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Before Black Lung, The Hawks Nest Tunnel Disaster Killed Hundreds

Jan. 20
Adelina Lancianese / NPR

One of the worst industrial disasters in American history is a forgotten example of the dangers of silica, the toxic dust behind the modern black lung epidemic in Appalachia.

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Progress Report: President Trump's Campaign Promises, 2 Years Later

Jan. 20
Scott Horsley / NPR

At the midpoint of his four-year term, President Trump has delivered on some campaign promises and ignored others, while many are still works in progress.

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Tony Mendez, The 'Argo' Spy Who Rescued Americans In Iran, Dies At 78

Jan. 19
Greg Myre / NPR

Mendez slipped into revolutionary Iran in 1980 and brought out six American diplomats who were granted refuge by the Canadian Embassy. He didn't receive full acclaim until Hollywood made a 2012 movie.

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Photos: The Women's March In Washington

Jan. 19
Amr Alfiky / NPR

Started in 2017, the protest movement advocates for the rights of women, immigrants, people of color and the LGBTQ community.

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Democrats Reject Trump Border Wall Proposal, Calling It A 'Non-Starter'

Jan. 19
Ayesha Rascoe / NPR

The proposal would temporarily extend deportation protections for some immigrants in exchange for funding for a border wall. But Democrats say the offer doesn't amount to much.

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Powerful Winter Storm Sweeps East After Blanketing The Midwest

Jan. 19
Shannon Van Sant / NPR

The storm is bringing snow, ice, freezing rain and arctic air to much of the East Coast.

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Trump Travels To Dover AFB For Dignified Transfer Of 4 Americans Killed In Syria

Jan. 19
Ian Stewart / NPR

The president met privately with family members Saturday morning. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and acting Secretary of Defense Patrick Shanahan also traveled to the ceremony.

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Amid Snow And Controversy, Demonstrators Take To The Streets For 3rd Women's March

Jan. 19
Francesca Paris / NPR

Marches took place across the country, from Washington, D.C., to San Francisco to snowy upstate New York. Leaders called for unity as controversy and questions of inclusivity loomed over the event.

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More Than 60 Dead, Dozens Injured In Mexican Pipeline Explosion

Jan. 19
Ian Stewart / NPR

Residents of Tlahuelilpan, north of Mexico City, had gathered around an illegally tapped pipeline to collect fuel when it burst into flames.

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Opinion: Leaving Syria Is Far Less Risky Than Staying

Jan. 19
Aaron David Miller / NPR

ISIS may not be defeated, but the U.S. is right to withdraw from Syria, argue Aaron David Miller of the Woodrow Wilson Center and Richard Sokolsky of the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace.