight) flour, 8 ounces firm butter and 4 ounces ice water. Keeping it cool is key. Phil Mansfield/CIA hide caption

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Easy As Pie: Master The Art Of The Perfect Crust

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A player for Havana's Industriales baseball team winds up to throw a ball during a training session in Havana on Sept. 27. Cuba recently lifted a ban on its athletes' signing contracts to play overseas professionally. Ramon Espinosa/AP hide caption

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After 50 Years, Cuba Says Its Baseball Players Can Go Abroad

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