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Tree Counter Is Astonished By How Many Trees There Are

Earth is home to more than 3 trillion trees, a new map of forest density shows. That's more than anyone realized. But the total is also down about 46 percent since the first humans arrived.

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Spreading The Word: Obamacare Is For Native Americans, Too

Many Native Americans rely entirely on free care from the financially strapped Indian Health Service. Advocates say signing up for coverage under the Affordable Care Act can broaden their choices.

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The Salt

Dock-To-Dish Model Connects Chefs To Local Fishermen

Prominent chefs are signing up for restaurant-supported fisheries: They commit to buying fresh-caught seafood, whatever the species, from local small fishermen. A pilot program launched in California.

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Music Interviews

'Slow Down And Be There': Lizz Wright On Singing To The Present

"There's a beautiful, kind of seductive trap in being autobiographical in our writing of songs: We just get stuck in our own syrup," says the soul artist.

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KEXP Presents: Wilco

The band sounds refreshed as it performs "Random Name Generator" to a rapturous crowd.

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Here's What We Know About The Kentucky Clerk Refusing Marriage Licenses

The Rowan County clerk who has become a divisive figure in the national debate on gay marriage has been summoned to a federal court for a hearing on whether to hold her in contempt.

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Director Of Taylor Swift's New Video Defends His Work

"Wildest Dreams" depicts a love story set in Africa around 1950, Joseph Kahn notes. It did not have a political agenda, he says, and it did have people of color both in front of the camera and on the creative team.

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