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In the past decade, freshwater and sediment diverted from the nearby Mississippi River have turned what once was an open bay into a thriving wetlands area. Local environmental groups have planted thousands of cypress trees, attempting to create a marsh that will help absorb storms that pass through. Weenta Girmay for WWNO hide caption

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Hurricane Katrina: 10 Years Of Recovery And Reflection

In Louisiana, Rebuilding Mother Nature's Storm Protection: A 'Living Coast'

Officials hope an ambitious plan to divert the Mississippi River will revitalize the wetlands that are a natural buffer against storms and floods. Opponents say the changes will upset local habitats.

Gold medalist Katie Ledecky (left) of the United States poses with silver medallist Federica Pellegrini of Italy during a medal ceremony at the FINA World Championships in Kazan, Russia. Matthias Hangst/Getty Images hide caption

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From The Gridiron To The Pool: Women Are Making Waves In Sports

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Yen On a Carousel David Holmes
Dark Lady DJ Food

In the past decade, freshwater and sediment diverted from the nearby Mississippi River have turned what once was an open bay into a thriving wetlands area. Local environmental groups have planted thousands of cypress trees, attempting to create a marsh that will help absorb storms that pass through. Weenta Girmay for WWNO hide caption

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In Louisiana, Rebuilding Mother Nature's Storm Protection: A 'Living Coast'

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Aldgate Patterns Little People
A Little Distance Tristeza
Rustdusk

When the reservations were established and peace made between the Apsáalooke and the Lakota, there were frequent visits between the tribes. The result was that Lakota warbonnets, pipebags and even pipes were placed in Crow hands. Jenae Neeson/Courtesy of the Brinton Museum hide caption

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How A Candy Magnate Helped Bring A Holy Collection Home

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James Bay's debut studio album is called Chaos and the Calm. Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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Songwriter James Bay On Making Music In A World Gone Dark

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Hold Me, Thrill Me, Kiss Me Mel Carter
Theme from "A Summer Place" Percy Faith

Demonstrators in St. Louis, Mo., protest the killing of Michael Brown. Scott Olson/Getty Images hide caption

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Whether History Or Hype, 'Hands Up, Don't Shoot' Endures

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Research suggests nearly two-thirds of young people are seriously sleep deprived. Giordano Poloni/Ikon Images/Getty Images hide caption

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High Schoolers And Snooze Buttons: A Public Health Crisis?

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Darkness Fat Jon
Marguerite Made in Heights

Migrants from Africa receive instruction in French in the port city of Calais. Some 3,000 migrants live in a makeshift camp known as "The Jungle." Most are seeking to travel on to Britain, while some are seeking asylum in France. Ari Shapiro/NPR hide caption

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Living In 'The Jungle,' Migrants In France Seek A Permanent Home

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V.I.P. Youngblood Brass Band

Middle-school boys participate in the Minority Male Makers summer program at Morgan State University in Baltimore. Elissa Nadworny/NPR hide caption

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Coding Camp to Baltimore Schools: Bring Us Your Bored!

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Kon Tiki Expedition Portico Quartet
Born To Run Bruce Springsteen

Dunkers ready for toppings at the Donut Shop. David Sommerstein/North Country Public Radio hide caption

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Sit For A Dunker, Stay For The Wash At The Donut Shop

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Beverly Jenkins says her mission is to write about the parts of black history you don't learn in school — and wrap them up in a good love story. Greg Anthony hide caption

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Beverly Jenkins Wraps Bitter History In Sweet Romance

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Yellow Eyes Rayland Baxter
Lews & Clark

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