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Since it was built by the Texas A&M Engineering Extension Service in 1998, 90,000 emergency responders have come to "Disaster City" to climb over mangled steel and through derailed chemical trains. Lauren Silverman /KERA hide caption

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In 'Disaster City,' Learning To Use Robots To Face Ebola

A Texas training site prepares first responders to deal with emergencies like earthquakes and bombings. The facility is now turning to outbreaks like Ebola, and smart machines may play a key role.

The $1 billion Brickell City Centre, currently under construction, will house condos, a hotel and a retail and entertainment complex. Condo projects are booming in Miami, financed mostly by foreign buyers. Joe Raedle/Getty Images hide caption

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Foreign Dollars Fuel A New Condo Boom In Miami

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Cricketer Phillip Hughes celebrates a score in 2011. Hughes was wearing a helmet this week when a ball struck him on the neck and killed him. Eranga Jayawardena/AP hide caption

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Helmets Aren't Always Enough To Keep Players Safe

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Always Dreaming of Things to Come Miaou

Published in London around 1795, this "copy" of a letter from Jesus in heaven was the imagined correspondence between Jesus and King Abgar of Edessa. Sheridan Libraries JHU hide caption

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Jesus Started A Chain Letter — And Other Hoaxes

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Retired 1st Sgt. Keith Melick (right) and retired Army Special Forces Command Sgt. Maj. Roy Wilkins met when Melick, a medic, treated Wilkins after an IED explosion. They were reunited nearly 10 years later. StoryCorps hide caption

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A Decade After Battle, Medic And Wounded Soldier Reunite

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Pearl [Instrumental] Janis Joplin & Full Tilt Boogie Band

Free-range chickens stand in a pen at an organic-accredited poultry farm in Germany. Joern Pollex/Getty Images hide caption

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Chicken Confidential: How This Bird Came To Rule The Cultural Roost

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White Christmas John Fahey
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Since it was built by the Texas A&M Engineering Extension Service in 1998, 90,000 emergency responders have come to "Disaster City" to climb over mangled steel and through derailed chemical trains. Lauren Silverman /KERA hide caption

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In 'Disaster City,' Learning To Use Robots To Face Ebola

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Iran's President Hassan Rouhani, shown in Tehran in March, supports the nuclear negotiations with the U.S. and other world powers. Iran is now receiving some $700 million a month in sanctions relief. Those watching the negotiations include former U.S. hostages in Iran, who have sought compensation for years. STR/AP hide caption

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For Former U.S. Hostages, A Deal With Iran Also Remains Elusive

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Descent The Album Leaf
Watercolours LTJ Bukem

Superintendent Alberto Carvalho of Miami-Dade County Public Schools says he knows how much gets paid out in health care claims, but the school system's insurance carrier, Cigna, won't disclose the charges. Lynne Sladky/AP hide caption

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School District Pays For Health Care But Can't Get Itemized Bill

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Miriam Moskowitz leaves a federal court in New York with her lawyer Guy Eddon, in August. Moskowitz, 98, was convicted of conspiracy during the McCarthy era and now wants to clear her name as well as warn others of what happens when fear fuels persecution. Lawrence Neumeister/AP hide caption

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Teacher Seeks Exoneration From McCarthy-Era Conviction

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Alone Together Artie Shaw
Time Warp Chick Corea
Spiritual Charlie Haden & Hank Jones
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Justin Hopkins sings during a tribute show for Booker Wright, who worked in a whites-only restaurant in the Mississippi Delta. Brandall Atkinson/Courtesy of Southern Foodways Alliance hide caption

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A Musical Tribute For A Waiter Who Spoke Out Against Racism

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