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Planet Money

In Somalia, Collecting People For Profit

Distributing aid can be an incredibly risky job for Westerners in Somalia, so local entrepreneurs have filled the gap. But what happens when aid become a profitable business in a lawless place?

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Music Reviews

Is The 'Xscape' Deluxe Version Worth It? 3 Words: Michael Jackson Demos

For Xscape, Timbaland and other producers flesh out various songs the King of Pop never finished. But the demos included in the expanded edition provide a rare glimpse into Jackson's creative process.

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Parallels

China's Communist Party Learns The Fine Art Of Public Relations

NPR correspondent Frank Langfitt watched as instructors walked party officials through a mock press conference. Many were reluctant to open up, seeing only the down side of sharing information.

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