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People examine the wreckage of a New Jersey Transit commuter train that crashed into the station in Hoboken, N.J., during the morning rush hour Thursday. Pancho Bernasconi/Getty Images hide caption

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Paleontologist Kenneth Lacovara speaks at TED in 2016. Bret Hartman /TED hide caption

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How Can Dinosaurs Help Us Understand Our Own Species?

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Train personnel survey the New Jersey Transit train that crashed into the platform at Hoboken Terminal on Thursday. Pancho Bernasconi/Getty Images hide caption

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Ghada and Osama sit on their deck in their new home in Princeton, N.J. Their family has been resettled from Syria and is being sponsored by the Nassau Presbyterian Church. Due to security concerns we are only including first names. Jake Naughton for NPR hide caption

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Then: A composite image of Donald Trump (left, clockwise), New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani, Sen. Hillary Clinton, Tim Kaine, Rep. Nancy Pelosi and Rep. Tim Kaine. Getty Images and AP hide caption

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A volunteer at the the Dar-ul-Islam mosque in Elizabeth, N.J., prepares for a party to welcome refugees. More than 50 newly arrived Syrian women and children were invited to the party. Deborah Amos/NPR hide caption

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At A New Jersey Mosque, People Of Different Faiths Welcome Syrians

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Najla cooks for Syria Day at Global Grace Café at the Reformed Church of Highland Park in New Jersey. Najla is from Syria and arrived in the U.S. 10 months ago with her husband and daughter after the United Arab Emirates canceled a residency permit, ending her job at an insurance company. Deborah Amos/NPR hide caption

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As U.S. Politicians Shun Syrian Refugees, Religious Groups Embrace Them

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Pat Deon (right), a Pennsylvania Turnpike commissioner, and attorney Albert Mezzaroba, sit at the Puss N Boots tavern in Bucks County. Both are Republicans. In this election based on change, Mezzaroba says he doesn't understand why. "Things aren't that bad," he says. "I don't know why everybody thinks they're so terrible." Danny Hajek/NPR hide caption

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Clinton Expected To Claim Victory Tuesday Night, Marking Historical Moment

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Doug Quinn stands on the empty lot where his house used to be. Bryan Thomas for NPR hide caption

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Business Of Disaster: Insurance Firms Profited $400 Million After Sandy

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Mayor Don Guardian examines an artist's rendering of a boardwalk reconstruction project in October. Without a cash infusion, Guardian says all nonessential city services will shut down on April 8. Wayne Parry/AP hide caption

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Atlantic City Faces Financial Collapse, Cringes At State Takeover

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Going For Broke: Atlantic City Falls On Hard Times

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The New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection and Department of Health advise against eating any fish from the Lower Passaic because it may be contaminated with toxic chemicals. But Owaldo Avad says he's been catching and consuming fish like these from the river for eight years. Sarah Gonzalez/WNYC hide caption

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New Jersey River Polluters Fund Toxic Fish Swap — But There's A Snag

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