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Eric Ellman, executive director of Los Caminos del Rio, offers kayak trips down the Rio Grande. He's trying to change the way people see the river. His yellow lab, Buster, is a frequent companion. Peter Breslow/NPR hide caption

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Kayaking To A Different View Of The Rio Grande

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North Korea welcomed Clinton to Pyongyang with flowers and hearty handshakes Tuesday as he arrived in the communist nation on a surprise mission to bring home two jailed American journalists. AP Photo hide caption

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Bill Clinton In North Korea To Free U.S. Journalists

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Photographer Annie Leibovitz gives a guided tour of her work at the National Portrait Gallery's exhibition, "Annie Leibovitz: A Photographer's Life, 1990-2005," in London in October 2008. Leon Neal/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Financial Negatives: Will Leibovitz Lose Photo Rights?

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Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi on the set of the TV talk show Porta a Porta (Door to Door) on Italian channel Rai 1 in Rome as the phrase "I don't give up" is projected behind him on June 3. The 72-year-old billionaire prime minister is currently under fire for a series of allegations concerning his private life. Tiziana Fabi/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Sex Scandals Fail To Topple Italy's Berlusconi

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