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I've learned that a sighting of a bluebird on a bird watching field trip stops everything. We'll pause a long time as people take turns looking through the spotting scope. Involuntary gasps of pleasure, "oohs" and "aahs" and "ohmygods."

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The inspector general of the Labor Department is conducting an audit of the Mine Safety and Health Administration's handling of delinquent mine safety penalties.

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Vinyl's Comeback Keeps Record Pressers Busy

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This item just popped up in our newsfeed - Facebook's latest move to be your prime destination on the Internet.

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GRATEFUL DEAD: (Singing) I set out running, but I'll take my time. A friend of the devil is a friend of mine.

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OK, never mind the national political stage. Americans are pausing to mark the passing of a different national stage.

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On The Political Front is our weekly conversation with NHPR's Senior Political Reporter Josh Rogers. 

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