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Advantage Tennis: Improving Game's Racial Disparity

Only four of the top 100 ranked tennis players in the U.S. are African-American. But groups like the Washington Tennis and Education Foundation are working to level the court, and create opportunities for kids who wouldn't otherwise have the chance to play.
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GOP Hopes House Hopeful Will 'Change Impressions'

Mia Love is the mayor of a small Utah community, but her energy and personal story have Republicans believing she's a winner. Love is running for a House seat, and if elected, she'd become the first black female Republican in Congress.
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Happier Bottoms In Kansas City, Mo.

Jill Gaikowski began holding diaper drives in November 2009. Eventually nappies filled her basement and the city's first "diaper bank" was born.
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Snakes, And The Snake Wranglers Who Love Them

The growth of natural gas drilling in Pennsylvania has opened an unusual career path: snake wrangling. For Paula and Matt Wilson, becoming snake wranglers was a natural fit. They love snakes, and the job lets them move the animals out of harm's way.
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Maine's Needhams: A Sweet Treat Of Earthy Potatoes

Needhams are a traditional Maine candy made with chocolate, coconut and an unlikely state staple: potatoes. Maine's official state treat is the whoopie pie, but many still look fondly on the coconutty goodie their grandmothers used to make.
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Restoration Done, Iconic Reflecting Pool Reopens

The Relfecting Pool on the National Mall reopens August 31, after a two-year renovation. Weekend Edition Sunday guest host Linda Wertheimer visits the site and talks with Bob Vogel, superintendent of the National Mall, and Dennis Quinn, the project's lead engineer.
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Clean And Green In Fort Wayne, Ind.

Stephen J. Bailey is a strong voice for the revitalization of this city's downtown.

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