The Morning News

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Meet the Flintstones

A couple tries to give away their house in Flint, Michigan – but no one wants to live there anymore.

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Big Water

The California Dream is made possible by old water and big water. Unfortunately, the former doesn’t care about us, and the latter’s running dry.

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The Cello Courier

Transporting an instrument after a death in the family.

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One Small Store

Two men, separated by more than 150 years, discover the folly of attempting Western-style capitalism in Micronesia.

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A Man Enough

A father’s undiagnosed dementia reveals a family’s vulnerability.

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An Unthinkably Modern Miracle

The author gets a crash course in health care pricing after having his urethra fixed.

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Twilight on the Tundra

An adventure on the Beringia, a dog sled race stretching 685 miles over Russia’s frozen tundra.

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Once Upon a Time in the Middle East

On driving (and walking) in the Middle East – from Syria to Lebanon, across Saudi Arabia to Dammam, in a taxi through war-torn Beirut.

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Our French Connection

What American towns named Paris can tell us about the French.

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A Closer Walk With Thee

Patsy Cline’s hometown and the debate over her legacy.

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Crack Rock City

Wandering a Detroit reduced to “crackhouses and churches” with “outlaw biker Jesus” Pastor Steve.

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The Night New York Avoided a Riot

In the days following Martin Luther King, Jr.’s assassination, more than 100 cities experienced significant civil disturbance. In New York, everyone expected riots. What happened next.