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Moraine Park is a grassy valley inside Rocky Mountain National Park. Wes Lindamood/NPR hide caption

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Beyond Sightseeing: You'll Love The Sound Of America's Best Parks

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Volkswagen Reaches $14.7 Billion Settlement In Emissions Cheating Scheme

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Shane Altzier sweeps out the mud from the utilities office in Rainelle, W.Va., one of the towns hardest hit by floods that tore through the state on Friday. More rain this week has slowed cleanup efforts. Steve Helber/AP hide caption

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$15 Billion Settlement Proposed In Volkswagen Emissions Scandal

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VW Faces Tuesday Deadline For Diesel Emissions Settlement

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Locals Provide Disaster Assist After West Virginia Floods Kill At Least 24

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23 Killed In Historic West Virgina Flooding

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Solar Impulse 2, piloted by Swiss pilot Bertrand Piccard, prepares to land in Seville, Spain, on Thursday. Jean Revillard/AP hide caption

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'Beautiful Flight' Across The Atlantic Is Major Milestone For Solar Plane

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Southwest Heat Wave Causes Snowpack To Melt Earlier, Quicker

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