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Japanese risk radiation to rescue stranded dogs

When Etsumi Ogino saw a news photo of a pack of shelties wandering through an abandoned town near Japan's tsunami-damaged nuclear plant, she thought of her own 13-year-old canine Kein and jumped into action.Full story

Struggling mining town rejects nude dancing

Voters in the town of Lead, South Dakota, rejected a proposal on Tuesday that would have allowed nude dancing at bars in its historic downtown, a move supporters had said would give an economic boost to the struggling mining town. Full story

1988: Two years after Chernobyl, uncertainty persists

  From the archives: Two years after the Chernobyl nuclear disaster, the city of Pripyat that surrounded the nuclear power plant is a ghost town. NBC's Robert Bazell reports.

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  Ghost Towns Showing Signs of Life

Five cities once thought of as ghost towns are showing signs of life. CNBC's Paul Toscano has the details.

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A child gas mask and a doll are seen inside a kindergarten in the abandoned city of Prypiat near the Chernobyl nuclear power plant
A child gas mask and a doll are seen inside a kindergarten in the abandoned city of Prypiat near the Chernobyl nuclear power plant

A child gas mask and a doll are seen inside a kindergarten in the abandoned city of Prypiat near the Chernobyl nuclear power plant April 4, 2011. Belarus, Ukraine and Russia will mark the 25th anniversary of the nuclear reactor explosion in Chernobyl, the place where the world's worst civil nuclear

A view of the abandoned city of Prypiat, near the Chernobyl nuclear power plant
A view of the abandoned city of Prypiat, near the Chernobyl nuclear power plant

A view of the abandoned city of Prypiat, near the Chernobyl nuclear power plant March 31, 2011. Belarus, Ukraine and Russia will mark the 25th anniversary of the nuclear reactor explosion in Chernobyl, the place where the world's worst civil nuclear accident took place, on April 26. REUTERS/Gleb Ga