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Stories for May 26, 2013

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Apple-1 Computer Fetches $671,000 At Auction

May 26, 2013
Sam H. Sanders / NPR

Electrical engineer Fred Hatfield bought an Apple-1 computer in 1976, one of Apple's first computers. At an auction in Germany this weekend, it sold for $671,400.

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America's Vets: Returning Home To A Broken System

May 26, 2013
NPR Staff / NPR

The Department of Veterans Affairs is being criticized for the shortfall in care for almost a million veterans who can't get timely compensation and have been waiting hundreds of days for help, often to no avail.

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'Part Of The Community': Latinos Rebuild After Okla. Tornado

May 26, 2013
Hansi Lo Wang / NPR

Pastor Chano Najera calls out T-shirt sizes in Spanglish to volunteers waiting for their uniforms.

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Rebuilding Storm-Damaged New Jersey, One Boardwalk At A Time

May 26, 2013
Jim Zarroli / NPR

When Hurricane Sandy swept through New Jersey last year, it destroyed many homes and businesses. It also obliterated the boardwalks that are the center of social and economic life in the towns.

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'Orphaned' By World War II, Children Salute Fallen Fathers

May 26, 2013
Curt Nickisch / NPR

Memorial Day commemorates those who died serving in the U.S. Armed Forces. For some Americans, the day revives their few and fading memories of their fallen fathers. Those who lost a father in World War II are considered "war orphans." These are the stories of three of those children who have lived nearly all their lives without their dads.

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Indianapolis Speedway Needs Boost, But With Taxpayer Funds?

May 26, 2013
Sam Klemet / NPR

Sunday is the 97th running of the Indianapolis 500, which draws hundreds of thousands of fans to the Indianapolis Motor Speedway. While it's an economic boon for the area, the 104-year-old track needs renovations -- and just how it's getting the money is rubbing some Hoosiers the wrong way.