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Senate Rejects Obama Nominee For Key Civil Rights Post

The clash over attorney Debo Adegbile's Justice Dept. nomination pitted powerful law enforcement interests against the civil rights community.

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Researchers are paying people pennies to take their surveys on MechanicalTurk.com, an Amazon site. Researchers save time and survey-takers earn a few bucks.

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Regina Carter's Jazz Genealogy

"The beauty was in the rawness," says the violinist, who based her latest album around field recordings from the American South.

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Senate Democrats Defect On Obama Civil Rights Nominee

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To Clean Drinking Water, All You Need Is A Stick

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Wonderwall Oasis
Crime Scene Los Straitjackets
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Otto's Journey Mylo
Runaround Mandolin Orange
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A Third Of Nursing Home Patients Harmed By Their Treatment

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Regina Carter's Jazz Genealogy

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