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Twain's Summer Home: Visiting Elmira, N.Y.

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Service members handcuffed themselves to the White House fence during an April protest for gay rights. The potential repeal of the "don't ask, don't tell" policy barring openly gay troops from serving raises practical questions about housing and fairness for the Pentagon. Pablo Martinez Monsivais/AP hide caption

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Potential 'Don't Ask' Repeal Raises Practical Questions

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Drug Tunnel Discovery Signals New Cartel In Town

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Imagine A Saturday Without Mail

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Blake Mycoskie, 34, who calls himself the Chief Shoe Giver, created a business model that lets him give back. For one pair of Toms shoes purchased, the company gives one pair away -- from the Gulf Coast to Argentina to Ethiopia. Courtesy of Toms hide caption

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'Soul Mates': Shoe Entrepreneur Finds Love In Giving

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A cup of coffee could soon cost you more. Prices for green coffee, the unroasted beans, have soared more than 50 percent over the past year. iStockphoto hide caption

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Amid Rising Demand, Price Of Coffee Beans Soars

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Paul Jacobs, retired captain of the USS Kirk, reunites with the Le family, who were helped by the men on his ship 35 years ago when he led a rescue mission that saved 20,000 to 30,000 Vietnamese refugees. Joseph Shapiro/NPR hide caption

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Kirk Crew, Refugees Retell Vietnam Rescue Saga

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Civil Rights, Judicial Bias Surround Texas Drug Case

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Brothers Eric (from left) and Tom Hoebbel have the same genes, but they couldn't be more different. Courtesy of Tom Hoebbel hide caption

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Siblings Share Genes, But Rarely Personalities

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Rural Democratic Lawmakers Join Endangered List

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Wild turkeys cross a street in La Conner, Wash., where the birds have called home since 2004. La Conner's town council recently voted to remove the flock due to sanitation concerns. Marilyn Dunstan/Getty Images hide caption

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Charm Gone, Town Kicks Out Free-Ranging Turkeys

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The Dirty Truth About That Other Jersey Shore

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California Gov.-elect Jerry Brown speaks during a news conference at his campaign headquarters on Nov. 3, in Oakland, California. David Paul Morris/Getty Images hide caption

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The Reinvention Of Calif.'s New And Former Governor

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Calif. Upholds In-State Tuition For Illegal Immigrants

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This sculpture of a Homo neanderthalensis adult male represents Neanderthals that lived between 225,000 and 28,000 years ago. It is a reconstruction based on Shanidar 1, madeĀ for the Smithsonian Human Origins Initiative. John Gurche, sculptor, Chip Clark, photographer/Smithsonian Human Origins Initiative hide caption

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Growing Slowly, Humans Outsmarted Neanderthals

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