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FAA May Stop Making You Power Off Those Electronics

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Hiking Trail From Mexico To Canada More Popular Than Ever

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Party On: Legislation passed last week allows the Federal Helium Reserve to continue selling the stockpiled gas. Above, Jonathan Trappe launches his 370-balloon craft from Caribou, Maine, in an attempt to cross the Atlantic Ocean on Sept. 12. Alexandre Ayre/Barcroft Media/Landov hide caption

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Here's Something Congress Can Agree On: Helium

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Justice Department Sues North Carolina Over Voter ID Law

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Latino Rebels: Getting Stories From The Ground Up

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Same-Sex Marriage: N.J. Judge Says Separate Is Unequal

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Wis. Rep. Moves To Legalize Plastic Duck Races

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Beer Promotion Fills Seats For Jaguar's Game

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Inside the Capitol, lawmakers are battling over health care and the budget. Outside, many government services may come to a stop at midnight. Win McNamee/Getty Images hide caption

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From 'Morning Edition': NPR's Ailsa Chang on what's expected to happen Monday

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Paris, Texas, May Fulfill Years-Old City Services Promise

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Yankees Say Goodbye To Rivera And His Cut Fastball

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From 'Morning Edition': NPR's Ailsa Chang on what's expected to happen Monday

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