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Iraqis inspect the site of an alleged U.S. airstrike in Baghdad's Sadr City, March 29, 2008. Last week, the website WikiLeaks released nearly 400,000 once-secret U.S. military field reports related to the war in Iraq that may provide answers to many unanswered questions. Ahmad Al-Rubaye/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Smokestack Shuffle Wynton Marsalis

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Cory Doctorow's With a Little Help will be available online with four different covers, including this one by Frank Wu, and in limited edition hardcover. Enlarge for full cover. Frank Wu hide caption

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A programmable LED pumpkin at hacker space HacDC, in Washington, D.C., designed by member David Kaufman. Many Halloween purists prefer to design, rather than buy, high-tech ghouls, goblins and ghosts. Jacob Fenston for NPR hide caption

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Monster Mash Bobby "Boris" Pickett & the Crypt-Kickers 0:09

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Every Saturday Night Maceo Parker 0:11

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Big Fat Hen Wynton Marsalis Quartet 0:13

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Bebop Dizzy Gillespie 1:30

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Chinese Checkers Booker T & M.G.'s 0:15

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Potato Hole Booker T. Jones & Booker T 0:57

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WHOLE LOT OF SHAKIN' GOING ON JERRY LEE LEWIS 0:08

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Night Train to Memphis Duane Eddy 1:32

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China's Vice President Xi Jinping (shown here in Tokyo in December 2009) has been promoted to vice chairman of the Central Military Commission. It's a stepping stone to becoming the country's next leader. But his appointment is seen as a sign that political reform is not on the horizon. Kazuhiro Nogi/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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When It Rains Brad Mehldau 0:16

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I Can't Believe That You're in Love With Me Herb Ellis 0:32

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UPS, FedEx and Coca-Cola are among the companies using hybrid trucks in their fleets. Here, a hydraulic-hybrid UPS delivery truck is shown in Philadelphia in 2006. Matt Rourke/AP hide caption

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Sky Lobby Pell Mell 0:09

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Gregory Isaacs on stage in London in 1982. David Corio/Getty Images hide caption

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Dinah Django Reinhardt & Stéphane Grappelli 0:31

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