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  1. Bill Clinton, Party-Builder In Chief

    The former president's political portfolio is in keeping with his longstanding efforts to build the Democratic Party into a more powerful organizational force.
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  2. Why Ukraine Is Such A Big Deal For Russia

    Geopolitics is one way to explain why Russia wants to keep its influence in Ukraine, but there are other important reasons, too: history, faith, economics and culture.
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  3. How Yosemite Keeps Its Bears' Paws Off Campers' Hamburgers

    The park's bears have developed a taste for humans' food, and that's gotten them in big trouble. But efforts to teach campers to lock up food are helping solve the problem, a bear hair analysis shows.
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  4. Chipotle Says There's No 'Guacapocalypse' Looming

    Yes, climate change raises the risk that avocados will become extra pricey. But Chipotle says that news reports suggesting it could be forced to drop guacamole from the menu are vastly overstated.
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  5. How To Pick A Candidate In Texas: Eeny, Meeny, Miney, Moe

    Faced with a long ballot on Tuesday, Texas Democrats chose a complete unknown with an agreeable name as their favorite in a down-ballot statewide race.
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  6. For U.S. Ambassador, Ties To Prague That Transcend Diplomacy

    Ambassador Norm Eisen has a deeply personal connection to the Czech Republic. His mother was born there, seized by the Nazis and sent to Auschwitz, which she survived. His official residence is a former palace the Nazis commandeered during World War II and which still bears their stamp. Literally.
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  7. U.S. Olympic Committee Plans To Examine Speedskating's Woes

    The U.S. skaters' hopes, bolstered by wins in the recent World Cup season, were quickly dashed in Russia. U.S. organizers say they'll find out why — and they don't think it's the team's racing suits.
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  8. Moo-d Music: Do Cows Really Prefer Slow Jams?

    Some farmers have long sworn by mellow tunes to boost Bessie's milk production. The science is hardly conclusive. But a study hints at what might top the barnyard playlist. (Psst: They liked R.E.M.)
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  9. Penn State Picks New President: Florida State's Eric Barron

    The school is turning to an experienced administrator. Barron has been president of Florida State since 2010. Before that, he was a dean at Penn State. He takes over a school still recovering from the 2011 scandal involving former assistant coach Jerry Sandusky's sexual abuse of young boys.
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  10. Digging Graves The Old-Fashioned Way: 'This Ain't No Easy Job'

    "I've dug graves when it was 10 below zero and the wind blowing and snowing, and I've dug graves when it was 90 degrees and hotter than hell. I remember all of them," says Everard Hall, who's been digging with a pickax and a shovel for 48 years. This summer, he'll start digging his own grave.
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