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The first national marine monument in the Atlantic is designed to permanently protect nearly 5,000 square miles of underwater canyons and mountains off the coast of New England. NOAA Office of Ocean Exploration and Research/AP hide caption

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Obama To Designate First Marine National Monument In The Atlantic Ocean

The Northeast Canyons and Seamounts Marine National Monument off the coast of New England is the size of Connecticut and has been called an "underwater Yellowstone" and "a deep sea Serengeti."

The first national marine monument in the Atlantic is designed to permanently protect nearly 5,000 square miles of underwater canyons and mountains off the coast of New England. NOAA Office of Ocean Exploration and Research/AP hide caption

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Obama Designates 1st Marine National Monument In The Atlantic Ocean

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Obama Designates 1st Marine National Monument In The Atlantic Ocean

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David Axelrod attends a Democratic presidential debate sponsored by CNN and Facebook in Las Vegas last October. Joe Raedle/Getty Images hide caption

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Axelrod Says Clinton 'Penchant For Privacy' Made Health Concerns A Bigger Story

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Kim Chol Ho, deputy manager of the Rajin port, in North Korea's Rason Special Economic Zone, looks out at small fishing boats. Despite stepped-up international sanctions, North Korea is still trading extensively with China. Eric Talmadge/AP hide caption

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The 'Livelihood Loophole' And Other Weaknesses Of N. Korea Sanctions

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When The Beatles embarked on tour in the U.S. in 1964, reporter Larry Kane was along for the ride. Jeremy Neech/Courtesy of Apple Corps Ltd. hide caption

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The Reporter Who Almost Said No To Touring With The Beatles

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Cattle had to be driven through the waters of a flooded road and then trucked to higher ground on Aug. 16 in Sorrento, La. About a third of the flooding in the state last month occurred outside the local flood plain. Joe Raedle/Getty Images hide caption

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Science

Outdated FEMA Flood Maps Don't Account For Climate Change

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Outdated FEMA Flood Maps Don't Account For Climate Change

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Peggy O'Neill stands outside Edmunds Elementary and Middle Schools in Burlington, Vt. She was one of the strongest advocates for the bike lane in her city but met a lot of resistance. Laurel Wamsley/NPR hide caption

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Boundbreakers: People Who Make A Difference

With Citizens' Help, Cities Can Build A Better Bike Lane — And More

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With Citizens' Help, Cities Can Build A Better Bike Lane — And More

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