Presidential candidate Ben Carson attracted a large crowd at the Iowa State Fair earlier this month. Justin Sullivan/Getty Images hide caption

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It's All Politics

Ben Carson, The Other Republican Outsider On The Rise

Ben Carson is rising in Iowa. He's drawn big crowds in the state and he's catching up with Donald Trump in the polls there. Like Trump, the retired neurosurgeon has no background in elected office.

A wind farm in Montezuma Hills, about 40 miles northeast of San Francisco. California is considering proposals to, among other things, derive half the state's electricity from renewable sources. Carl Costas/CALmatters hide caption

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Environment

California Considers Sweeping Proposals To Cut Greenhouse Gas Emissions

The state is often a step ahead of the status quo when it comes to environmental policy, and climate change is no exception. New legislation includes a plan to cut gasoline use in vehicles by half.

Yours, Dreamily is the debut album by The Arcs, a band led by Dan Auerbach of The Black Keys. Alysse Gafkjen/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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In A New Band Of Old Friends, Dan Auerbach Finds A Few Surprises

The Black Keys guitarist and sought-after producer discusses his new album with his band The Arcs. Titled Yours, Dreamily, it finds Auerbach working with some of his favorite past collaborators.

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The shelf of long-lasting birth control at Children's Hospital outside Denver. The clinic's director said having the devices on hand is crucial, so young women don't have to make a second visit. But that costs money. Scott Horsley/NPR hide caption

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