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The American Society of Civil Engineers gives the nation's infrastructure a grade of C-minus on its quadrennial infrastructure report card. Many of the country's roads, bridges, airports, dams, levees and water systems are aging and in poor to mediocre condition. Carlos Osorio/AP hide caption

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Potholes, Grid Failures, Aging Tunnels And Bridges: Infrastructure Gets A C-Minus

The quadrennial Infrastructure Report Card from the American Society of Civil Engineers is an improvement from the D-plus four years ago but shows federal investment is still lacking.

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Scientists at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention say fatal drug overdoses nationwide surged roughly 20% during the pandemic, killing more than 83,000 people in 2020. A growing body of research suggests Black Americans have suffered the heaviest toll. Jamiel Law for NPR hide caption

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The American Society of Civil Engineers gives the nation's infrastructure a grade of C-minus on its quadrennial infrastructure report card. Many of the country's roads, bridges, airports, dams, levees and water systems are aging and in poor to mediocre condition. Carlos Osorio/AP hide caption

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Potholes, Grid Failures, Aging Tunnels And Bridges: Infrastructure Gets A C-Minus

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First lady Jill Biden and Education Secretary Miguel Cardona tour Benjamin Franklin Elementary School in Meriden, Conn. Mandel Ngan/AP hide caption

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New Education Secretary Miguel Cardona Wants Schools Open 'As Soon As Possible'

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