House Speaker John Boehner has represented Ohio's 8th Congressional District since 1990. His constituents have been paying close attention to his role in the debt-ceiling negotiations. J. Scott Applewhite/AP hide caption

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Boehner's District Assesses His Role In Debt Talks

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New Mexico chili peppers are distinct, but locals in the pepper industry have been struggling to compete with the foreign pepper market. A new state law requires that only New Mexico-grown peppers are labeled as such. Danise Coon/AP/NMSU Chile Pepper Institute hide caption

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It's Law: New Mexico Green Chilies Are Special

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Brandon Bailey demonstrates a distinctive approach to blues harmonica on his album, Memphis Grooves. Tucker Walsh/NPR hide caption

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Harmonica Blues With A 'Brand' New Beat

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McCarran International Airport in Las Vegas has had to put off a construction project because Congress failed to pass a short-term extension of the Federal Aviation Administration's budget. The hold-up has caused construction layoffs. Ted S. Warren/AP hide caption

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Debt Battle Leads To Layoffs In Aviation And Beyond

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Campers Mary Church and Jimmy Cong use their sense of smell to detect whether a chemical reaction has taken place. Amy Standen for NPR hide caption

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Blind Teens Tap Into Senses At Chemistry Camp

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For Jennifer Knapp, coming out as gay meant abandoning a promising career as a Christian singer-songwriter. Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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For Gay Christian Musicians, Work Balances Faith, Art, Love

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