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Some On Staten Island Opt For Buyout Of 'Houses That Don't Belong'

As part of the ongoing recovery from Hurricane Sandy, New York's plan is to buy and demolish hundreds of homes on Staten and Long islands and let nature return as a barrier to future storm surges.

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Some On Staten Island Opt For Buyout Of 'Houses That Don't Belong'

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How NASA's New Spaceships Stack Up

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Scientist IDs Bodies Of Migrants, Helping Families Find Closure

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The Song That Never Ends: Why Earth, Wind & Fire's 'September' Sustains

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