From A Single Charter School, A Movement Grows

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Battle Over Michigan's New Swine Rules Goes Hog Wild

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Grimes Sweetcorn worker Paulette Vandyke waits to sell fresh corn in Grimes, Iowa. The drought has pushed the price of corn per bushel up nearly 40 percent in the past two months. Justin Sullivan/Getty Images hide caption

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Despite Drought, Some Corn Farmers Reap Bounty

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George Takei rehearses a scene from Allegiance, a new musical inspired by Takei's childhood in Japanese-American internment camps during World War II. Jeffrey Weiser/Courtesy of The Old Globe hide caption

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George Takei Takes Story Of Internment To The Stage

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Seals' Comeback Spells Trouble For Mass. Coast

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The skyline of the northern Brickell neighborhood in downtown Miami. Its residential population has more than doubled in the past decade. Marc Averette/Wikimedia Commons hide caption

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Parks Vie For Space In Miami's Forest Of Condos

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The Dangerous Streets Of ... Ann Arbor? Harry Dolan sets his David Loogan crime series in the university town of Ann Arbor, Mich., which is also home to Borders' flagship book store (right of mural), a now-empty writers landmark. Jens Wessling/via Flickr hide caption

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Michigan Author Dreams Up A Deadlier Ann Arbor

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Heath Powers, a project manager at the Los Alamos National Laboratory's "tree torture" lab, climbs through a maze of wiring outside a tree chamber. David Gilkey/NPR hide caption

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'Torture Lab' Kills Trees To Learn How To Save Them

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Voting As A 'Responsibility': How Hard Should It Be?

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Republican vice presidential candidate Rep. Paul Ryan speaks at a campaign event in Fayetteville, N.C., on Thursday. Sara D. Davis/AP hide caption

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In Akin's Wake, Ryan Defends Anti-Abortion Record

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Linda Wendt is the owner of a restaurant on Lake Winnebago in Wisconsin. Republican Mitt Romney "has done what I've done, so I can relate to him," she says. "He knows what business goes through and what it takes to run a business." John W. Poole/NPR hide caption

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Wis. Business Owner Relates To Romney's Resume

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Wisconsin state Sen. Jessica King stands at the corner of Main Street and Algoma Boulevard in downtown Oshkosh. She won her seat in a senatorial recall campaign last year. John W. Poole/NPR hide caption

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Wis. State Senator Connects Her Politics To Her Past

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Patricia and Steven Cumber run the Food Tailor food truck in downtown Oshkosh, Wis. It's their primary source of income after Steven lost his job as a welder. John W. Poole/NPR hide caption

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In Wis. Swing County, Voters Criticize 'Handouts'

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Joan Kaeding is a reference assistant at the Oshkosh Public Library. NPR talked to her at New Moon Cafe in downtown Oshkosh. She says she's fielding lots of questions at the library about the new health care law. John W. Poole/NPR hide caption

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Weary Wis. Union Workers Face Another Campaign

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Lobsterman Genevieve Kurilec holds a lobster caught while fishing along Deer Isle, Maine. Kurilec says more women are beginning to captain their own lobster boats. Chris Arnold/NPR hide caption

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She's No Man; She's A Lobsterman

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