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The world's second-biggest garbage dump is in Brasilia. It has been growing since the 1950s, when city planners failed to factor in proper facilities for trash disposal, and now occupies the equivalent of 250 football fields. Philip Reeves/NPR hide caption

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As A Massive Garbage Dump Closes In Brazil, Trash-Pickers Face An Uncertain Future

Authorities are closing a dump on the outskirts of Brasilia. Some 2,000 trash-pickers, who sort and sell recyclables, depend on the dump for their livelihoods — despite the risk of disease and injury.

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Legal Aid at Work

Kicked Out Of Air Force For Being Gay, Helen Grace James Wins Honorable Discharge

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Views Rannar Sillard
Bigtooth Aspen Martin Gauffin

Four or five ICE agents apprehended Jose Mares in California in 2017 before he was deported to Mexico. Mares had entered the U.S. illegally when he was 8. Nick Ut/AP hide caption

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A Dad Separated From His Daughter Resettles Across The Border After Deportation

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A Trump Supporter And A Trump Protester Reflect On The President's First Year

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Where The Day Breaks Ikebe Shakedown
Angels and Brotherly Love Saxon Shore
Snow & Taxis Gold Panda

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As A Massive Garbage Dump Closes In Brazil, Trash-Pickers Face An Uncertain Future

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In 'The Alienist,' Dakota Fanning Plays The NYPD's First Woman Hire

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Experience Ludovico Einaudi
Newton's Cradle