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Could There Be A Tie In The Electoral College?

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New Home Sales At Highest Level In Over Two Years

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Heidi Accola works a stand at the farmers market in Baraboo, Wis. She runs a 1-acre organic farm with her husband, but she says they don't talk politics at home because it gets too heated. Melissa Block/NPR hide caption

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Wisconsin Senate candidate Tammy Baldwin sits with state delegates during the Democratic National Convention in Charlotte, N.C., on Sept. 5. David Goldman/AP hide caption

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Senate Race Tough To Call As Wisconsin Swings

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The buildings will be incorporated into a multimillion-dollar construction project on the same site. Doriane Raiman/NPR hide caption

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Brad Beadell (right) takes his 11-year-old son, William, on his first backpacking trip through Henry W. Coe State Park in Morgan Hill, Calif. Melissa Block/NPR hide caption

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Research scientist Leila Takayama poses with a PR2 robot at Willow Garage, a robotics company in Menlo Park, Calif., that produces programmable robots. Melissa Block/NPR hide caption

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You Know You Want One: Personal Robots Are Coming, But Not Ready For You Yet

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Health Care Arguments Center On Taxes

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Detail of The First Reading of the Emancipation Proclamation Before the Cabinet. The Library of Congress hide caption

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Mark Kelly has a new book about his wife, Rep. Gabby Giffords, and her road to recovery since she was shot in the head on Jan. 8. Courtesy of P.K. Weis hide caption

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Volunteer Dean Ford prepares bags of food to be distributed at the First Baptist Spartanburg's food pantry program.

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