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NPR National News

Tundra Fires And Climate Change: More Bad News

As the Arctic tundra warms up, fires may become more common. And as a giant burn in 2007 shows, those fires could turn the tundra from a carbon sink into a menacing source of atmospheric carbon.

House Delays Vote On Boehner Debt Ceiling Plan

The delay suggests that the House speaker does not have the votes he needs to pass his plan. Boehner may bring the bill back for a vote later or pull the bill from consideration.

Is Your Post Office Closing? USPS Is Studying Shuttering 3,700 Locations

Citing decreased demand, the U.S. Postal Service said some communities that lose retail locations might get automated locations or a local vendor that sells stamps and flat-rate boxes.