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A dark cloud passes over the U.S. Capitol in Washington, D.C. Many lawmakers fear that Congress' already low approval rating will sink even further after the failure of the supercommittee. Mark Wilson/Getty Images hide caption

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This is What Democracy Sounds Like, Pt. 1 Vinson Valega 0:25

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Fly Away Rahim Alhaj 1:28

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Revolting Children Matilda 0:15

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Lust [From Nosferatu] Alloy Orchestra 0:28

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Chi Nine The Mattson 2 0:10

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Joy Broque 1:28

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Revolting Children Matilda 0:46

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Glenn Graham's Jig/Teviot Bridge/Piper's Jig The Beaton Family 0:55

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Feel Your Way Jack West & Curvature featuring Calder Spanier 0:26

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Insensitive Eldar 1:28

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Packt Like Sardines in a Crushd Tin Box Radiohead 0:21

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The Brandywine River/Tom Bombadil's/The Siege Of Popcorn Behavior 0:29

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Where We Went Tord Gustavsen Trio 0:33

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25th & 6th Tuatara 1:28

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Arielle Schacter, 17, holds her hearing aid in a New York subway station. Hearing loop technology funnels a transit worker's voice into her ear, blocking out the subway noise behind her. Ashley Milne-Tyte for NPR hide caption

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Gate 5A Kodomo 0:11

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2nd Gymnopedie (1888) Bill Quist 0:59

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