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Stories for February 16, 2013

From The Inner City: Leading A New Generation Of Muslim Americans

From The Inner City: Leading A New Generation Of Muslim Americans

Feb. 16
NPR Staff / NPR

This summer on the South Side of Chicago, thousands are expected to gather for an outdoor festival sponsored by the Inner-City Muslim Action Network, or IMAN.

High-Speed Rail Buzz Overpowers Daily Chug Of Freight Trains

High-Speed Rail Buzz Overpowers Daily Chug Of Freight Trains

Feb. 16
NPR Staff / NPR

From the steam engine to visions of a national high-speed rail system, railroads have made their mark on American culture.

Nuclear Waste Seeping From Container In Hazardous Wash. State Facility

Nuclear Waste Seeping From Container In Hazardous Wash. State Facility

Feb. 16
Korva Coleman / NPR

They thought they'd managed this problem a few years ago. But Washington state Gov. Jay Inslee got a disturbing call Friday from Energy Secretary Steven Chu: Nuclear waste is leaking out of a tank in one of the most contaminated nuclear waste sites in the U.S.

Coroner Says Dorner Died From Single Gunshot To Head

Feb. 16
Steve Mullis / NPR

At a news conference Friday, San Bernardino County Sheriff John McMahon revealed new details about the final showdown with ex-cop Christopher Dorner that left one deputy dead and another seriously wounded.

In Loving Memory Of A Wife, Daughter And Fallen Soldier

In Loving Memory Of A Wife, Daughter And Fallen Soldier

Feb. 16
NPR Staff / NPR

North Carolina National Guardsman Tracy Johnson is an Iraq War veteran and an Army widow.

The 'Baby Dolls' Of Mardi Gras A Fun Tradition With A Serious Side

The 'Baby Dolls' Of Mardi Gras A Fun Tradition With A Serious Side

Feb. 16
Tina Antolini / NPR

Just inside a room on the second floor of the Louisiana State Museum's The Presbytere, there's a large baby doll dress, big enough for a woman to wear. And actually, one did.