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The Salt

Fire-Setting Ranchers Have Burning Desire To Save Tallgrass Prairie

In eastern Kansas, ranchers burn the prairie every spring to bring back grass for grazing cattle. Environmentalists celebrate those fires because without them the delicate ecosystem would disappear.

Jackson Women's Health Organization, located in an art deco section of Jackson, Miss., minutes from the state Capitol building, has long been a flashpoint in the abortion debate. Debbie Elliot/NPR hide caption

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Mississippi's Lone Abortion Clinic Fights To Remain Open

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Monday the Supreme Court hears the case concerning what kind of speech is protected for public employees. Saul Loeb/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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How A Public Corruption Scandal Became A Fight Over Free Speech

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Testosterone, The Biggest Men's Health Craze Since Viagra, May Be Risky

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Test First Before Going For Those Testosterone Supplements

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Fire-Setting Ranchers Have Burning Desire To Save Tallgrass Prairie

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Eddie Izzard is famous for performing in drag — and in French — though he's given up the drag in recent shows. His latest American tour kicks off this week. Andy Hollingsworth Archive hide caption

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Cake Or Death? Gâteau, S'il Vous Plaît!

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