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Stories for May 12, 2013

Checking More Than One Box: A Growing Multiracial Nation

May 12

Larry Bright holds his 3-year-old son's hand while the boy steps through a leafy playground in Silver Spring, Md., and practices counting his numbers in English.

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For Year-Round Buzz, Beekeepers 'Fast-Forward Darwinism'

May 12
Katherine Perry / NPR

Beekeepers In Massachusetts are taking the mission to save the bees into their own hands.

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Free On Mother's Day, Former Captives Ask For Time, Privacy

May 12
Bill Chappell / NPR

The three women who were rescued from years of captivity in a house in Cleveland released a statement on this Mother's Day to let their supporters know that they're glad to be home. They also asked for privacy and time to reconnect with their families.

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U.S. Gas Prices Expected To Remain Low For Summer

May 12
Bill Chappell / NPR

Drivers will find this summer's gas prices are lower than last year's, the result of a spike in crude oil production. Government forecasters say a gallon of regular gasoline will cost about $3.50 this summer -- a slide of more than 10 cents from last year.

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Attorney For Notorious Clients A Quiet Defender

May 12
Jennifer Ludden / NPR

Unabomber Ted Kaczynski, Sept. 11 conspirator Zacarias Moussaoui and Arizona mass shooter Jared Loughner all have one thing in common: defense attorney Judy Clarke. With her help, all three avoided the death penalty.