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Finding Stories Of Life Among The Tombstones

Woodland is a mostly-hidden, wonderfully wooded hilltop cemetery in Dayton, Ohio. The humorist Erma Bombeck is buried there, as are the famous Wright brothers, their sister and father. We take a walk through Woodland for Weekend Edition Sunday's travel segment, "Wingin' It."
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Saving The Native Prairie — One Black-Footed Ferret At A Time

Biologists armed with truck-mounted spotlights, flea spray, and anti-plague vaccine roam the South Dakota grasslands each night, five months a year, as part of a 30-year rescue mission.
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'Fast & Furious' Star Dies In Car Crash

Paul Walker, the star of the "Fast & Furious" movie series, died Saturday in a car crash that killed one other person north of Los Angeles, his publicist said. He was 40.
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Long-Shot Candidates Look To Keep Hope Alive For 2016

It's trial balloon season in presidential politics, a time when long shots and lesser-knowns float their names for 2016. More than a few of them are simply after the free publicity.
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Boston Says It Has A Plan To Erase The Gender Wage Gap

If you're a woman, you're probably paid less than your male colleagues — 77 cents on the dollar, to be exact. Now Boston thinks it has a solution to eradicate the wage gap. It starts with getting businesses to sign a pledge.
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White House Optimistic At Deadline To Fix Obamacare

The Obama administration set a self-imposed deadline of the end of November to have the major kinks worked out in HealthCare.gov, the website at the center of implementation for the Affordable Care Act. In the hours before its deadline, the site was taken offline for repairs. But the White House says the site is in much better shape than it was two months ago, when it launched and promptly failed to work for most users.
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Women Still Make Less Than Men For Same Work

Despite a host of local and state laws meant to create gender parity in the workplace, women of all education levels continue to be paid less than men for the same work. Heather Boushey, an economist with the Center for American Progress, talks about why the gender gap persists.
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Putting A Price On 'Dueling Dinosaur' Fossils

What would you pay for a fossil of two complete dinosaurs locked in what seems to be a fight to the death? An auction house put that question to the test with the dinosaurs, discovered in 2006 in the Hell Creek formation of Montana. It got an unexpected answer.
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North Korea Says Detained American Has 'Apologized'

According to North Korea, Merrill Newman admitted to being the mastermind of a spy ring. The country released a video of the 85-year-old Korean War veteran reading from a handwritten statement.
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A New Worry Looms Online For The Affordable Care Act

HealthCare.gov is supposed to be mostly fixed by Saturday, but errors in an obscure but crucial form could further disrupt the rollout.

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