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Listen To NPR's Special Report On Day 2 Of Elena Kagan's Hearing
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Nebraska lawmakers vote April 9 to ban abortion beyond 20 weeks after conception. The law is part of a national trend of state laws restricting abortion. Nati Harnik/AP hide caption

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Reframing The Abortion Debate: Focus On Fetus
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$11 A Pack? NYC Smokers Pay To Light Up
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TARP Puts Some Republicans On The Defensive
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Mad Dash As Homebuyer Tax Credit Deadline Arrives
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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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Colorado Town Divided Over Uranium Mine
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