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The Shawnee Forest towboat steers down the Ohio River near American Commercial Barge Line's office outside Cairo, Ill. As of June 12, more than 600 barges were waiting to go upstream once water levels dropped. Madelyn Beck/Illinois Newsroom hide caption

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Months Of Flooding On Mississippi River Marooned Midwest Trade

Long-term flooding along major waterways stranded barges up and down the Mississippi River this summer and caused havoc with river transportation and the economy that depends on it.

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Burn, Don't Freeze: Sleater-Kinney On Making Art In The Midst Of Change

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During their StoryCorps interview in April, Elizabeth Coffey-Williams (left) told her niece, Jennifer Coffey (right), about how her loving family did not understand what being transgender meant. "My parents were afraid, well, you know, this might be contagious," she said. Jud Esty-Kendall hide caption

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Coming Out As Transgender When There Was No Language To Describe It

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The Shawnee Forest towboat steers down the Ohio River near American Commercial Barge Line's office outside Cairo, Ill. As of June 12, more than 600 barges were waiting to go upstream once water levels dropped. Madelyn Beck/Illinois Newsroom hide caption

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Months Of Flooding On Mississippi River Marooned Midwest Trade

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