PIPERS POOL JOHN SURMAN
Mandingo Street Regina Carter
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Women and children at the Dadaab refugee complex in Kenya line up Aug. 24 to receive iftar — a meal of rice, meat and vegetables to break the Ramadan fast. Somalis are fleeing across the border to Kenya to escape extreme poverty associated with the country's severe drought, famine and an Islamist insurgency. Ofeibea Quist-Arcton/NPR hide caption

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No Relief In Sight For Somali Refugees In Kenya

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El Nino Seen As Trigger For Violence In The Tropics

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The Day I Heard Fognode
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BOY'S FIRST THAW BROOKS WILLIAMS

A Libyan oil worker at a refinery inside the Brega oil complex, in eastern Libya, on Feb. 26. Production at Brega has dropped by almost 90 percent amid the country's crisis because many employees have fled, and few ships are coming to the port. Hussein Malla/AP hide caption

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Restarting Libya's Valuable Oil Exports Won't Be Easy

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High grain prices and increasing yields have been an economic windfall for farmers. Low stockpiles, the use in ethanol production and orders from China have driven up demand, and are expected to keep corn prices high. Scott Olson/Getty Images hide caption

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For Corn Farmers, There's Gold In Them There Fields

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The Cotton Patch Rag Jay Ungar, Molly Mason et. al.
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MILESTONES chet baker
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June Hymn The Decemberists
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Dynaco 2 Minute Blues Don Julin
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Night Owl Blues Edward Gerhard
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Networks of Sparks: A) Delicate Code David Torn
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Things Ain't What They Used to Be Larry Coryell
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Clyde Jackson (right) poses for a photo with his son, Clyde Jr., outside their new two-bedroom apartment in Greenbelt, Md. Jackson lost his three-bedroom home to foreclosure in December. Alex Kellogg/NPR hide caption

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Racial Gap In Homeownership Widens In U.S. Slump

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Iron City Grant Green, Big John Patton et. al.
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Nobody Crowsong

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On Location: 'Fort Apache,' A War Zone In The Bronx

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Revolting Children Matilda
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