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With Bullets Scarce, More Shooters Make Their Own

Factories are running at full capacity to try to keep up with the surging demand for ammunition in the U.S. The current shortage has prompted more shooters to take up "reloading," or making one's own ammo. But now, even the components needed to make one's own bullets are harder to come by.
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Growing The Latest In 16th-Century Medicine

A small section of the New York Botanical Garden's Wild Medicine exhibit recreates the Italian Renaissance Garden at Padua, Italy, the site of one of the earliest and most important medical schools.
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Egypt Confronts Obama With Yet Another Limit To His Power

The military coup that overthrew former President Mohammed Morsi has left a complex situation, complicating President Obama's response and leaving him mostly as a spectator. He must choose his words carefully.
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Venezuela And Nicaragua Willing To Give Asylum To Snowden

Presidents of both countries said separately they would potentially support the former National Security Agency contractor. Edward Snowden, believed to be holed up in a Moscow airport, has petitioned more than 20 countries.
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Abortion Providers Sue As Wisconsin Governor Signs Bill

The bill, passed by the Legislature in June, requires women seeking abortions to get an ultrasound. It also says that clinics that provide abortions should be within 30 miles of a hospital. Planned Parenthood of Wisconsin says the four clinics that provide abortions in the state are at risk with the new law.
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Vacation Horror Stories: Battling Snow And Broken Transmissions

Listener Jim McLaughlin adds his tale to our series "Vacation Horror Stories." He set out with seven people from Pennsylvania in a snowstorm to Florida and twice had the transmission breakdown on him.
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What Is Farm Runoff Doing To The Water? Scientists Wade In

Across the Midwest this summer, scientists are wading into 100 streams to collect water samples and check cages for fish eggs. It's part of a large study to understand how pesticides and agricultural chemicals from farms are affecting the nation's streams.
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Americans' Dining Technique Was Long-Abandoned By French

From the European viewpoint, the American style of cutting food can look absurdly inefficient and outdated. Slate contributor Mark Vanhoenacker explains that Americans inherited their "cut-and-switch" table habit from 18th century Frenchmen. The French long ago abandoned the decorative way of eating, but Vanhoenacker tells Audie Cornish, the Americans somehow have held on tight.
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Pittsburgh Pirates Surprise Baseball Fans With Winning Season

Robert Siegel talks to Jonah Keri, baseball columnist for the website Grantland, about the Pittsburg Pirates' amazing season.
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Jobs Keep Growing. How Soon Should The Fed Stop Helping?

The latest data from the Labor Department suggests there's a bit more wind in the sails of the economic recovery. Still, the job growth in the private sector now appears to be strong enough that some people worry that the Federal Reserve might start to pull back on its efforts to boost the economy.

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