This young mountain yellow-legged frog, seen in San Bernardino County, Calif., is less than 1 1/2 inches long. Adults measure about 2 to 3 inches long. Scientists are trying to revive the frog population that has been decimated by drought, fire and diseases. USGS hide caption

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Advocate Erin Brockovich meets with Hinkley, Calif., residents during the Lahontan Regional Water Quality Control Board presentation earlier this month. Al Cuizon/Courtesy of The Sun, San Bernardino County hide caption

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Republican Meg Whitman lost her bid to be governor of California. Kevork Djansezian/Getty hide caption

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People shop for cars in Los Angeles in 2009. Brand new cars are not the most attractive to car thieves, though. The most-stolen vehicle in 2009 was the 1994 Honda Accord. Nick Ut/AP hide caption

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Sherrel Johnson, the mother of James Brissette who was killed on the Danziger Bridge in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina, speaks to reporters on April 7 outside a federal court in New Orleans. Former New Orleans police officer Michael Hunter pleaded guilty that day in connection with a police cover-up of their shooting of unarmed civilians. Gerald Herbert/AP hide caption

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Despite the rubble and lack of permanent housing in post-quake Haiti, one positive sign is the vast number of children who have been able to return to school. Marisa Penaloza/NPR hide caption

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A guard stands outside a prototype "transitional" housing model at the resettlement camp in Corail-Cesselesse, outside Port-au-Prince. World Vision along with several other aid agencies has developed these small dwellings, intended to house families of up to five people. Marisa Penaloza/NPR hide caption

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Plaquemines Parish President Billy Nungesser (right) teams up with Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal on a boat in Barataria Bay on May 23. Nungesser has been relentless in defending his parish. He's demanded the resignations of a Coast Guard admiral and the head of BP. And he says he doesn't regret being either pushy or loud. Patrick Semansky/AP hide caption

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Children relocated from the Petionville Club camp in Port-au-Prince, Haiti, walk through their new home at a government resettlement camp in Corail-Cesselesse. Petionville residents are being moved to the new camp because of the risk of flooding and landslides at the current location during the coming rainy season. Lee Celano/Getty Images hide caption

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Workers remove rubble from a destroyed school in Port-Au-Prince in early March. Haitians now must find a way to dispose of the estimated 25 million cubic yards of debris left in the wake of the powerful earthquake that struck the country in January. Thony Belizaire/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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