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Derrick Jennings never goes without his hat, boots or cowboy belt buckle. He wears them so it's clear to people that he's a hardworking cowboy. Gloria Hillard for NPR hide caption

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Compton's Cowboys Keep The Old West Alive, And Kids Off The Streets

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Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor grilled lawyers arguing the constitutionality of new lethal-injection cocktails. Win McNamee/Getty Images hide caption

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It's Sotomayor V. Roberts In Supreme Court Death Penalty Drama

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Michelle McKelvey (left) and Meg McKelvey sit near demonstrators outside of the Supreme Court on Tuesday. They have been together for two years. Emily Jan/NPR hide caption

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Justices Deeply Divided Over Same-Sex-Marriage Arguments

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Feds Say It's Time To Cut Back On Fluoride In Drinking Water

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"It feels alive and it feels electric and it feels like it has color," Chad Clark says of Beauty Pill Describes Things As They Are. Jon Pack/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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'It Crackles With Life': Beauty Pill Returns

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The World Music Education of Philip Glass

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Volunteers search for needles and other drug paraphernalia along Church Street in Austin, Ind., in April. The region has recorded 142 new HIV cases since December, according to the state, in an outbreak tied to injected-opioid use. Seth Herald/Nurphoto/Corbis hide caption

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CDC Warns More HIV, Hepatitis C Outbreaks Likely Among Drug Users

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Donnell Brown and another cowboy move a grouping of bulls from one pen to another on rib-eye ultrasound day in March at the R.A Brown Ranch. David Gilkey/NPR hide caption

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How Texas Ranchers Try To Clinch The Perfect Rib-Eye

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Federal regulators are considering whether to approve the proposed $45 billion merger of Comcast and Time Warner Cable. Joe Raedle/Getty Images hide caption

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Comcast, Time Warner Cable Push For Merger Approval Amid Opposition

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Fresh oil puddles on the white sand in Orange Beach, Ala., during the BP oil spill in 2010. Debbie Elliott/NPR hide caption

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5 Years After BP Oil Spill, Experts Debate Damage To Ecosystem

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Jayne Rowse (left) and April DeBoer with their four children, Jacob (from left), Rylee, Nolan and Ryanne at a news conference in March. Valerie Macon/Getty Images hide caption

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Meet The 'Accidental Activists' Of The Supreme Court's Same-Sex-Marriage Case

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System of a Down is made up of four Los Angelenos of Armenian descent. This spring, they'll play their first-ever concert in their ethnic homeland. Frank Maddocks/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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System Of A Down, Armenia's Favorite Sons, On Facing History

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Netflix's original series Daredevil, which stars a blind superhero, was originally hard for blind audience members to understand. The series was released without audio description that would make it accessible to the visually impaired. TV broadcasters are required to release such descriptions for some content, but Netflix, as an Internet streaming service, faces no such requirement. Netflix hide caption

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After Fan Pressure, Netflix Makes 'Daredevil' Accessible To The Blind

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Lake Mead is at its lowest levels since it was built in the late 1930s. Kirk Siegler/NPR hide caption

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As Lake Mead Levels Drop, The West Braces For Bigger Drought Impact

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A direct, friendly gaze seems to help cement the bond of affection between people and their pooches. Dan Perez/Flickr hide caption

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Scientists Probe Puppy Love

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