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Romanian-German writer Herta Mueller speaks during the Nobel Lecture in Literature on Monday in Stockholm. Claudio Bresciani/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Mueller's Nobel-Winning Memories Of A Small Town

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Soon, ranchers like this one might be able to use their land to offset carbon emissions. Some are excited that they could use the land to earn a profit, while others don't want to invest in the idea just yet. Charlie Riedel/AP hide caption

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Environment

Scientists Help Ranchers Wrangle Carbon Emissions

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Scientists Help Ranchers Wrangle Carbon Emissions

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Edoardo Zanon built and plays the first modern harpsichord-viola, based on the designs of Leonardo da Vinci. Jim Zarroli/NPR hide caption

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Music News

Rebuilding An Instrument By Leonardo's Design

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Rebuilding An Instrument By Leonardo's Design

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Mark Greenberg, owner of Murray's Liquors in Newton, Mass., says he won't consider new hiring until some customers stop buying discounted wines and return to purchasing fine wines. Tovia Smith/NPR hide caption

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Business

A Cheap-Wine Index Keeps Hiring On Hold

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A Cheap-Wine Index Keeps Hiring On Hold

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The Tea Party In America

Letters: Tea Party, Music

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Letters: Tea Party, Music

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