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Long-Awaited College Football Playoff Finally Here

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Fatal Shooting By Toddler Brings Attention To Concealed Weapons

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Edward Herrmann, the first to arrive for a group portrait session of approximately 100 Tony Award-winning actors, keeps busy before the shoot on June 1, 2006, at the Shubert Theatre in New York. Herrmann died Wednesday in New York at the age of 71. He had brain cancer. Diane Bondareff/AP hide caption

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Woman Remembered As Passioniate Activist For The Wrongly Convicted

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In Sacramento, Fighting Hunger Requires More Than Charity

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Miami-Dade County's animal shelter takes in more than 28,000 dogs and cats each year. In 2012, the county adopted a resolution that the shelter would become a no-kill facility. But even no-kill shelters can euthanize up to 10 percent of their animals. Greg Allen/NPR hide caption

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No-Kill Shelters Save Millions Of Unwanted Pets — But Not All Of Them

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U.S. Gen. John Campbell (left) and Command Sgt. Maj. Delbert Byers open the Operation Resolute Support flag during a ceremony at the International Security Assistance Force headquarters in Kabul, Afghanistan on Sunday. Massoud Hossaini/AP hide caption

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After Years Of Conflict, U.S. Mission Shifts In Afghanistan

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The drought forced many citrus farmers near Orange Cove, Calif., to mulch their trees because they couldn't afford to keep them alive. Recent rain and new groundwater regulations have eased the crisis, but only slightly. Kirk Siegler/NPR hide caption

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Rain Eases California Drought Anxiety, If Not The Actual Drought

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Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla. J. Scott Applewhite/AP hide caption

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Sen. Rubio Says He Could Run For President Even If Jeb Bush Does

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NPR's Morning Edition host Steve Inskeep interviews President Obama on Dec. 17 in the Oval Office, where they discussed U.S. involvement in the Middle East and the world as a whole. Kainaz Amaria/NPR hide caption

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Waiting For A Break: Obama On 'Strategic Patience' In Foreign Policy

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