Jeff Brady Jeff Brady is a NPR National Desk Correspondent based in Philadelphia. He covers the mid-Atlantic region and the energy industry.

Dixon has gathered her Nativity collection from many sources around the world. She says this set is made of banana fronds and was given to her by a friend who was a missionary in Nigeria. Jeff Brady/NPR hide caption

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Nativity Collector Dreams Of Mangers And Museums

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U.S. Becomes Less Dependent On Foreign Oil

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Like many other brick-and-mortar retailers, Wal-Mart is trying to attract shoppers increasingly accustomed to online shopping. In one experiment, it's offering same-day delivery in four select markets. Paul Sakuma/AP hide caption

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To Lure Shoppers, Wal-Mart Tries Same-Day Delivery

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Some Sandy-Damaged Homes Must Be Demolished

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BP Settles Criminal Suit Over Gulf Oil Spill

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Nor'easter Adds To Hurricane Sandy's Power Outages

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Colo., Wash. Voters Pass Marijuana Ballot Issues

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In New Jersey, Restoring Electricity A Top Concern

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In North Jersey, Still A State Of Emergency

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'Frankenstorm' Sandy Churns Toward East Coast

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Austin Mitchell walks away from an oil derrick outside Williston, N.D., in July 2011. North Dakota is now the No. 2 producer of oil in the U.S. behind Texas. Gregory Bull/AP hide caption

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Could U.S. Produce Enough Oil To Rival Saudi Arabia?

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Rep. Roscoe Bartlett, R-Md., at a House Small Business Committee hearing on Sept. 21, 2011. After two decades in Congress, a redrawn district has put his re-election in question. T.J. Kirkpatrick/The Washington Times /Landov hide caption

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