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Jeffrey Bronfman, UDV church national vice president; Solar Law, UDV church national president; and Tai Bixby, head pastor of the Santa Fe congregation. Churchgoers participate in a ceremony where hallucinogenic huasca tea is consumed, and some neighbors are trying to block the construction of a UDV temple. John Burnett /NPR hide caption

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Controversy Brews Over Church's Hallucinogenic Tea Ritual

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The Broadway musical Matilda put NPR's Bob Mondello in mind of two other big-budget tuners with plucky kids at the center of the action — and got him thinking about what these shows say about their eras. Joan Marcus hide caption

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On Broadway, One Runt To Rule Them All

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Before joining CCTV America, Phillip T.K. Yin was an anchor and reporter for Bloomberg Television. CCTV America hide caption

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China Seeks Soft Power Influence in U.S. Through CCTV

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Jay Bentley's technique for Cast Iron Roasted Half Chicken involves cooking a whole chicken between two very hot and heavy pans. Courtesy of Lynn Donaldson hide caption

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Prepare To Get Hot And Heavy With This Chicken Recipe

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Some housing experts say New York's zoning code has discouraged the building of affordable housing by requiring that all apartments be at least 400 square feet. The city is interested in finding ways to rewrite the rules. iStockphoto.com hide caption

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Making Room: Can Smaller Apartments Help New York City Grow?

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Sen. Max Baucus, D-Mont., is trailed by reporters Monday on Capitol Hill after announcing that he'll retire in 2014. Mark Wilson/Getty Images hide caption

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Max Baucus Says He Was Montana's 'Hired Hand' On Gun Vote

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Researchers are using small remote-controlled planes to survey the populations of the greater sage grouse. Stephen J. Krasemann/Science Source hide caption

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From Battle To Birds: Drones Get Second Life Counting Critters

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Jonny Fritz's third solo album, after two under the alias Jonny Corndawg, is called Dad Country. Josh Hedley/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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Jonny Fritz: A Country Jester Gets Personal

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