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The people of Bayou la Batre, Ala., say you know their town by the four seasons.

"Shrimp, fish, crab and oyster," says Stephanie Nelson Bosarge. "That's your four seasons."

Bosarge grew up here in a house less than a thousand feet from the water — one of nine kids, the fourth generation to work in the seafood industry.

Today all that's left of the house is a concrete slab. Grass and weeds are creeping up over what's left of the oyster run, where a conveyor belt once carried shells between the shuckers.

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And let's zoom in now from the global economy to your workplace - Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos had to respond this week to reports about his. The New York Times amplified long-standing concerns about Amazon’s workplace culture.

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An advocate for victims of violent crime is asking a provocative question. Danielle Sered wonders, what if the young black men who died in police confrontations in Ferguson and Staten Island had actually survived, alive but injured?

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In 1962, the Reverend Martin Luther King, Jr., gave a speech in Rocky Mount, N.C.

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MARTIN LUTHER KING JR: I have a dream tonight. It is a dream rooted deeply in the American dream.

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An intern at apartmentlist.com wanted to increase the size of his burrito at Chipotle, and he discovered some secrets. First, order a burrito bowl, not a burrito, and get tortillas on the side. Also when you ask for two meats, they split them up but give a bigger overall portion. Same goes for when you get two different kinds of rice and beans. The intern weighed the ingredients back at the office and - voila - he got a burrito 86 percent bigger.

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When bioengineer Christina Smolke started her own research lab, she was only 29-years-old. But that didn't stop her from setting colossal goals.

Smolke immediately began to work on what many considered to be a holy grail in bioengineering: yeast that can literally brew narcotic drugs. Achieving that, she knew, could open the door to the quick development of better medications of all sorts.

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"Sesame Street" has found a new home, HBO. Under a five-year deal, new episodes will get their first run on the pay cable channel. As NPR media correspondent David Folkenflik reports, the deal gives "Sesame Street" a fresh lease on life.

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