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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.

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

May 12
Katherine Perry / NPR
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Beekeepers In Massachusetts are taking the mission to save the bees into their own hands.

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

May 12
Bill Chappell / NPR
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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.

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

May 12
Bill Chappell / NPR
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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.

Attorney For Notorious Clients A Quiet Defender

May 12
Jennifer Ludden / NPR
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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.