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In this photo provided by Melissa Smith, a train fire is seen from her farm in East Palestine, Ohio, Friday. A train derailment and resulting large fire prompted an evacuation order in the Ohio village near the Pennsylvania state line. Melissa Smith via AP hide caption

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Kaitlyn Arland drives in her car in Junction City, Kan. Two years ago, when she tried to buy her first car, the dealership called her back and demanded she sign a new deal with a higher down payment after she had taken the car home. This tactic is often referred to as a yo-yo deal. Arin Yoon for NPR hide caption

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The sign for Glen Oaks Alzheimer's Special Care Center is seen on Google Earth. The facility pronounced a living woman dead and is being fined $10,000. Google Earth/Screenshot by NPR hide caption

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Gas utilities and cooking stove manufacturers knew for decades that burners could be made that emit less pollution in homes, but they chose not to. That may may be about to change. Sean Gladwell/Getty Images hide caption

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Gas stove makers have a pollution solution. They're just not using it

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John Reynolds outside of the Post Office on Christmas, a regular part of his job. Christine Gale Reynolds hide caption

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The Yosemite postmaster retires after more than 40 years (and a whole lot of mail)

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Sheriff Mike Boudreaux speaks to the media near the scene of a fatal shooting in Visalia, Calif., on Jan. 16. Boudreaux said Friday that two gang members suspected in the massacre of six people last month in central California have been arrested, one after a gunbattle. Tulare County Sheriff's Office via AP, File hide caption

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A teacher lines up the students for school-prepared lunches at Madison Crossing Elementary School in Canton, Miss. in 2019. The USDA unveiled new nutrition standards for school meals that would limit sugar and sodium. Rogelio V. Solis/AP hide caption

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Majid Khan, a 42-year-old Pakistani man, was released from the U.S. military prison in Guantánamo Bay, Cuba, on Thursday. Pictured here in 2022, he was sent to Belize after suing for unlawful imprisonment. Center for Constitutional Rights hide caption

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A Guantánamo inmate was released to Belize after suing for wrongful imprisonment

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Bobi, a 30-year-old livestock guardian dog from Portugal, evaded death when he was born. Today, he is considered the world's oldest dog ever. Guinness World Records hide caption

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A high altitude balloon floats over Billings, Mont., on Wednesday. The U.S. is tracking a suspected Chinese surveillance balloon that has been spotted over U.S. airspace. Larry Mayer/AP hide caption

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Bobbi Wilson holds her collection of spotted lanternflies as she is honored at the Yale School of Public Health on Jan. 20. Andrew Hurley/Yale University hide caption

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The Great Salt Lake is roughly 8-9 feet lower than it should be. A snowy winter recently has helped lake levels some. Kirk Siegler/NPR hide caption

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Climate change and a population boom could dry up the Great Salt Lake in 5 years

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Brandon Tsay is awarded the medal of courage by Alhambra Police Chief Kelley Fraser at the Alhambra Lunar New Year Festival in Alhambra, Calif., on Sunday, a little over a week after the Monterey Park mass shooting. Jane Hahn for NPR hide caption

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This scanning electron microscope image made available by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention shows rod-shaped Pseudomonas aeruginosa bacteria. U.S. health officials are advising people to stop using the over-the-counter eye drops, EzriCare Artificial Tears, that have been linked to an outbreak of drug-resistant infections of Pseudomonas aeruginosa. Janice Haney Carr/AP hide caption

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An aerial view of the Salem Nuclear Power Plant and Hope Creek Nuclear Generating Station situated on the Delaware River in Lower Alloways Township, New Jersey. AFP via Getty Images hide caption

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What role does nuclear power play in the U.S. effort to cut greenhouse gas emissions?

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A high altitude balloon floats over Billings, Mont., on Wednesday, Feb. 1, 2023. The U.S. is tracking a suspected Chinese surveillance balloon that has been spotted over U.S. airspace for a couple days. Larry Mayer/AP hide caption

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Mark Emmert is saying goodbye to the NCAA. Tom Pennington/Getty Images hide caption

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'Who the hell would want this job?' Not NCAA President Mark Emmert, apparently

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