Stock prices fluctuated wildly this week after a sharp plunge on Monday — but what does that sound like?
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As a wild week on Wall Street comes to a close, experimental musician Jace Clayton shares his current work-in-progress: linking the stock market to powerful figures of fate, through sound.
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Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump holds a copy of The New York Times in which it was said he wore a toupee, during a rally at the TD Convention Center on Thursday in Greenville, S.C.
The GOP front-runner is happy to pile on criticisms and jabs at his fellow rivals, but he gets testy if you criticize him.
Walter Mugbe, a teacher with the Africa Yoga Project, demonstrates side plank in the Bethesda, Md., studio of Down Dog Yoga.
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A boy loses his father. A family loses its livelihood. The boy runs drugs and picks pockets so his siblings can eat. He is convinced he will die. And then he takes a yoga class.
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Paul Kingsnorth — seen here in front of his writing shed — used a crowdfunding platform to publish The Wake after mainstream houses didn't bite.
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Some of Vejraska's black Angus cows emerge from the smoke. Spotting the animals is hard in this scorched landscape. Vejraska says he would drive the cattle to safety, but the fire is so widespread that he has few places to put them. And it's too dangerous for his sons to round them up.
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More than 1,000 square miles of wildfires are burning in the state. In the isolated Okanogan Valley, where power and phone lines have burned, cattle ranchers are doing what they can to spare herds.
Tony Turner, a physical scientist and folksinger who lives in Ottawa, is on paid leave while Canada's environmental agency determines whether he broke the agency's ethics code.
Tony Turner wrote and sang "Harperman," leading a (barefooted) choir through lyrics that ask questions such as "Who squashes all dissent?" and "Who muzzles all the scientists?"
Eggs may be more vulnerable to freezing than embryos, but that's just one factor that affects the odds of having a baby with frozen eggs.
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Women who used frozen donor eggs instead of fresh for IVF had lower odds of having a baby, a study finds. But doctors say frozen eggs remain a good option for many women.
Dartmouth College Engineering graduate Quinn Connell (upper left) controls the movement of the team's Mobile Virtual Player during college football practice Wednesday.
Two then-students at Dartmouth College built a game-changing mobile robotic football dummy that they say will decrease head injuries sustained from repeated tackling collisions.
Discovery Communications CEO David Zaslav earned $156 million last year — nearly 2,000 times more than the median Discovery worker.
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Starting in 2018, companies will have to disclose how CEO pay compares to median worker pay. A recent survey of the biggest CEO-to-worker pay ratios shows Discovery at the top: nearly 2,000-to-1.
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How the candidates are getting their money, visualized.
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Some candidates are more dependent on their superPACs and millionaires, while others are turning most to small donors. See where the candidates line up based on their donations.
Water spills into New Orleans' Lower Ninth Ward through a failed floodwall along the Industrial Canal on Aug. 30, 2005, a day after Hurricane Katrina tore through the city
People in New Orleans say the city finally has the storm defense system it should have had before Hurricane Katrina — at a cost of $14.5 billion. Now someone needs to cover the cost to keep it strong.
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Musashi Fuchu Little League baseball players spend 8 to 10 hours a day on weekends practicing on this field on the outskirts of Tokyo. This traditional powerhouse team has won the Little League World Series twice in before, in 2013 and 2003, but did not qualify this season.
A Japanese team has again reached the final four of the Little League World Series in Williamsport, Pa. Its training involves strict discipline, relentless drilling and group responsibility.
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Former President George W. Bush sits with Ashantae Martin (left) and Ronjae Pleasant at an event at Warren Easton High School to mark the 10th anniversary of Hurricane Katrina on Friday in New Orleans.
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A decade after the storm that damaged his presidency, Bush visited one of the schools that was nearly wiped out.
Michael Toscano, father of Brooklyn Public Library patron Vera Toscano, in his company truck, circa 1940.
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Using contemporary technology, the "Culture in Transit" project documents and shares photos and memorabilia that might otherwise be lost forever.
A view of the city of Walbrzych, Poland, near where a Nazi train, possibly holding some of the Third Reich's looted treasure, is believed to be hidden.
Deputy Culture Minister Piotr Zuchowski says images from ground-penetrating radar have him "99 percent convinced" of the location of the hidden train, which may contain gold, gems and other loot.
The three-judge panel threw out a lower court ruling that found the practice unconstitutional. Congress has passed a law that will change the collection process in a few months.
Mary Savig, curator at the Archives of American Art in Washington, D.C., says the contact lists reveal a lot about the artists' personal and professional networks.
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While the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force says most women should be screened every two years, an NPR-Truven Health Analytics poll finds women think they should go every year.
Japanese producer Gonno recorded one of our favorite records of the year so far in Remember The Life Is Beautiful.
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New music from Joy Orbison, one of the leading lights of the U.K. garage and house revivals, plus more dance tracks for the waning days of summer in All Songs Considered's monthly mix.
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Two new books, The Gift of Failure and How to Raise an Adult, argue that too many children are being given too much.
The website of the "married dating" service Ashley Madison was the target of hackers, who released customer data.
The parent company, Avid Life Media, has been reeling since hackers released information on 33 million of its customers. The company did not immediately appoint a replacement for Noel Biderman.
Brazilian actor Wagner Moura looks so much like Colombian smuggler Pablo Escobar that Netflix's Narcos uses footage and photos of the real Escobar to heighten the show's realism.
A new Netflix series offers a fictionalized account of how smuggler Pablo Escobar built his cocaine empire. The show is compelling and complex — especially for fans of classic crime stories.
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Elisabeth Moss as Catherine in Alex Ross Perry's Queen of the Earth.
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The latest from director Alex Ross Perry stars Elisabeth Moss in the story of a woman who spends a very hard week in a very isolated place.
There's lighthearted, almost childlike beauty in the way Gabrielle Smith puts words to song. Here, she performs a few songs from the album OK.