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  • A black plume rises over East Palestine, Ohio, as a result of the controlled detonation of a portion of the derailed Norfolk Southern trains Monday, Feb. 6, 2023.
    Gene J. Puskar
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    AP
    Officials say they don't know when residents of East Palestine will be able to return to their homes, as air quality testing continues. Officials say there have been no reports of significant injury from the Friday derailment nor the controlled release of chemicals Monday.
  •  Samsor Ziar does homework in his bedroom at his family's apartment in Akron.
    Kelly Krabill
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    Ideastream Public Media
    Samsor Ziar splits his time working as a full-time receptionist at the International Institute of Akron and attending evening classes at Stark State College of Akron. He restarted his education journey after leaving behind his home in Afghanistan.