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Amy Goldman, known for her gardens and her illustrated coffee-table books about plants, has donated $1 million to a pro-Obama superPAC. Sandi Fellman hide caption

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Million-Dollar Donors

Melons, Squash, Cash: A Million-Dollar Donor Sprouts

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Melons, Squash, Cash: A Million-Dollar Donor Sprouts

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Justice Bernette Johnson is at the center of a legal battle over whether she will be the next chief justice of the Louisiana Supreme Court. Louisiana Supreme Court/AP hide caption

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National

La. Court In Racially Charged Power Struggle, Again

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La. Court In Racially Charged Power Struggle, Again

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The Boot Hill cemetery in Tombstone, Ariz., is filled with the graves of men who met their end in the Wild West. While there are many such cemeteries in the Western U.S., Tombstone's is considered the most famous. Ted Robbins/NPR hide caption

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Dead Stop

A Wild Resting Place For Gunslingers And Cowboys

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A Wild Resting Place For Gunslingers And Cowboys

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Israeli army tractors demolish a Palestinian home on Nov. 24, 2011, in the village of Yatta near Hebron, reported to be in Area C, an Israeli-controlled section of the West Bank. Recently, Israel has issued orders to evacuate and demolish more Palestinian communities in Area C, the largest section of the West Bank. Abed Al Hashlamoun/EPA/Landov hide caption

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Middle East

Palestinians Fear New Israeli Moves In West Bank

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Palestinians Fear New Israeli Moves In West Bank

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A car burns after riots break out in front of a luxury hotel in central Cairo on Aug. 2. Cairo and other parts of Egypt have seen an increase in crime and lawlessness since the country's revolution last year. AP hide caption

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Africa

Once Safe, Cairo's Streets Now Plagued By Crime

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Once Safe, Cairo's Streets Now Plagued By Crime

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A commercially harvested crayfish from Lake Tahoe near Incline Village, Nev., in July. Max Whittaker/Prime for NPR hide caption

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Crayfish Go On The Menu To Restore Lake Tahoe's Blue Hue

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A newly discovered disease in boa constrictors could provide the missing link in the latent Ebola virus. iStockphoto.com hide caption

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Shots - Health News

How A Virus In Snakes Could Offer Clues To Ebola In Humans

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How A Virus In Snakes Could Offer Clues To Ebola In Humans

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Google's Android 3.0 Honeycomb OS is demonstrated on a Motorola Xoon tablet during a media event at Google headquarters on Feb. 2, 2011. Google acquired Motorola Mobility in August 2011 for $12.5 billion. Justin Sullivan/Getty Images hide caption

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All Tech Considered

Despite Layoffs, Google's Motorola Strategy Aims At Innovation

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Despite Layoffs, Google's Motorola Strategy Aims At Innovation

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Fitness advocate Richard Simmons, wearing his signature shorts and tank top, leads Capitol Hill staff and visitors through an exercise routine July 24, 2008, in Washington, D.C. Tim Sloan/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Reporter's Notebook

Through Thick And Thin, Simmons Is Still Sweatin'

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Through Thick And Thin, Simmons Is Still Sweatin'

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Telemundo anchor and reporter Jose Diaz-Balart made a notable, if fleeting, appearance during NBC's Republican primary debate last summer. This past June, NBC News and Telemundo announced they would be collaborating on the rest of their 2012 election coverage. Steve Mitchell/AP hide caption

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Media

Eyeing Latinos, NBC News Snuggles Up To Telemundo

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Eyeing Latinos, NBC News Snuggles Up To Telemundo

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Vaddey Ratner's novel is derived from her own experiences — she spent four years of her youth working in forced labor under the Khmer Rouge. Kristina Sherk/Simon & Schuster hide caption

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Author Interviews

In The 'Shadow' Of Death, Stories Survive

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In The 'Shadow' Of Death, Stories Survive

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