Jackie Robinson's widow, Rachel, who's a Mets and Dodgers fan, helped honor her late husband before a Mets baseball game against the Chicago Cubs in April. Mets manager Jerry Manuel is at right. Kathy Willens/AP hide caption

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Rachel Robinson: Reflections Of A Trailblazer

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Children play on a Nigerian oil-flow station in 2007. Nigeria, a major oil source for the United States, is riddled with ancient pipes and constant spills. That, plus the geopolitical challenges involved, is why much of Nigeria's crude is the kind of "tough oil" that author Michael Klare describes. George Osodi/AP hide caption

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Michael Klare: Grappling With The Age Of 'Tough Oil'

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Plaquemines Parish coastal zone director P.J. Hahn lifts an oil-covered pelican, which was stuck in oil at Queen Bess Island in Barataria Bay, just off the Gulf of Mexico, in early June. Gerald Herbert/AP Photo hide caption

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How Endangered Species Are Faring In The Gulf

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After Mother's Murder, Artist Photographs Prisoners

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What Would You Say To Your 20-Year-Old Self?

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Frank Loesser won the Academy Award for his song "Baby It's Cold Outside." Stroud/Express/Getty Images hide caption

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Fresh Air Celebrates Frank Loesser's 100th Birthday

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Can 'Marriage Education' Help Prolong Unions?

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Women take part in a 1977 demonstration in New York City demanding safe and legal abortions for all women. Peter Keegan/Stringer/Hulton Archive/Getty Images hide caption

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The Rhetoric That Shaped The Abortion Debate

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New SETI Chief On Search For Extraterrestrials

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Professor Unveils Soccer's Hidden Stats

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Sen. Lincoln On Financial Overhaul Bill

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Son Sues Pa. Town For Jim Thorpe's Remains

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G-20 Summit On Belt-Tightening Busts Budget

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Gay Archive Preserves Decades of History

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Michael Chabon: On What 'Manhood' Means

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