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NPR News Investigations

Despite Decades-Old Law, Funeral Prices Are Still Unclear

Federal regulators have found about 1 in 4 funeral homes don't disclose their general price lists as required by the 1984 rule.

The Trump International Hotel and Tower opened in Toronto on April 16, 2012. In the years since, "There were parts of the building itself that fell down onto the street and actually shut down parts of our downtown at times, because there were concerns about the structure's integrity," says a city council member. George Pimentel/WireImage hide caption

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Trump Tower In Toronto Is Up For Sale And Facing Legal Woes

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BREAKDANCE LESSON N.1 KAYTRANADA
BUS RIDE KAYTRANADA feat. Karriem Riggins, River Tiber
All In Flying Lotus
When the Body Arms and Sleepers
Which Ways Arms and Sleepers

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Trump's Role As President May Be Boosting His Brand's Reputation

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No Sign Takuya Kuroda
Actors Takuya Kuroda
Soul Power '74 Maceo & the Macks

Syd (Rachel Keller) and David (Dan Stevens) find themselves at the end of their tether in Legion. Chris Large/FX hide caption

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The Stylish FX Series 'Legion' Suffers From A Split Personality

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At 79, David Hockney Isn't Keen On Parties, But Still Paints Every Day

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Raise Your (He)art Rate With A Workout At The Met

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Endless Summer John Scofield
To the Water (Interlude 2) The Shaolin Afronauts
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Shroud The Stars Max Tannone

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Medicare Should Leverage Buying Power To Pull Down Drug Prices, White House Says

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