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Protesters opposing the proposed Dakota Access Pipeline at the Oceti Sakowin Camp in North Dakota. Lawmakers in the state have proposed bills that would increase penalties for protesters who block highways. Michael Nigro/Getty Images hide caption

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Bills Across The Country Could Increase Penalties For Protesters

In North Dakota, a lawmaker has introduced a bill that would allow motorists to run over and kill any protester obstructing a highway as long as the driver did not do it intentionally.

Meg Ivatti (right), a manager at HealthSource RI, the state's insurance exchange, works with Dianiri Paulino to help a caller sign up for coverage in 2014. Stephan Savoia/AP hide caption

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For Rhode Island, Interstate Health Insurance Sales Didn't Pan Out

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Protesters opposing the proposed Dakota Access Pipeline at the Oceti Sakowin Camp in North Dakota. Lawmakers in the state have proposed bills that would increase penalties for protesters who block highways. Michael Nigro/Getty Images hide caption

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Bills Across The Country Could Increase Penalties For Protesters

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There was a huge jump last year in the number of murders in Chicago. As young people are affected by the gun violence, community leaders look for answers. Scott Olson/Getty Images hide caption

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In Bid To Curb Violence, Chicago Gets Some Ideas From Teens Behind Bars

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A Socorro dove perches at the Africam Safari Zoo in Puebla, Mexico. Scientists are planning to bring the dove species back to Socorro Island, the dove's ancestral home. Loretta Williams for NPR hide caption

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Move Over, Sheep. Doves Are Returning Home To Tiny Island Of Socorro

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Radney Foster (left) and Zach Seabaugh star in the Alliance Theatre's production of Troubadour. Greg Mooney/Alliance Theatre hide caption

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Nashville, By Way Of Atlanta: 'Troubadour' Brings Country To The Theater Stage

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