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A weekly pass at Rocky Mountain National Park increases Thursday from $20 to $30, which will go toward paying for park improvements such as picnic tables, restrooms and trail maintenance. Steve Mulder/Flickr hide caption

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Get Ready To Pay More To Enter Some National Parks

The entrance fees at some national parks increase on Thursday. It will help with upkeep of restrooms and trails, but it's likely to be a drop in the bucket.

A car filled with bales of marijuana is seen at a police station in La Grulla, Texas, in 2013. A lot of drugs pass through the Border Patrol inspection station in Brooks County, where La Grulla is located; it, too, is refusing to take checkpoint cases. Eric Thayer/Reuters/Landov hide caption

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At 'Checkpoint Of The Stars,' Texas Sheriff Takes A Pass On Pot Cases

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A weekly pass at Rocky Mountain National Park increases Thursday from $20 to $30, which will go toward paying for park improvements such as picnic tables, restrooms and trail maintenance. Steve Mulder/Flickr hide caption

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Get Ready To Pay More To Enter Some National Parks

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Bill Withers will be honored Thursday night with a tribute concert at Carnegie Hall, which will recreate his celebrated 1973 live album. Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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Bill Withers Can Still Bite

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People stand amid the rubble of a house damaged by a Saudi-led airstrike last month in the old city of Sanaa, Yemen's capital. Hani Mohammed/AP hide caption

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U.S.-Backed Saudi Bombing Campaign Blamed For Civilian Deaths In Yemen

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The purple-stained Rothia dentocariosa bacteria are frequently found in the human mouth and respiratory tract. CDC hide caption

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Missing Microbes Provide Clues About Asthma Risk

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