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All Things Considered for January 21, 2012

A voting regulations sign is displayed at the Shandon Fire Station in Columbia, S.C., on Saturday. Win McNamee/Getty Images hide caption

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'Dirty' Politics As Usual In South?

'Dirty' Politics As Usual In South?

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Pecan farmers in New Mexico are paying security guards to watch over their land. Pecan prices have risen more than 365 percent in just two years and have led to a spate of thefts across the country. iStockphoto.com hide caption

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Farmers Arm Themselves Against Pecan Thieves

Farmers Arm Themselves Against Pecan Thieves

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Jessie Baylin says she wanted her new album, Little Spark, "to be nostalgic but still fresh and modern." Mike Hallock hide caption

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Jessie Baylin: Searching For A Certain 'Spark'

Jessie Baylin: Searching For A Certain 'Spark'

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