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Where Lead Lurks And Why Even Small Amounts Matter

Federal environmental regulations for lead in drinking water still leave room for concentrations high enough to pose a health hazard, critics say.

Lupe Dempsey, a retired federal agent, brings her Glock 9mm with her when she goes down to the Rio Grande. She believes the border is too wide open, evidenced by this unguarded metal walkway across the river in far West Texas. John Burnett/NPR hide caption

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Borderland Trump Supporters Welcome A Wall In Their Own Backyard

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Falling Over Evening The Six Parts Seven
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Down the Line José González
Bayan Ko Florante Aguilar

The Old World hookworm is an intestinal parasite. The image above was taken by a scanning electron micrograph and was color-enhanced. The worm's actual size ranges from 0.03 inches to 0.3 inches. David Scharf/Science Source hide caption

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Could Worms In Your Gut Cure Your Allergies?

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Electric Door Bell Machine Garage a Trois
Street Vibraphone Performance Preyas Roy
O Detroit, Lift Up Your Weary Head! (Rebuild! Restore! Reconsider!) Sufjan Stevens
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Intravenous Pete Robbins

Maoulida Daroueche of the Comoros will compete Monday in the 400-meter hurdles. Daroueche, 25, had a tough life as a kid in the Comoros, but now resides in France and is competing in his second Olympics. Melissa Block/NPR hide caption

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From Comoros Islands, An Olympian Clears Hurdles On And Off The Track

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Computer Love: Their 1960s-Era Dating Strategy? Modern Technology!

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Social Security Data Errors Can Turn People Into The Living Dead

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Tides of Washington Bridge Clogs
Kapsburger Clogs
Heart of Nowhere Noah and the Whale
I'd Do Anything For Love (But I Won't Do That) Meat Loaf
Big Speech Alan Menken, Christopher Lennertz
Friday I'm In Love Walt Ribeiro

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