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A fence surrounds an estate in the village of Upper Brookville in the town of Oyster Bay, N.Y., on Long Island. On Friday, the Obama administration closed this compound for Russian diplomats, in retaliation for spying and cyber-meddling in the U.S. presidential election. Alexander F. Yuan/AP hide caption

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Ed Welburn, vice president of General Motors Global Design, stands with the Buick Riviera concept as it makes its North American debut at the North American International Auto Show in 2008 in Detroit. John F. Martin/Courtesy of General Motors hide caption

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From 'No Way,' To Global Success: The Inspired Journey Of GM's Design Chief

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Edward Snowden speaks in September via video link from Moscow during a news conference with Human Rights Watch to call upon President Obama to pardon Snowden before leaving office. Mary Altaffer/AP hide caption

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Obama Faces Difficult Choices Amid Stream Of Last-Minute Clemency Requests

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Almothana Alhamoud (second from left) with his family in Chicago. From left to right are his sister, Fatina; their father, Abdel Bari; their mother, Alia; and his other sister, Rowan. Alhamoud earned a computer engineering degree in Syria, but when he came to the U.S., he initially worked as a cashier. The group Upwardly Global helped him find a job in IT. Deb Amos/NPR hide caption

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How One U.S. Group Turns Migrants Into Employees

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The sun illuminates a row of homes at Park Plaza Cooperative in Fridley, Minn. Five years ago, the residents formed a nonprofit co-op and bought their entire neighborhood from the company that owned it. Bridget Bennett for NPR hide caption

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When Residents Take Ownership, A Mobile Home Community Thrives

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Navajo students at Crystal Boarding School in New Mexico sing traditional songs in class. Carrie Jung/KJZZ hide caption

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Native American Education: What Will It Take To Fix The 'Epitome Of Broken'?

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Branham wears reflective mining pants in his home in Elkhorn City, Ky. Branham has advanced stage black lung and was forced to quit mining earlier this year. Benny Becker/Ohio Valley ReSource hide caption

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Advanced Black Lung Cases Surge In Appalachia

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It's been a few weeks since President-elect Donald Trump celebrated Indiana's Carrier company's decision to keep some factory jobs from moving to Mexico. Other manufacturers are wondering what the deal might mean for them. Darron Cummings/AP hide caption

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Carrier Got Cut A Deal, But Can Other Companies Expect The Same?

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Billionaire investor Wilbur Ross Jr., President-elect Donald Trump's pick for commerce secretary, is one of the wealthiest members of Trump's cabinet. Evan Vucci/AP hide caption

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Wilbur Ross: The Best Commerce Secretary Pick Dems Could Hope For?

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Across the Ohio River from Powhatan Transportation Center — owned by Murray Energy — is a power plant that services mines in West Virginia. Jessica Cheung/NPR hide caption

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In Ohio Coal Country, Job Prospects Lie With Neither Coal Nor Trump's Promises

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Michael Czaplinski has been unveiling the magic of computers for more than a quarter century. Raquel Zaldivar/NPR hide caption

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'Never Trust Magic': Tips From An IT Guy

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Flowers, letters, and handmade signs were left as a memorial to victims of the fire at the artists' collective known as "Ghost Ship." Maya Cueva/Youth Radio hide caption

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Remembering 4 Electronic Musicians Lost In The Oakland Warehouse Fire

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Flint Mayor Karen Weaver says she is happy with some of the progress made in the city, but it needs more funding to continue replacing water pipes. Carlos Osorio/AP hide caption

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In Flint, Mayor Works On Rebuilding Pipes — And Trust In The City

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Betsy DeVos, nominee for education secretary. Tom Williams/CQ-Roll Call,Inc. hide caption

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Trump's Pick For Education: A Free Market Approach To School Choice

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