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

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Appeals Court Rejects Part Of Health Care Law

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Letters: Angry Teachers And A Clattering Coaster

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Europe Fuels Another Volatile Day On Wall St.

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