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Beer is processed at the New Belgium Brewery in Fort Collins, Colo. The brewery has embraced sustainability, making efforts to produce some of its own energy. Becky Lettenberger/NPR hide caption

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Colorado Voters Get Revved Up Over Energy Policy

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California Gov. Jerry Brown (front left) rides in a driverless car to a bill signing at Google headquarters in Mountain View, Calif., on Sept. 25. Eric Risberg/AP hide caption

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Calif. Greenlights Self-Driving Cars, But Legal Kinks Linger

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In a 2004 debate in St. Louis, President Bush answers a question as his opponent, Sen. John Kerry, listens. Both candidates used a number of "pivots" in their debates. Ron Edmonds/AP hide caption

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How Politicians Get Away With Dodging The Question

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Maregarita Magana, 34, snips off the stem of an early Fuji apple in Chiawana Orchards near Pasco, Wash. State farmers worry that many apples might be left on the trees this year. Anna King/Northwest News Network hide caption

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In Washington State, Picker Shortage Threatens Apple Boom

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Early voting has begun in the battleground states of Ohio, Virginia and Iowa. Voting booths were set up for early voting Thursday at the Black Hawk County Courthouse in Waterloo, Iowa. Ahead of Wednesday's first presidential debate, an NPR poll finds President Obama with a 7-point lead nationally, but his GOP challenger, Mitt Romney, is within striking distance. Scott Olson/Getty Images hide caption

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Ahead Of First Debate, NPR Poll Shows Romney Within Striking Distance

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Denver Health has a network of clinics to keep track of patients discharged from its hospital. Denver Health hide caption

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Medicare Dings Hospitals For Too Many Repeat Customers

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A railway worker wearing protective clothing to ward off the SARS virus controls a line of travelers as they wait to enter Beijing's West Railway Station Tuesday in 2003. Greg Baker/AP hide caption

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When New Diseases Emerge, Experts Are Faster On The Uptake

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Referee Walt Anderson makes a call in the Chicago Bears game against the Dallas Cowboys Monday, ending the NFL's first full slate of games with its regular officials. Ronald Martinez/Getty Images hide caption

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The NFL's Lesson: There's No Replacing Good Refs

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