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Rare Specimens: An Unusual Match-Up In Entomology

She studies moths. He studies butterflies. But entomologists Alma Solis and Jason Hall, despite their differing research interests, have been married for nine years. Until recently, they were the only moth-butterfly couple in the field.
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Giant Panda Cub Found Dead At National Zoo

Sounds of distress from the cub's mother, Mei Xiang, alerted panda-keepers, but it was too late. The cause of death is not yet known.
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Decades-Old Nuclear Standoff Finally Ends ... With New Zealand

A little-known, but longtime nuclear standoff ended this week when U.S. Defense Secretary Leon Panetta lifted a 26-year-old ban that kept New Zealand naval ships from docking at U.S. bases. The ban stems from New Zealand's nuclear-free policy that forbids U.S. nuclear ships into its ports.
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Women Head For The Hill In Record Numbers

More women are running for Congress than ever before. This year may be the product of a unique political climate, but is a broader change on the way?
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Sportsmanship: What's Expected In Football

An incident at the end of last week's NFL match-up between the New York Giants and Tampa Bay Buccaneers has created a fuss about the unwritten rules of the game. Guest host Linda Wertheimer talks with NPR's Mike Pesca about the violation.
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Doubts Creep In GOP Stronghold In Va.

Winchester, Va., is predominantly Republican, and the surrounding county favored John McCain in the 2008 presidential election. But it's part of a state where public opinion appears to increasingly favor Democrats. Guest host Linda Wertheimer reports on the political landscape.
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Candidates Banter Over The Best Side Of The Beltway

President Obama and Mitt Romney seem to have switched places in recent days. The incumbent president is promising to change Washington from the outside. Meanwhile, Romney, who made his fortune turning businesses around, says he wants to work within the existing political system.
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For Myanmar Activist, A Welcome 40 Years In Waiting

Burmese democracy activist Aung San Suu Kyi has been honored and celebrated on her first visit to the U.S. in 40 years. In various speeches, she's talked about learning to compromise with former military men in Myanmar's parliament who kept her under house arrest for years.

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