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Line-sitters waited for hours outside Franklin Barbecue in Austin, Texas, on July 3. Jorge Sanhueza-Lyon/KUT hide caption

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5-Hour Line Turns Barbecue Pilgrims Into Cash Cow For Locals

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"Probably females are better at accessing olfactory memories, but I don't know why," says Robert Bath, a wine and beverage studies professor at the Culinary Institute of America in Napa Valley. "Maybe men don't pay as much attention?" Maria Fabrizio for NPR hide caption

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Indian police in plain clothes walk past vehicles damaged during a clash after the Aug. 25 rally led by Hardik Patel. Ajit Solanki/AP hide caption

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An Angry Young Man Leads Protests Against India's Affirmative Action

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Dr. David Burkons holds the licensing certificates that allowed him to open a clinic that provides medical and surgical abortions. It took about 18 extra months of inspections, he says, to get the approval to offer surgical abortions. Sarah Jane Tribble/WCPN hide caption

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Bucking Trend, Ohio Doctor Opens Clinic That Provides Abortion Services

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Donald Trump owns this Trump Tower building at 725 Fifth Ave. in New York City. It's one of only a handful he owns in the city, though 17 buildings there bear his name. Spencer Platt/Getty Images hide caption

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When You See 'Trump' On A Building, It Might Not Be What You Think

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Oliver Sacks was an author, physician and a professor of neurology at the New York University School of Medicine. Chris McGrath/Getty Images hide caption

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Oliver Sacks: A Neurologist At The 'Intersection Of Fact And Fable'

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