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Kansas' 2012 Tax Cut Experiment Could Serve As A Cautionary Tale

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Firefighters Battle The 5th Largest Blaze In California's History

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Kelly Kuhns's 2-year-old son Oliver was born with Down syndrome. She says that she was shocked when a prenatal test revealed a Trisomy 21 mutation. But, she says, "he's still a baby. He's still worthy of a life just like everybody else." Sarah McCammon/NPR hide caption

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Down Syndrome Families Divided Over Abortion Ban

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Tillerson Says He Would Meet With North Koreans, Even Without Denuclearization Talks

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Signs warn drivers of icy road conditions on Interstate 66 in Fairfax County, Va., in March 2014. The state's Department of Transportation recently added rush hour tolls to the road, using dynamic pricing, which continuously adjusts the cost based on congestion. Karen Bleier/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Are $40 Toll Roads The Future?

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Kam Franklin (left) is lead singer of The Suffers, a band from Houston that started touring three years ago. Amber Daniel is lead singer and bassist of Blame the Youth from North Carolina. They're preparing for their first tour. Courtesy of Jay Bee Zay and Allison Slade hide caption

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How To Survive Playing To An Empty Room And Other Advice For A Band's First Tour

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San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee Dies At 65

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Voters In Alabama Split As They Go To Polls To Decide State's Next U.S. Senator

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All Eyes Are On Alabama's Special U.S. Senate Election

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How Repealing Net Neutrality Could Affect Schools' Internet Access

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Writer Will Leitch Defends His Position That The NFL Is Ending

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A tractor uses a leaf blower to gather the fallen leaves on the North Lawn as the sun rises over the White House on Nov. 18, 2017. Alex Brandon/AP hide caption

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Survey Shows Americans Expressing Greater Concern About Government Corruption

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What's At Stake With Alabama's Special Election?

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