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Lamb Boom Has Sheep Farmers Flocking Together

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Republican presidential hopeful Newt Gingrich, with his wife, Callista, delivers remarks Sunday during a rally with senior citizens at The Villages retirement community in Lady Lake, Fla. Paul J. Richards/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Gingrich's Other Opponent: Who Is Saul Alinsky?

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Tiara Brown, shown at the International Duel in Oxnard, Calif., last year, is competing for a spot on the U.S. women's Olympic team. Sue Jaye Johnson hide caption

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'I Am A Boxer': Fighter In The Ring, Lady Outside It

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General Motors, headquartered in Detroit, recovered from near disaster after a financial bailout from the federal government. Bill Pugliano/Getty Images hide caption

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Made In The USA: Saving The American Brand

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Since 1990, glasses-wearing Navy recruits have been required to wear their standard-issue S9 eyeglasses through training. Scott Olson/Getty Images hide caption

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Military Drops 'Birth Control Glasses' For Fresher Pair

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At the JS West egg farm, south of Modesto, Calif., one chicken house has the new, spacious cages that egg producers and animal welfare advocates say keep chickens happier. Big Dutchman hide caption

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Coop D'Etat: Farmers, Humane Society Partner On Chicken-Cage Revolution

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A sign is posted at the entrance to the state office complex on in Waterbury, Vt., About 1,500 people who worked in the complex were relocated due to damage caused by Tropical Storm Irene. Toby Talbot/AP hide caption

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Irene's Floods Dry Up Business In Vermont Town

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Slab City is an informal community in the California desert on the site of a former WWII artillery range. The recent recession has sent the town a new wave of people who have fallen on hard times and are looking to escape the burdens of modern life. Gloria Hillard/For NPR hide caption

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Down And Out Escape To 'Slab' In California Desert

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Sue Freeman, 78, checks her email at her home in Laguna Beach, Calif., on Saturday. She says her eyesight improved markedly since she received an experimental stem-cell procedure last July. Melissa Forsyth for NPR hide caption

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First Hints That Stem Cells Can Help Patients Get Better

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A student paints the Facebook logo on a mural commemorating Egypt's revolution last spring. The team from the CIA's Open Source Center monitors social media activity overseas. Manoocher Deghati/AP hide caption

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CIA Tracks Public Information For The Private Eye

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Former Sen. Rick Santorum shakes hands with supporters before speaking at a campaign stop in Fort Mill, S.C., on Friday. Fort Mill is just over the line from North Carolina, and some voters wish they could cross over for the primary Saturday. John W. Adkisson/Getty Images hide caption

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Carolina Blues: N.C. GOP Looks South With Envy

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Etta James rehearses a song before recording at Fame Studios circa 1967 in Muscle Shoals, Ala. House Of Fame LLC/Michael Ochs Archive/Getty Images hide caption

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Remembering Etta James, Stunning Singer

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The Syncrude tar sands mine in Alberta, Canada. Alberta's tar sands would supply the oil for the prospective Keystone XL pipeline. Todd Korol/Reuters/Landov hide caption

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Rejected Pipeline Becomes Hot-Button Election Issue

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Before setting off on her road trip, Molly Baz worked in the kitchen of Manhattan's Picholine restaurant. She says one of the things she'll miss most from her trip is the Southern hospitality — and the free snacks that came with it. Douglas Baz hide caption

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4,258 Miles Of Meat: Chef, Dad On A Quest For BBQ

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People stroll down a street in Montpelier, Vt., last summer. In 1995, 13.4 percent of Vermonters were considered obese. The figure climbed to 23.5 percent in 2011. The latest national data suggest the obesity epidemic has plateaued, however. Toby Talbot/AP hide caption

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Obesity Epidemic May Have Peaked In U.S.

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