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Increased Drug Use Fuels Debate Over Legalization

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Rite Of Passage: Moving Into A College Dorm

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What does the future hold for I-95? One thing experts agree on is more traffic. Timothy Bell for NPR hide caption

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Flying Cars? Conveyor Belts? The Future Of I-95

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Pelicans rest on an oil retention boom near Grand Isle, La. Mario Tama/Getty Images hide caption

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By Hiring Gulf Scientists, BP May Be Buying Silence

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Scott Burke, owner of Loop Linen and Uniform Service in Westwego, La., says the Gulf oil spill has had an impact on his bottom line. "As the restaurants slow down, we slow down," Burke says. "It's just a trickle-down effect." Tovia Smith/NPR hide caption

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Many In Gulf On Road To Uncertain Compensation

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Judge: Federal Gay Marriage Ban Is Unconstitutional

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Undocumented Harvard Student Eric Balderas faced deportation to Mexico before authorities agreed to let him stay in the U.S. Josh Reynolds/AP hide caption

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The young men pictured in the Boston Police Department's flier of alleged gang members. Boston Police Department hide caption

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When Mary Ritchie and Cathie Bush married in 2004, they thought they would finally get the benefits and protections other couples do. But it wasn't long before they discovered that "everybody" did not include the federal government. Kathy Bush (left) and Mary Ritchie are seen with their sons William and Ryan. Tovia Smith/NPR hide caption

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