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Since the water wheel began churning in May, it has removed 40 tons of trash from Baltimore's Inner Harbor. Clearwater Mills LLC hide caption

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Baltimore's Water Wheel Keeps On Turning, Pulling In Tons Of Trash

It looks like a cross between an old grain mill, a covered wagon and a spaceship: a giant, solar-powered wheel that sucks in bags, bottles and other detritus from Baltimore's Inner Harbor.

Fighters from the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria march in Raqaa, Syria, in a picture posted on Jan. 14. The group is believed to hold as much as $2 billion. AP hide caption

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How Much Does A Terrorist Attack Cost? A Lot Less Than You'd Think

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Since the water wheel began churning in May, it has removed 40 tons of trash from Baltimore's Inner Harbor. Clearwater Mills LLC hide caption

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Baltimore's Water Wheel Keeps On Turning, Pulling In Tons Of Trash

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A fisherman walks the streets of Mariel, on Cuba's northwest coast. In the distance, construction is underway on the Port of Mariel, where the government is creating a special free-trade zone. David Gilkey/NPR hide caption

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Cuba's Mariel Port: Once An Escape, Now A Window To The Future

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A cache of Percocet and other opiates seized by Oak Bluffs police in an arrest earlier this year. Courtesy of Oak Bluffs Police hide caption

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Trouble In Paradise: Opiate Use Spikes On Martha's Vineyard

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David Goodman and Stosh Cotler of Bend the Arc at the U.S. Capitol. Carrie Johnson/NPR hide caption

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Murdered Voting Advocate's Brother Wants Protections Back

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A woman wearing face protection walks across a street during a hazy day in Beijing on March 27. Worsening air pollution is fueling a slow exodus of expatriates from the Chinese capital. Petar Kujundzic/Reuters/Landov hide caption

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Beijing: From Hardship Post To Plum Assignment And Back Again

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Wisconsin's Traevon Jackson at practice for the 2014 NCAA men's college basketball tournament. Commentator Frank Deford says that, despite NCAA claims to the contrary, most college players are not typical students — "their job is to play a sport." Jae C. Hong/AP hide caption

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Deford: NCAA Says Amateurism Is Alive And Well, But The Jig Is Up

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