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It sounds like an episode of Star Trek. Come to think of it, there is "enterprise" at stake...

It's a wonk-y concept with a Trekkie-sounding name: The Volcker Rule. As in Paul Volcker, the President's new economic recovery advisor. The Volcker Rule is about limiting the size and risk exposure of US banks. If it seems Volcker is prepared to go where no man in this administration has gone before. Republican Senator Judd Gregg cautions against comparing the former regulator to Obama's current team.

Elizabeth Wynne Johnson reports.

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Kids' Films And Stories Share A Dark Theme: Dead Mothers

Why do so many animated movies star motherless kids? Sarah Boxer, a graphic novelist, cartoon-lover and mother, talks to NPR's Kelly McEvers about the phenomenon and the message it sends to children.
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Saskawhat? A Novel Berry From Canada Takes Root On Michigan Farms

Some rookie farmers in northern Michigan are growing saskatoon, an imported shrub from Canada that looks like blueberry. They're also experimenting with it in the kitchen — in jams and pies.
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Why Did Black Voters Flee The Republican Party In The 1960s?

Fifty years ago, when the ultra-conservative wing of the GOP overthrew Republican moderates to choose Barry Goldwater as the party standard-bearer, black voters deserted the GOP in droves.
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Looking For Free Sperm, Women May Turn To Online Forums

Bypassing commercial sperm banks, thousands are logging on to websites where women can connect with men at no cost. Anecdotes abound, but the scope of the unregulated activity is unclear.

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