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Car companies are picking up automobile concepts such as this Lexus SL 600 Integrated Safety driverless research vehicle, shown at the Consumer Electronics Show in early January in Las Vegas. Julie Jacobson/AP hide caption

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Bump On The Road For Driverless Cars Isn't Technology, It's You

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Bombay El Guincho
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I REMEMBER WES GEORGE BENSON
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Dory's Day Out Garage a Trois

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Anonymity In Genetic Research Can Be Fleeting

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It's Legal For Some Insurers To Discriminate Based On Genes

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Garfield High School's academic dean and testing coordinator, Kris McBride, at a news conference announcing the teachers' boycott of the MAP test in Seattle on Jan. 10. Ann Dornfeld for NPR hide caption

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Seattle High School's Teachers Toss District's Test

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Gerald Michael Cain
Sonny Boy Erroll Garner
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Jet Sounds Nicola Conte
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Funk Explosion The Everyone Orchestra

Researchers in Massachusetts and Wisconsin are comparing modern flower blooming data with notes made by Henry David Thoreau and Aldo Leopold. The sight of irises blooming during a Boston winter helped spur the research. Darlyne A. Murawski/Getty Images/National Geographic Creative hide caption

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Understanding Climate Change, With Help From Thoreau

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Washington Square Park Anat Cohen
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Entoto Dub Dub Colossus
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I Wanna Ride You Medeski Martin and Wood
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Republican Rep. Tim Huelskamp, shown in June 2012, says the U.S. won't default unless the president chooses to let it happen. John Hanna/AP hide caption

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Some House Republicans Deny Risk Of Default In Debt Ceiling Debate

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Roads Cross Ravi Coltrane
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Workers dismantle the fence around the remodeled Century theater in Aurora, Colo., in preparation for the cinema's reopening Thursday. The theater's owner sent 2,000 invitations to the private event, being held for victims' families and first responders. Ed Andrieski/AP hide caption

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Aurora Theater's Reopening Sparks Mixed Emotions

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The Flurry (Pt. 1) Tracker
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It's Your Thing Grant Green
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New homebuilding reached a 4 1/2 year high in December, welcome news for an industry that lost 2 million jobs during the downturn. Despite those job losses, the sector is experiencing a labor shortage in some parts of the U.S. Tony Dejak/AP hide caption

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Homebuilding Is Booming, But Skilled Workers Are Scarce

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Grazing in the Grass Hugh Masekela
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