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Heather Liljengren, a field taxonomist with the New York City Department of Parks and Recreation, examines the seed pods of the Virginia spiderwort at Oakwood Beach, Staten Island. Liljengren collects seeds from across the region for a seed bank of native plants. Andrea Hsu/NPR hide caption

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To Rebuild NYC's Beaches, A Native Plant Savings And Loan

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Anna holds the flag that was draped over Nick's coffin at his memorial service. She and her husband, Michael, have created a shrine to Nick in their dining room. Courtesy of Long Haul Productions hide caption

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After A Marine's Suicide, A Family Recalls Missed Red Flags

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Oglala Lakota activist Debra White Plume (left), tribal president Bryan Brewer (center) and other protesters create a blockade to prevent trucks from delivering beer to a liquor store in Whiteclay, Neb. The town, which borders the Pine Ridge Reservation, has been the site of recurring protests over alcohol. Charles Michael Ray/SDPB hide caption

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National

A Dry Reservation Clashes With Its Liquor Store Neighbors

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A Dry Reservation Clashes With Its Liquor Store Neighbors

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The-Dream performing in New York City in May. Daniel Zuchnik/Getty Images hide caption

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The Record

The-Dream: Why We All Need R&B

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The-Dream: Why We All Need R&B

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Leaders take part in the G-8 summit in Northern Ireland on Tuesday. Their discussions included tax-avoidance issues. Ben Stansall/WPA Pool/Getty Images hide caption

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G-8 Nations Pledge To Crack Down On Corporate Tax Evaders

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Legos and other interlocking toys are only one kind of blocks that remain popular with kids. iStockphoto.com hide caption

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Media For Kids And Teens

From Classic Toys To New Twists, Kids Go Back To Blocks

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From Classic Toys To New Twists, Kids Go Back To Blocks

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A 13-year-old girl gets an HPV vaccination from Judith Schaechter, a pediatrician at the University of Miami, in 2011. Joe Raedle/Getty Images hide caption

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Shots - Health News

Vaccine Against HPV Has Cut Infections In Teenage Girls

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Vaccine Against HPV Has Cut Infections In Teenage Girls

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Slim Whitman arriving at Heathrow Airport in 1976. Evening Standard/Getty Images hide caption

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The Two-Way

Country Singer Slim Whitman, Known For His Yodel, Dies

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Country Singer Slim Whitman, Known For His Yodel, Dies

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