Preparing For Debt Fallout In The Nation's West
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Two Washington State Women Weigh In On Debt Talks
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The Dalles Dam along the Columbia River, in Dalles, Ore. Five wind power companies asked federal regulators June 13 to stop the region's main transmission utility from shutting them down at night. Rick Bowmer/AP hide caption

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When Water Overpowers, Wind Farms Get Steamed
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Facebook's Newest Challenger: Google Plus
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In central Idaho, local hostility to wolves expresses itself on signs along the highway. Many residents don't like the wolves because the animals kill elk, livestock and pets. Martin Kaste/NPR hide caption

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Gray Wolf In Cross Hairs Again After Delisting
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Libyans wait in line at a bank in Benghazi in February. The National Transitional Council in the rebel-held city is continuing to pay government salaries and unemployment stipends. Hussein Malla/AP hide caption

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If Gadhafi Falls, Could The Rebels Run Libya?
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NATO Unleashes Intense Air Strike On Tripoli
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At the rebels' outdoor machine shop, they rehabilitate antique automatic weapons and sometimes redesign them. Saleh Likhfayfe shows off the new "grip" welded onto a salvaged machine gun. Martin Kaste/NPR hide caption

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Libyan Rebels Restore Old Weapons, Wait For New
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Rebels were trying to keep the world's attention on Libya, with lights aimed at the news media and aid workers in Benghazi on Sunday night. Zintan is a town in western Libya — a region that rebels hope will also soon be out of the Gadhafi regime's control. Jonathan Blakley/NPR hide caption

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A rebel soldier takes a picture of a comrade on May 5 outside the National Council, the headquarters of the rebels in Benghazi, Libya. The rebel-led transitional government is seeking legitimacy and recognition from the international community. Rodrigo Abd/AP hide caption

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Libyan Rebel Government Works To Boost Legitimacy
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Gadhafi Forces Boot Libyan Rebels From Oil Business
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Egyptian Copts — one holding a banner with a picture of Jesus Christ and writing in Arabic reading "Christ, our God, is alive" — demonstrate in Cairo after sectarian violence over the weekend left at least a dozen dead. Khalil Hamra/AP hide caption

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After Deadly Clashes, Egypt's Christians On Edge
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Sectarian Clashes Hurt Egypt's Transition
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Sarah Palin (center) stands with the Wasilla, Alaska, City Council for a portrait in 1998. In 1992, then-Mayor John Stein recruited Palin as a moderate counterweight to the growing anti-government, anti-tax movement. By 1996, Palin challenged Stein in the race for mayor — and won. Heath Family/AP hide caption

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Years Ago, Sarah Palin Was Recruited As A Moderate
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