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As Infrastructure Crumbles, Trillions Of Gallons Of Water Lost

The nation's aging pipes and water mains are springing expensive leaks, wasting more than 2 trillion gallons of drinking water nationally and 22 billion gallons in the Chicago area alone.

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After The Waves, Staten Island Homeowner Takes Sandy Buyout

Stephen Drimalas fled his home as the storm hit, and it was badly damaged. Now he and some of his neighbors are selling their property to the state, which hopes to get people out of flood-prone areas.

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At 83, Filmmaker Jean-Luc Godard Makes The Leap To 3-D

Godard, who has been making films for more than half a century, shared the 2014 Jury Prize at Cannes for his 3-D film, Goodbye To Language. He likes 3-D, he says, because "there aren't any rules."

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To Tackle Sexual Assault Cases, Colleges Enlist Investigators-For-Hire

Colleges are under pressure to revamp how they handle sexual assault cases. Some schools, rather than trying to train administrators to act like prosecutors, are outsourcing the job to real ones.

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18 Student Science Experiments Lost In Rocket Explosion

Melissa Block speaks with high school freshman Natalie Moyer about her experiment that was lost on the Antares rocket when it exploded on Tuesday.

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No Ebola, S'il Vous Plait, We're French: The Ivory Coast Mindset

The country borders Liberia and Guinea, but so far Ebola hasn't arrived. Maybe it's because of the French heritage. When the authorities tell people what to do to keep the virus out, they listen.

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Janet Yellen Brings A Different Leadership Style To The Fed

Melissa Block talks to Neil Irwin, senior economic correspondent for The New York Times, about the leadership style of Janet Yellen, the chair of the Federal Reserve.

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T. Boone Pickens On The Plummeting Price Of Oil

Melissa Block talks to oilman T. Boone Pickens. He told the Wall Street Journal that energy companies are pumping too much oil and that none of them wants to be the first to stop.

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Federal Reserve Votes To End Quantitative Easing

Federal Reserve policymakers voted Wednesday to end a giant bond-buying stimulus program that's been in place in one form or another for the last six years.

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At Ben Bradlee's Funeral, Mourners Mark More Than His Life

At Washington, D.C.'s National Cathedral on Wednesday, friends, family and former colleagues paid tribute to Benjamin C. Bradlee, the late executive editor of The Washington Post.

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To Get Your Hands On A Seabird You Have To Go 'Grubbing'

In a new installment of the Trade Lingo series, Juliet Lamb explains what it means when a seabird biologist goes "grubbing."

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Germany Hopes Incentive Plan Will Strengthen Its Military

The German defense minister announced plans to increase the pay and benefits of her country's soldiers as a first step to restoring the effectiveness of Germany's military. The state of the German armed forces is an ongoing national scandal after it was revealed most of the country's military aircraft were grounded and German battle tanks are in need of repair. The defense minister says the shortage of military personnel is equally problematic, rendering half of its submarine fleet unusable because there aren't qualified people to operate them.

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Some On Public Housing Waitlists Are Moving To Get Vouchers

Waitlists for vouchers in big cities are often years long, or closed altogether. So some people seeking housing aid are heading to small cities, like Cheyenne, Wyo., because of shorter wait times.

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Most Cavs Fans Willing To Forgive LeBron On His Return To Cleveland

LeBron James is back and Cleveland is getting psyched. Local basketball fans seem to be willing to forgive James for leaving town in search of NBA glory in Miami. As Thursday's season opener approaches, bar and restaurant owners are anticipating record business, sports talk radio is buzzing with hope, and a massive mural of James in a Cavaliers uniform is going up on the side of a downtown building. This year marks a half century since the Cleveland Browns won the city's last sports championship and Clevelanders are looking to quench the thirst of a long dry spell.

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Rocket Explosion Comes At A Tough Time For NASA

Investigators spent the day at a NASA launch facility in Virginia trying to understand why a private cargo rocket exploded moments after liftoff. There were no injuries but the accident is a setback for the company, Orbital Sciences, and NASA. NASA is relying on private contractors to help ferry supplies to the International Space Station. The accident also changed the discussions happening at an annual space convention being held this week in Huntsville, Ala.

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Ebola Nurse Fights Second Quarantine In Maine

The debate over how to monitor people returning from areas stricken by Ebola in West Africa heated up on Wednesday, with a nurse in Maine threatening to violate her state's quarantine policy.

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