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Protesters hold signs in Allentown, Pa., om July 25 as the Commonwealth Court holds hearings on voter ID laws. Stephen Flood/Express-Times /Landov hide caption

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Elections

Pre-Election Legal Battles Target Voting Rules

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Pre-Election Legal Battles Target Voting Rules

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Craig Allen, left, a research ecologist with the U.S. Geological Survey, and Jorge Castro, a visiting professor of ecology from Spain, survey a plateau ravaged during last year's Las Conchas fire in New Mexico. The megafire burned over 150,000 acres of forest. David Gilkey/NPR hide caption

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Megafires: The New Normal In The Southwest

In Southwest, Worst-Case Fire Scenario Plays Out

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In Southwest, Worst-Case Fire Scenario Plays Out

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Planet Money

In The Kitchen With The Inventor Of Steak-Umm

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In The Kitchen With The Inventor Of Steak-Umm

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Nintendo's Wii U is the only new game system on the horizon as console makers are having a hard time figuring out how to improve on what they've got. Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images hide caption

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All Tech Considered

Is The Cloud In Gamers' Future?

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Is The Cloud In Gamers' Future?

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Science

Web Cartoonist Raises $1 Million For Tesla Museum

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Web Cartoonist Raises $1 Million For Tesla Museum

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