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WASHINGTON, D.C. — Abelardo Garza was working near tanks full of toxic sludge at Hanford nuclear reservation in Washington state last Aug. 14 when one of his co-workers noticed a strange smell.
BATTLE MOUNTAIN, Nev.
WILLISTON, N.D. — Snowflakes and tumbleweeds whip past dismantled stacks of steel that used to be hundreds of oil workers’ livelihoods.
When Iron Man and his band of merry do-gooders start smashing box office records at the multiplex this weekend with “Avengers: Age of Ultron,” the clamor will ring in the official start of the summer movie season. Between now and Labor Day, Hollywood will unleash a wave of sequels, remakes, reboots, comic-book adventures, high-concept comedies and the usual assortment of wanna be blockbusters, all competing for your attention (and your wallet). Here are some of the movies heading our way over the next four months:
BAKERSFIELD, Calif. — In the women’s wing of the nation’s newest immigrant detention center, 28-year-old Silia Ramirez sat Thursday writing a letter to her family.
CHICAGO — Weary mothers with toddlers, weathered laborers and elderly folks hunched over walkers all jostled for position, filling almost every available seat in the nondescript waiting room at the Erie Family Health Center in West Town.
SAN JOSE, Calif. — Hate math? Relax; it may not be about you.
WASHINGTON, D.C. — Photos of Iraqi prisoners tethered to dog leashes and electrical wires dominated the news when they emerged in 2003 and 2004. The abuse scandal centered at the Abu Ghraib prison outside Baghdad aroused bipartisan shock at home, and embarrassment abroad.
KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Never mind the little girl’s name. What’s important is that she was about 10 years old and all the doctors she had seen month after month had failed to ease her pain.
COPENHAGEN, N.Y. — Copenhagen, Denmark, has nothing on Copenhagen, N.Y., where a flier in the post office trumpets upcoming snowmobile drag races and the sound of an occasional “splat!” signals the plummet of an icy chunk from a weary roof onto Main Street.