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The St. James vineyard at the Abbey of New Clairvaux. The 20 brothers of the abbey belong to an order with a tradition of winemaking that dates back nearly 900 years. Lisa Morehouse for NPR hide caption

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The Salt

These Vintner Monks Turn Wilderness Into The Divine Gift Of Wine

In a part of Northern California better known for cattle ranches than grapes, the monks of New Clairvaux abbey are cultivating the art of winemaking. The hard work feeds the spirit and the coffers.

People who oppose repealing the personal belief exemption gathered outside California's Capitol in Sacramento on Wednesday. Pauline Bartolone/Capital Public Radio hide caption

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Bill To Limit Vaccine Exemptions Moves A Step Closer In California

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Missouri Auditor Tom Schweich committed suicide following political attacks during his campaign for governor. His press secretary, Spence Jackson, committed suicide just one month later. Jeff Roberson/AP hide caption

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Suicides By Missouri Politicians Raise Questions About State Ethics

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No Medicine for Regret Mogwai
Deesh Mogwai
Golden Years James Murphy

The Sts. Peter and Paul Basilica is in Rome's EUR district. The area has seen a rise in prostitution, and authorities have approved plans for a red light zone where prostitution will be officially tolerated in certain areas. While much of the community appears to support the move, Catholic groups are among those opposed, saying it legitimizes the exploitation of women. Filippo Monteforte/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Rome's Plan For Prostitutes Upsets Sex Workers And The Catholic Church

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Ralph Sharon, who performed with Tony Bennett for over 40 years, plays in his hometown of Boulder, Colo. in 2010. Scott D. Smith/Retna/Corbis hide caption

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Remembering Ralph Sharon, Tony Bennett's Pianist

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I Left My Heart in San Francisco Tony Bennett
Birth El Ten Eleven
Bowen Island Kaki King
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Solipsist Kaki King
Hotel The Antlers
Boogie Stop Shuffle Charles Mingus
Fifty-First Street Blues [Take 4] Charles Mingus
Montana Tycho
Awake Tycho

Night in Port-au-Prince, Haiti. Analysts warn a sudden energy shortage in the Caribbean could create security problems not far from U.S. shores and even trigger mass migration. But thanks to its domestic energy boom, the U.S. has a rare opportunity to get out in front of the crisis and possibly build some goodwill of its own. Hector Retamal/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Obama To Address Caribbean's 'Economic Achilles' Heel' — Energy

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Monique Yusizanna Ouz, 66, is going to have electricity for the first time in her life. Carrie Kahn/NPR hide caption

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She's 66 And Finally Getting Electricity. Bring On The Ice Cream!

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G (Instrumental) Fabrice Rouzier
While We're Still Young Pnut
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Doctors Make House Calls On Tablets Carried By Houston Firefighters

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Hallogallo Neu!
Für Immer (Forever) Neu!
Exogenesis: Symphony, Pt. 1: Overture Muse

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These Vintner Monks Turn Wilderness Into The Divine Gift Of Wine

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Antiphon "In Paradisum" et Psalmus 121 (122) Cistercian Monks of Stift Heiligenkreuz
Perpetuum Mobile Penguin Cafe Orchestra
Return to Hot Chicken [Instrumental] Yo La Tengo

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