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Parallels

British Homeowners Build A New Superhighway — For Hedgehogs

Hedgehogs are starting to disappear from the English countryside, threatened by cars, garbage and even fences. But now there's a campaign to save one of England's favorite animals.

The organization of donors led by Charles Koch (above) and his brother David has vowed to spend $889 million to influence the 2016 election. Yet he suggested to NPR he is merely playing defense, not offense. Getty Images hide caption

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LISTEN: Billionaire Charles Koch Says He's Behind On Political Spending

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Brandi Green negotiates the world as an African-American woman with albinism. Courtesy of Brandi Green hide caption

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People Of Color With Albinism Ask: Where Do I Belong?

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A Young Afghan Pianist Plays For His Country's Future

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"Solar trees," which suspend solar panels over parking spaces in San Diego, collect electricity. Generating solar power like this is just one rung on a ladder the city will have to climb to reach 100 percent renewable energy by 2035. Clare Trageser /KPBS hide caption

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San Diego Mulls Whether To Let City, Not Utility, Buy Alternative Energy

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