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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.

Favourite People Yukon Blonde
Impala Joy Ride El RAy

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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Prayer for Rain The Polish Ambassador
Wander

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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Pusher Steppenwolf
Harry Potter Dubstep Lduk
Born to be Wild and Free Dogo
Conman Coming Monica Heldal
Triptych, Pt. 3 Blockhead
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Plastic, Texas [Instrumental] [Instrumental] Surf Guitar Villains
One Hundred Thousand Fools Consider the Source

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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Flight Hidden Orchestra
Leave the Bones Behind Black Milk & Blu
Bloop Dabrye

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Struggling Greek Businesses Choked By Money Controls

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Mami Gato Medeski, Martin & Wood
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A.J & Atom Soul Square

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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Bridal Veil Falls Chris Thile
Make Your Mind Up Moon Taxi

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