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Fishing boats docked in Venice, La., in April after the explosion and collapse of the Deepwater Horizon oil rig in the Gulf of Mexico. The federal government has yet to lift the fishing ban on commercial fishing in the gulf. Patrick Semansky/AP hide caption

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Gulf Oil Spill: Containment And Clean Up

Gulf States Frustrated At Commercial Fishing Ban

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Gulf States Frustrated At Commercial Fishing Ban

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Du Shuzheng rebelled against her family more than 50 years ago to become a female imam. She has trained more than 70 women to become imams, but now there are few girls who want to enter the profession. Ariana Lindquist for NPR hide caption

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Radio Pictures

Female Imams Blaze Trail Amid China's Muslims

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Female Imams Blaze Trail Amid China's Muslims

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From Our Listeners

Letters: Poison Ivy

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Letters: Poison Ivy

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Car dealers fought to be exempt from the new bureau’s oversight, and they won. iStockphoto.com hide caption

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Your Money

New Law Protects Consumers From Non-Bank Lenders

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New Law Protects Consumers From Non-Bank Lenders

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Mine ventilation issues are critical to running a safe coal mine. Here, a rescuer walks through a blocked tunnel in the Crandall Canyon Mine, northwest of Huntington, Utah, where six coal miners were trapped in 2007. Rick Browmer/AP hide caption

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Mine Safety In America

Mine Citations Focus on Ventilation, Fire, Electricity

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Mine Citations Focus on Ventilation, Fire, Electricity

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President Obama examines batteries for electric trucks while touring Smith Electric Vehicles in Kansas City, Mo., earlier this month. Saul Loeb/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Politics

Business, Labor Push Back Against White House

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Business, Labor Push Back Against White House

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Kyra Sedgwick of The Closer is one of many established actors cast as a quirky detective. Karen Neal/Turner hide caption

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Television

Summertime And The Cable Is Boring

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Summertime And The Cable Is Boring

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A player holds two petanque balls. The game originated in France and resembles Italian bocce ball, but New Yorkers of all nationalities and professions gather in Bryant Park to join in the game. jimd_stock/iStockphoto hide caption

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National

French Game Draws Melange To New York City Park

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French Game Draws Melange To New York City Park

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Women wear the niqab, a face-covering veil, as they shop in Damascus' oldest market on Monday. The Syrian Education Ministry's ban on the veil comes as similar moves in Europe spark cries of discrimination against Muslims. Bassem Tellawi/AP hide caption

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Middle East

In Syria, Ban On Veil Raises Few Eyebrows

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In Syria, Ban On Veil Raises Few Eyebrows

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Mashrou' Leila's "Embembelela7" borrows its main lyric from a Lebanese nursery rhyme and sets it to a harsh drumbeat. Tanya Traboulsi hide caption

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The Spin: Beirut's Jam Is Mashrou' Leila's 'Embembelela7'

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