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A watchtower rises above the maximum security complex at Pelican Bay State Prison near Crescent City, Calif. Ben Margot/AP hide caption

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The Two-Way

Inmates Across California Join Hunger Strike Over Conditions

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Inmates Across California Join Hunger Strike Over Conditions

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Royce Lamberth, former presiding judge of the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court, says the court is no rubber stamp. Charles Dharapak/AP hide caption

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Ex-FISA Court Judge Reflects: After 9/11, 'Bloodcurdling' Briefings

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More than 50 people have reported being victims to the "blessing scams" in San Francisco over the last year. Their losses topped $1.5 million. San Francisco district attorney's office hide caption

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Code Switch

Chinatown 'Blessing Scams' Target Elderly Women

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Chinatown 'Blessing Scams' Target Elderly Women

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Trumpeter swans cruise a lake in Centennial Valley. Swan populations recovered in the valley years ago after ecologists dammed streams to enlarge wetland habitat. John W. Poole/NPR hide caption

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Environment

Saving One Species At The Expense Of Another

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Saving One Species At The Expense Of Another

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Cable cars move commuters over a complex of shantytowns in Rio de Janeiro, one of many cities taking part in the smart city boom around the world. Felipe Dana/AP hide caption

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All Tech Considered

Tech-Savvy Cities May Be 'Smart,' But Are They Wise?

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Tech-Savvy Cities May Be 'Smart,' But Are They Wise?

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In this 2007 Ellsworth Kelly piece, four separate oil-painted canvases combine to form a single work, Green Blue Black Red. Jerry L. Thompson/Courtesy of Ellsworth Kelly hide caption

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At 90, Ellsworth Kelly Brings Joy With Colorful Canvases

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