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Dairy farmers are starting to think creatively in order to survive. At Hedgebrook Farm in Winchester, Va., customers invest in a cow, like this one, in exchange for a gallon of milk per week. Hedgebrook Farm owner Kitty Nicholas says if it weren't for the program, she wouldn't be able to exist by milking only 20 cows. Katie Hayes/NPR hide caption

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Independent Farmers Feel Squeezed By Milk Cartel

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Health Care Uproar Swallows Whole Foods

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Eric Ellman, executive director of Los Caminos del Rio, offers kayak trips down the Rio Grande. He's trying to change the way people see the river. His yellow lab, Buster, is a frequent companion. Peter Breslow/NPR hide caption

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Kayaking To A Different View Of The Rio Grande

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"We go through and check everything that's supposed to be done by the letter, and that's all we can do," says Chuck Fredien, a longtime gun dealer and gunsmith. "I don't have a crystal ball to look into and see if this guy's legitimate or not." Peter Breslow/NPR hide caption

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For Illegal Immigrants, Jobs Down, Deportations Up

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In Texas, A Living Lab For Studying The Dead

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American Sikhs Run Billion-Dollar Security Firm

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The Corrido Of The 'World's Best Accordionist'

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Texas Sees First Swine Flu Death In U.S.

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