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The world's largest landfill is becoming a park


Staten Island’s Freshkills Park was once the world’s largest landfill, a dumping ground for New York City’s abundant heaps of garbage. Eloise Hirsh, administrator of Freshkills Park and president of the Freshkills Park Alliance, was tasked with transforming those hundreds of acres of compiled garbage into an enormous, activity-filled public …

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Every year, U.S. workers lose out on billions in pay


For some workers, it means getting paid $20 for an entire day washing cars. For others, it means being paid to perform at a football game after attending mandatory rehearsals for no money. Sometimes, it’s being hired to file papers, answer phones, make copies and run errands — as an …

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Flooding death toll rises as thousands flee for higher ground


WALKER, La. – The sun is shining in Lafayette, Louisiana, but flood waters remain high across the heart of Acadiana. Southern Louisiana and Mississippi are still recovering from devastating and historic flooding brought on by a sudden deluge late last week. Devin George, the Louisiana state registrar for vital records, …

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