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Author and activist Bill McKibben paddles toward Follensby Pond in New York's Adirondack Mountains, along the route followed by Ralph Waldo Emerson in the summer of 1858. Julia Ferguson/NCPR hide caption

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Retracing Ralph Waldo Emerson's Steps In A Now 'Unchanged Eden'

A century and a half ago, the poet and philosopher headed to New York's Adirondack Mountains with some notable pals. Today, we follow his journey with a new crew, the help of a painting and a book.

At the State Department conference for people with disabilities, adviser Judy Heumann (center) is surrounded by admirers from around the world. Joseph Shapiro/NPR hide caption

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How A Law To Protect Disabled Americans Became Imitated Around The World

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New York state's 2013 gun law includes a ban on the sale of so-called military-style assault weapons like this AR-15 rifle. Charles Krupa/AP hide caption

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Flouting The Law, Some New Yorkers Won't Register Guns

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A baby helps make history. The Kenyan child is receiving the new malaria vaccine — the first ever that can wipe out a parasite — as part of a clinical trial. Karel Prinsloo/AP hide caption

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Why A Vaccine That Works Only A Third Of The Time Is Still A Good Deal

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A shop owner arranges his goods in central Athens on Monday. Greek banks have reopened, but capital controls remain in place. Angelos Tzortzinis/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Struggling Greek Businesses Choked By Money Controls

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Author and activist Bill McKibben paddles toward Follensby Pond in New York's Adirondack Mountains, along the route followed by Ralph Waldo Emerson in the summer of 1858. Julia Ferguson/NCPR hide caption

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Retracing Ralph Waldo Emerson's Steps In A Now 'Unchanged Eden'

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