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7:15am

Wed February 27, 2013
Animals

PHOTO: Is That A Porcupine In A Tree?

Today we learned that porcupines are excellent tree climbers and spend most of their time up on the branches.
Credit Ann Hough, National Elk Refuge volunteer / USFWS

7:03am

Tue February 5, 2013
It's All Politics

Lonely And Frustrated: These May Be The Worst Jobs In Politics

Originally published on Tue February 5, 2013 12:56 pm

Democrats have dominated Rhode Island's Capitol building in Providence for decades. One state Republican says it's an "uphill battle" to sell voters and candidates on the GOP's message.
Myles Dumas iStockphoto.com

Politics is filled with thankless jobs.

It's the nature of the business that plenty of people have to work for highly demanding egomaniacs. Among elected officials, few relish having to spend big chunks of their time asking other people for money, one of the essential chores.

There are certain jobs, however, that appear from the outside to be so hopeless that you wonder why anyone agreed to take them on.

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11:56am

Fri November 30, 2012
The Two-Way

Police Say Three Are Dead At Casper College In Wyoming

Originally published on Fri November 30, 2012 2:18 pm

Three people are dead from apparent homicide at Casper College in Casper, Wyoming, The Casper Tribune reports.

On its website, the college, which has a population of about 4,000, said it had put the campus on lockdown. At this time, students and faculty are being allowed to travel through the campus.

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1:15pm

Thu November 15, 2012
Environment

Loophole Lets Toxic Oil Water Flow Over Indian Land

Originally published on Fri November 16, 2012 9:55 am

Dirty water from the oil wells flows through oil-caked pipes into a settling pit where trucks vacuum off the oil. A net covers the pit to keep out birds and other wildlife. Streams of this wastewater flow through the reservation and join natural creeks and rivers.
Elizabeth Shogren NPR

The air reeks so strongly of rotten eggs that tribal leader Wes Martel hesitates to get out of the car at an oil field on the Wind River Reservation in Wyoming. He already has a headache from the fumes he smelled at another oil field.

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10:45am

Fri August 31, 2012
Business

Bernanke Defends His Efforts To Lift Economy

Originally published on Fri August 31, 2012 10:48 am

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DAVID GREENE, HOST:

NPR's business news starts with the latest comments from Ben Bernanke

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