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All Things Considered for January 20, 2013

A grizzly bear roams near Beaver Lake in Yellowstone National Park, Wyo. Some environmentalists hope President Obama lives up to campaign promises regarding climate change in his second term. Jim Urquhart/AP hide caption

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Will The Grass Be Greener In Obama's Second Term?

Will The Grass Be Greener In Obama's Second Term?

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Former Anti-GMO Activist Says Science Changed His Mind

Former Anti-GMO Activist Says Science Changed His Mind

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Washington, D.C., bartender Jim Hewes distills presidential history into cocktails. Liz Baker/NPR hide caption

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Distilling Presidential History Into 44 Cocktails

Distilling Presidential History Into 44 Cocktails

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An Inaugural Memory: President Lincoln's Food Fight

An Inaugural Memory: President Lincoln's Food Fight

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For Sean Lennon, Music Is Not A Solo Act

For Sean Lennon, Music Is Not A Solo Act

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All Things Considered for January 19, 2013

New education standards place more emphasis on nonfiction reading and writing over fiction works. Some say this could lead students away from a passionate engagement with literature. Chris Sadowski /iStockphoto hide caption

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New Reading Standards Aim To Prep Kids For College — But At What Cost?

New Reading Standards Aim To Prep Kids For College — But At What Cost?

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President Obama gives a speech on Inauguration Day four years ago. Since then, Florida-based Politifact has been tracking his success keeping campaign promises. It released its report card this week. Charles Dharapak/AP hide caption

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On Campaign Promises Report Card, Obama Did 'Pretty Well'

On Campaign Promises Report Card, Obama Did 'Pretty Well'

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Tacoma, Wash., tops The Advocate magazine's list of "Gayest Cities in America." It was followed by Springfield, Mass., and Spokane, Wash. Advocate editor Matthew Breen says marriage equality gave the advantage to cities in Washington state this year. USGS Cascades Volcano Observatory hide caption

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How Did Tacoma, Wash., Get To Be America's 'Gayest City'?

How Did Tacoma, Wash., Get To Be America's 'Gayest City'?

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