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  • Buffett in a pinto bean field on the Arizona farm, where he grew 60,000 pounds of beans for a Tucson food bank in 2012. Another goal of Buffett's research farm is to find better crops for poor subsistence farmers.
    Nick Oza for NPR
    11:12am Jul 24, 2013
    National National

    Howard Buffett Battles Hunger, Armed With Money And Science

    Warren Buffett's son, Howard, is using his foundation, stocked with $2 billion of his father's money, to address hunger in the U.S., as well as globally. He's trying to use his farming experience to help farmers be more productive and to get more food into the hands of those who need it most.
  • 6:31pm Jul 23, 2013
    National National Health & Safety

    Laws Tightening Abortion Rules Gain Traction In States

    Texas is one of several states that have passed laws tightening standards for clinics and doctors who provide abortions. Proponents say the laws make the procedure safer. But abortion rights advocates say the tightened requirements are unnecessary and driven by ideology, not safety concerns.
  • 6:19pm Jul 23, 2013
    National National

    Weiner Says He Won't Drop Campaign For NYC Mayor

    Disgraced former Congressman Anthony Weiner is apologizing again after the publication of still more lewd messages and photos that Weiner exchanged online with a woman who is not his wife. But Weiner says he is not dropping his campaign for mayor of New York City.
  • Tuthilltown Spirits in New York makes a clear corn whiskey, and the first legal aged whiskey in the state since Prohibition, among other products.
    Joel Rose/NPR
    11:30am Jul 23, 2013
    National National Economy

    New York Toasts Long-Awaited Revival Of Its Distilleries

    In the unregulated heyday before Prohibition, distilleries in New York produced whiskey, gin, rum and other spirits. Then the industry was all but wiped out for the next 80 years. But state laws regulating distilling have been loosened and now dozens of new distilleries have sprung up.
  • 9:02pm Jul 22, 2013
    National National Environment

    Fish Return To A Mining County River

    The Cheat River runs through historic mining country in the Allegheny Mountains of West Virginia. Coal has been an economic boost to the area, but often at a cost to the environment. The Cheat was one such casualty.
  • 9:02pm Jul 22, 2013
    National National

    Authorities Investigate Possible Serial Murders In Cleveland

    Police and FBI in East Cleveland are piecing together information after three bodies were found in trash bags over the weekend. Authorities believe the killings are related, and a man is in custody in connection with the case. Officials say they don't know if there are more bodies to be found in the hardscrabble Cleveland suburb.
  • Saltaire is one of the vacation villages on New York's Fire Island where Verizon has replaced copper landlines with home wireless connections.
    Dan Bobkoff / NPR
    9:02pm Jul 22, 2013
    National National

    Residents Forced To Live Without Landlines

    Verizon has taken the first step to replace copper lines with a home cellular connection in coastal areas hit hard by Hurricane Sandy. But many customers don't like the new phone connection, saying the new technology is inferior to traditional landlines.
  • 9:02pm Jul 22, 2013
    National National

    Lack Of Leaders Puts Strain On Homeland Security Department

    Fifteen top posts at the Department of Homeland Security, including retiring Secretary Janet Napolitano's position, are now vacant or soon will be. Many are being filled on a temporary basis, and lawmakers from both sides of the aisle want the Obama administration to get busy filling those jobs, too.