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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Endangered Calif. Frog Population Gets A Jump-Start

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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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Erin Brockovich II? Activist Returns To Aid Town

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Retailers Hope To Make Up For 2009 Holiday Season

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Leaks Help 'Black Friday' Shoppers Strategize

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Disabled Cruise Ship Pulled Home, Slowly

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

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Despite GOP Wins, Hill May See Fewer Women

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Democrats Dominate California Races

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Democrats May Struggle To Get Out Latino Vote

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Sanchez, Tran Race Marked By Ethnic Friction

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Whitman Denies Knowing Maid Was In U.S. Illegally

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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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What's The Most-Stolen Vehicle? It May Surprise You

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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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New Orleans Police Struggle In Post-Katrina Era

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Republicans Push To Revise 14th Amendment

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Gulf Evacuations Delay Cleanup Operations

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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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Haitians Press On Amid Slow Pace Of Quake Recovery

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