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A wild horse roams on the beach without regard to campers at Assateague Island National Seashore, Maryland. Kristen Wyatt/AP hide caption

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Assateague's Wild Horses Get Too Close To Company

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Bigger Situation Leo Kottke
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A wildlife biologist was flying over the Arctic on a routine whale survey when his team spotted dead polar bears in the water. The researcher's report on the observations raised public alarm about the threat of climate change, he's now under an official investigation. Above, a polar bear walks on the frozen tundra on the edge of Hudson Bay on Nov. 14, 2007. Paul J. Richards/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Polar Bear Scientist Faces New Questions

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Russell Zanca, 47, of Chicago, is selling his three-bedroom house despite the uncertainty in the housing market. David Schaper/NPR hide caption

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Economic Turmoil Rattles Unsettled Housing Market

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Students leave after the day's classes at Emma Hutchinson School, which has been identified as one of 44 schools involved in a test cheating scandal. Investigators have concluded that nearly half the city's schools allowed cheating to go unchecked for as long as a decade, beginning in 2001. John Bazemore/AP hide caption

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Atlanta's Schools Work Through Cheating Scandal

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Oil Prices Plummet In Uncertain Market

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Former Michigan State football player Charles Aaron "Bubba" Smith raises his arms during a 2006 ceremony at which his jersey number was retired. Smith died at his home in Los Angeles on Aug. 3. John Gwillim/AP hide caption

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Thinking Back On Bubba Smith

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Noah And The Whale: A Folk-Pop Band, Forever In Flux

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