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A robotic arm works on the production line at Volvo's factory in Ridgeville, S.C. But other essential jobs, including major portions of final assembly, are still left to people. Camila Domonoske/NPR hide caption

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Even In The Robot Age, Manufacturers Need The Human Touch

At modern auto plants, some tasks, like welding together a car's body, are entirely automated. But other essential jobs, including major portions of final assembly, are still best left to people.

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"[There were] a lot of people telling me how they felt about my situation without me asking — friends, family, strangers," Beth Vial said. "I mean, you tell someone that you're seven months pregnant and having an abortion, they've got some things to say." Sarah McCammon/NPR hide caption

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Abortion In The Third Trimester: A Rare Decision Now In The Political Spotlight

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Red Oak Black Dylan Aycock
Red Bud Valley II Dylan Aycock
Hole in the Ocean Floor Andrew Bird

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Even In The Robot Age, Manufacturers Need The Human Touch

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Genetic Emeralds
Before Your Eyes Emeralds
Magic Jack Sinitus Tempo
Coffee House Sinitus Tempo
Ego Ride Ryan Hemsworth
Previously Swim Good Now

Once it is safe to remove the spent fuel from the pool, it's stored outside in metal casks. They are lined up on a concrete base, behind razor wire and against a hillside near the power plant. Olivia Sun/NPR hide caption

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As Nuclear Waste Piles Up, Private Companies Pitch New Ways To Store It

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M. Baysden Body San
EZ Spirits Body San

Rodney Robinson is the 2019 National Teacher of the Year. He teaches in a juvenile detention center in Richmond, Va. Steve Helber/AP hide caption

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'My Kids Are In Survival Mode': A Chat With 2019's Teacher Of The Year

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That Moment When Adnan Joubran
My Way Home Adnan Joubran feat. Jorge Pardo
9 Ghosts I Nine Inch Nails
Lent Pan American
Dark Nest Pan American
Yogua KETA RA
Twah - YAKENOHARA'S MORNING GHOST DUB KETA RA
Menswear The 1975

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