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The Eastern Sierra mountains near Mammoth Lakes, Calif. The town is surrounded by U.S. Forest Service and Bureau of Land Management land and, with the government shutdown, 'the landlords are absent.' Kirk Siegler/NPR hide caption

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'An Eerie Silence' Where Federal Land Agency Workers Are Furloughed

The partial federal government shutdown has furloughed thousands of people who work on millions of acres of public land across the country. That means work on critical projects has mostly stopped.

The Eastern Sierra mountains near Mammoth Lakes, Calif. The town is surrounded by U.S. Forest Service and Bureau of Land Management land and, with the government shutdown, 'the landlords are absent.' Kirk Siegler/NPR hide caption

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'An Eerie Silence' Where Federal Land Agency Workers Are Furloughed

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In from the Cold Don Ross
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In Yemen, thousands of civilians have been killed, but in the backdrop of this bloodshed and destruction is another tragedy: the looting of the country's history. Its precious antiquities plundered by criminals and violent extremists. Mohammed Huwais/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Yemen's Loss Of Antiquities Is 'Robbing Them Of Their Future'

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Feed the Fire Dawes

Andrea Savage plays a comedy writer and a mom on her truTV series I'm Sorry, now in its second season. As she created the pilot, Savage tried not to worry what people thought of the show. "I'm going to focus and make the show in the spirit of what I want it to be," she says. "I know what my intentions are, and I hope that then that translates." Her daughter is played by Olive Petrucci. truTV hide caption

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'I'm Sorry' Makes No Apologies For Capturing Cringeworthy Family Moments

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Displaced Syrians gather inside a tent in the al-Hol camp in northeastern Syria on Dec. 8. People fled towns where the U.S.-led coalition is fighting the last remnants of ISIS. Delil Souleiman/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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'We Were Eating Grass': Syrians Flee As Fight Pushes On Against Last ISIS Remnants

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After Falling Short, U.S. Army Gets Creative With New Recruiting Strategy

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Black and White The dB's
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