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NPR's Scott Simon asks EPA administrator Gina McCarthy about the toxins released into a Colorado river this week by an EPA contractor working on a shuttered gold mine.

Lawmakers and business people were on hand to watch Secretary of State John Kerry raise a flag at the newly re-established embassy in Cuba.

Gilliant Tett of the Financial Times tells NPR's Scott Simon what China's currency devaluation this past week will mean for the rest of the world.

Under a new partnership between HBO and Sesame Street, PBS stations will screen new episodes of the children's show nine months after they appear on HBO. NPR's Scott Simon talks to media correspondent David Folkenflik.

Myanmar's military toppled the chairman of the ruling party and fellow reformers this week — a sign that country may not be on the road to democracy as hoped.

Ten years after Hurricane Katrina flooded most of New Orleans, much progress has been made to rebuild the city. But black and white residents assess the recovery quite differently.

Cynthia Hawkins leads a family business that endured the 1965 Watts riots, and the Rodney King riots in 1992. She praises the embattled neighborhood, and says strong community ties brought success.

NPR记者Melissa Block曾在2008年的5月全程报道了在中国西南方那场极具毁灭性的地震,有将近90,000人失踪或失去生命。现在,是她在All Things Considered (面面俱到/时事纵观)主播生涯即将落下帷幕的时候,她决定重新连线这个女孩儿,这个在逆境中克服重重难关并出落成少女的梅花。

The USDA is allowing a pork retailer, for the first time, to label products as raised with "no ractopamine." It may lead to pressure on farmers to stop using the muscle-promoting drug.

Curtis Carroll taught himself to read in prison. He also discovered a passion for finance. Now inmates and guards seek out his advice, and everyone calls him Wall Street.

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