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American Airlines planes sit on the tarmac at Miami International Airport this month. Reports indicate that American Airlines has canceled somewhere between 2 and 5 percent of flights in recent days, reportedly blaming a surge in pilot sick days and maintenance write-ups by pilots. Joe Raedle/Getty Images hide caption

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American Airlines Fliers Fed Up As Labor Clash Rages

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Families in a predominantly Latino youth soccer league gather for matches in Aurora. Hispanics make up nearly a third of the city's population, according to the 2010 Census. Megan Verlee for NPR hide caption

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Aurora, Colo., Tries To Capitalize On Its Ethnic Riches

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The Emperor's Himalayan lavender tea is popular at Washington, D.C.'s Park Hyatt Tea Room, but please don't put milk in it. Courtesy of Park Hyatt hide caption

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Health Benefits Of Tea: Milking It Or Not

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A closeup from the portrait that a Swiss foundation says is an early "Mona Lisa" by Leonard Da Vinci. Denis Balibouse/Landov hide caption

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Listen to Elizabeth Blair's report

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With far less than half of their normal corn yield, the Ulrich brothers are relying in part on government-subsidized crop insurance to keep their farm afloat. Frank Morris/KCUR hide caption

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Despite Record Drought, Farmers Expect Banner Year

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NASA says it has found proof that water shaped the rocks on the left, in a photograph taken by the Mars rover Curiosity (left). For comparison, the agency released an image of rocks from the Earth (right). NASA hide caption

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Streams Of Water Once Flowed On Mars; NASA Says Photos Prove It

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La Russa managed the St. Louis Cardinals from 1996 to 2011. He won the World Series titles with them in 2006 and 2011. YES Network/Courtesy of William Morrow hide caption

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'One Last Strike' The Tale Of A Storied Baseball Career

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