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Texas Republican Sen. Ted Cruz speaks to local residents during a fundraising picnic for the Iowa Republican Party in Des Moines in July. Charlie Neibergall/AP hide caption

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Why Ted Cruz Looms Large In Government Shutdown Drama

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Easier Grizzly Bear
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Did Kenyan Soldiers Loot Mall During Fight With Terrorists?

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It's Not Easy Extra Golden
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Minor Cause Emancipator

This millet field outside Nunn, Colo., is nearing harvest time, when the grain turns from green to a golden color. Luke Runyon/Harvest Public Media hide caption

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Can Millet Take On Quinoa? First, It'll Need A Makeover

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Re-Elect That The Bad Plus
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Migrant workers from Nepal take part in a Labor Day rally in Hong Kong in May. This week, the United Nations holds a high-level meeting on issues related to worldwide migration. Philippe Lopez/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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World Immigration Called 'Win-Win' For Rich Nations, And Poor

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Cuba is sending thousands of badly needed doctors to Brazil, but Brazil's medical establishment has sought to block the program. Here, Cuban Dr. Yocelin Macias treats a patient in the capital Brasilia on Aug. 30. Eraldo Peres/AP hide caption

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'Castrocare' Divides Doctors In Cuba, Brazil

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I'll Find a Way is the latest album in The Blind Boys of Alabama's seven-decade run. Left to right: Ricky McKinnie, Paul Beasley, Jimmy Carter, Ben Moore, Joey Williams. Cameron Wittig/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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Gospel's Blind Boys Meet Changing Times With Open Minds

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Onita Sanders (right), a certified application counselor at the Southeastern Virginia Health System, helps Virginia resident Brenda Harrell with health coverage options at Enrollfest in Hampton, Va., on Tuesday. Jenny Gold for NPR hide caption

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Obamacare Day One: A Tale Of Two States

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Heavy Internet traffic and system problems plagued the launch of the new health insurance exchanges on Tuesday. Karen Bleier /AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Tech Problems Plague First Day Of Health Exchange Rollout

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The Straight Dope: The use of steroids and blood doping traces back at least into the 1970s. Robert Byron/iStockphoto.com hide caption

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Love Of Victory In The Time Of Steroids

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The New York City Opera let its final curtain fall Saturday night at the Brooklyn Academy of Music in a production of Anna Nicole by Mark-Anthony Turnage. Stephanie Berger hide caption

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Chronicle Of A Death Foretold: New York City Opera Shuts Its Doors

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The Ballad of Baby Doe New York City Opera
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