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Vladimir Lenin in 1900. In our counterfactual history, his career as the producer of the musical Pins and Needles is only a few years away. Hulton Archive/Getty Images hide caption

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A World Without World War I, Featuring Health-Nut Hitler

One hundred years after the Great War, we're looking back at the history that wasn't. If Archduke Franz Ferdinand hadn't been killed in 1914, how would the world be different?

The Chevrolet Cobalt is one of the GM models being recalled for faulty ignition switches. David Zalubowski/AP hide caption

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Delayed Safety Recall May Haunt GM As It Continues Its Makeover

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Republican David Jolly thanks supporters during a campaign rally in Indian Rocks Beach, Fla. Steve Nesius/AP hide caption

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Outside Groups Lay Millions On Florida Special Election

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Vladimir Lenin in 1900. In our counterfactual history, his career as the producer of the musical Pins and Needles is only a few years away. Hulton Archive/Getty Images hide caption

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A World Without World War I, Featuring Health-Nut Hitler

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Jonette Øyen with her Nissan Leaf outside the National Archives in Norway, where she works. Next month Norway is expected to become the first country where one in every 100 cars is purely electric. Sidsel Overgaard /NPR hide caption

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Norway Takes The Lead In Electric Cars (With Generous Subsidies)

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The latest move to eradicate invasive species has put the mute swan in the cross hairs in New York. Eduardo Munoz/Reuters/Landov hide caption

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A Plan To Eliminate Wild Mute Swans Draws Vocal Opposition

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Over 20,000 people live in the Wind River Indian Reservation in Wyoming. Many of them have to travel over five hours to attend a federal court hearing. Irina Zhorov/WPR hide caption

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Justice Can Be Hard To Find With Courts Far From Tribal Lands

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Notes From Nature allows volunteers to digitally catalog thousands of scientific specimens, like this insect from the Calbug project. Screengrab/NotesFromNature.org hide caption

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Evolved Science: Crowds Can Catalog Bugs Faster

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