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Hurricane Alex Hinders Gulf Cleanup Crews

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Each morning, Sean Moore loads up a 1969 Ford Vanette with cupcakes made at a bakery he co-owns with his wife. Once he finds a parking spot, he tells his customers through social media sites where he is -- and how long he'll be there. Jeff Brady/NPR hide caption

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Where's The Cupcake Truck Today? Check Facebook

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BP America CEO Lamar McKay and other Big Oil executives testify Tuesday on Capitol Hill. BP may be forced into losing its place among oil giants because of sanctions from the U.S. government over the oil spill in the Gulf. Haraz N. Ghanbari/AP hide caption

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BP Faces Possible Sanctions For Gulf Coast Spill

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Colorado Tightens Medical Marijuana Rules

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State Medical Marijuana Laws Are Getting Stricter

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Andrew Romanoff is challenging incumbent Colorado Sen. Michael Bennet for the Democratic nomination. Ed Andrieski/AP hide caption

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Underdogs Steal Spotlight In Colorado Primaries

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Can Marijuana Ease PTSD? A Debate Brews

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BP Attempts To Repair Image After Oil Disaster

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Calmer Waves Stir Optimism In Gulf

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Supporters of soft-drink taxes haven't succeeded on the national stage, but a state-by-state approach seems to be working. iStockphoto.com hide caption

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Dan Gates, with Albuquerque's Air Quality Division, measures pollen in the air. Despite a 1994 city ban on trees like mulberry, elm and cottonwood, residents have to wait decades for existing trees to die before pollen levels likely will go down. Jeff Brady/NPR hide caption

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Albuquerque Sees No Letup In Pollen Despite Law

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Qatari Diplomat Sparks Scare On U.S. Flight

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This painting depicts the last days of the Pony Express as telegraph lines were being raised out West. The Express ran for approximately 19 months and was formally discontinued on Oct. 26, 1861. Courtesy Pony Express National Museum hide caption

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150 Years Later, Pony Express Rides On In Legend

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In Swing State Colorado, Voters React To Health Bill

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