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Grave Science

America’s effort to bring home its war dead is slow, inefficient and stymied by outdated methods.

Oil Boom: See A Modern-Day Gold Rush In Motion

One of the nation's most remote places is now awash in oil money. In the heart of the boom, once-quiet farm towns are now wedged between semitrucks and dotted with "man camps." We sent a photographer to North Dakota to capture not just what it looks like but how it feels.

Playgrounds For Everyone

Wood chips don't work for kids in wheelchairs. NPR is building a guide to playgrounds designed so that *all* kids can play alongside friends, siblings or any other child. You can help!

Teenage Diaries Revisited

In 1996, Radio Diaries gave tape recorders to teenagers to create audio diaries about their lives. Amanda, Juan, Frankie, Josh and Melissa are now in their 30s and have recorded new stories about where life has led them.

Cook Your Cupboard

We're almost afraid to ask what you've got in your freezer. Homemade chicken stock you never think to use? Veggies for a rainy day? Send us a photo. We'll ask chefs about our favorites on NPR's Morning Edition.

BoomTown

What does a flurry of natural gas drilling do to a small town? See and hear how businesses, crime trends and relationships were forever changed as the Norman Rockwell painting went bye-bye in Towanda, Pennsylvania.

Election 2012 Early And Absentee Voting

Early and absentee voting are now options in most of the country, and roughly a third of all Americans casting a ballot in the 2012 presidential race are expected to do so before Nov. 6, Election Day. Here’s an early voting calendar and state deadlines for voter registration.