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(Top) A worker at Blue Creations prepares a pair of blue jeans for a crinkle effect known as "3-D whiskers." (Bottom) Employees at Blue Creations apply the destruction/distressing process to jeans by sanding, ripping and tearing them on molds. John Francis Peters for NPR hide caption

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American Made: The New Manufacturing Landscape

From Pocket Lining To Jeans, A Niche Means Survival In LA Fashion

The fashion industry in LA has been bleeding jobs for years. One bright spot has been high-end denim. Whereas $30 jeans are often made in China or Mexico, designer jeans are almost always made here.

(Top) A worker at Blue Creations prepares a pair of blue jeans for a crinkle effect known as "3-D whiskers." (Bottom) Employees at Blue Creations apply the destruction/distressing process to jeans by sanding, ripping and tearing them on molds. John Francis Peters for NPR hide caption

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From Pocket Lining To Jeans, A Niche Means Survival In LA Fashion

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Thad Wimberly, left, and Jonathan Berry inspect the damage to a field of peanuts following record rainfall and flooding in Branchville, SC., in October. Wimberly said he expects to lose 75 percent of his crop. Adam Beam/AP hide caption

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S.C. Farmers Burdened By Catastrophic Rainfall, Crop Losses

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Angels and Brotherly Love Saxon Shore

Calling relatives they hadn't spoken to since 2013: from left to right, Chol Lul Walou, approximately 60, called her daughter and son-in-law; Simon Lam Yiek, 33, called his brother; Nyanchan Maluol Mot, 19, called her sister. Giles Duley/Courtesy of ICRC hide caption

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They Haven't Spoken To Family In Years. Now They Get A 3-Minute Call

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Cocoa pods in Ivory Coast, one of the world's top producers of cocoa. Climate models suggest that West Africa, where much of the world's cocoa is grown, will get drier, which could affect supply. Issouf Sanogo/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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As Big Food Feels Threat Of Climate Change, Companies Speak Up

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Rand Paul campaigned with his father in Iowa ahead of the 2012 caucuses, where Ron Paul finished a strong third. His son has struggled to hold on to his father's supporters. Scott Olson/Getty Images hide caption

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Why Hasn't Rand Paul Inherited His Father's Success?

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Sebastiaan De Vos, right, the general manager of Vienna's Magdas Hotel, recruits refugees like 24-year-old Ehsan Amini, left, to work at the hotel. Amini, who works in the Magdas cafe, fled Afghanistan and arrived in Austria five years ago. He's one of 20 refugees staffing the hotel. Joanna Kakissis for NPR hide caption

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The New Hotel In Vienna, Run By Refugees

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