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The Howl Of The Eastern Timber Wolf

For 50 years, people have gathered each summer in Ontario's Algonquin National Park to listen to the wolves. Natasha Haverty went along for this year's howl, joining thousands of tourists who made the trip on the off change of hearing the Eastern Timber Wolf howling in the wild.
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Thousands Gather To Mark '63 Civil Rights March

Tens of thousands turned out on the National Mall on Saturday to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington. NPR's Allison Keyes was there, and reports that though the crowd was more diverse than the one in 1963, the fellowship felt familiar.
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Justice Department Gets Aggressive On Voting Rights

After the Supreme Court threw out a key provision of the landmark 1965 law in June, the DOJ is taking action. This the department sued the state of Texas over its voter ID law. Texas officials immediately denounced the moves as stepping on states' rights. Host Rachel Martin talks to NPR's justice correspondent Carrie Johnson about the case.
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The Longest Mail Route In The Country

Jim Ed Bull is a 72-year-old letter carrier in rural Oklahoma with the a 187.6-mile route — longest in the United States. Bull talks about his route with host Rachel Martin and the truck that carries him across those long stretches of open space.
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Ancient African Religion Finds Roots In America

African-American followers of Yoruba say it offers a spiritual path as well as a sense of cultural belonging. Followers of Yoruba are adapting its teachings to a modern context, while connecting with their heritage.
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Philly Nurse Accused Of Helping Elderly Father Die

A nurse faces trial for allegedly helping her elderly father commit suicide by supplying him with morphine. Advocates argue she's protected if her intent was to relieve pain, even if that hastened death. Host Rachel Martin talks with NPR's Jeff Brady about the details of the case.
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Second Panda Cub Stillborn, First Cub Fine, At National Zoo

Keepers at the Smithsonian National Zoo, who were elated to report Friday that giant panda Mei Xiang gave birth to a cub, added a sad note Saturday with the news of a second cub, which was stillborn.
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A Guide To The Nation's Most Vulnerable Governors

In all, 36 states will be voting for governor in 2014. All but a handful of those races will feature incumbents favored for re-election. Here's a look at a few who could be toast.
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The Same Tents That Seal Storms Out Can Seal Carbon Monoxide In

If the weather on your campout turns ugly, you may be tempted to fire up the stove inside the tent to cook or get warm. Don't, say emergency room toxicologists, or risk a potentially lethal buildup of poisonous carbon monoxide.
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Hacker-Artist's Mantra: 'Fun Makes The Politics Go Down'

Evan Roth knows how to get a rise out of the people and organizations he targets. Over his career, the Michigan-born "hacker-artist" has taken on Google, the Transportation Safety Administration, and — most bravely of all — Justin Bieber's fans.

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