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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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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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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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Iraq Debates Law That Would Allow Men To Marry 9-Year-Old Girls

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Artist H.R. Giger, Creator Of Surreal Biomechanics, Dies

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Black Mamba Adam Kromelow Trio

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A Spoon That Shakes To Counteract Hand Tremors

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What'll I Do? Herb Alpert
Mo Money Mo Problems [Radio Mix] The Notorious B.I.G., Mase et. al.
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Is The 'Xscape' Deluxe Version Worth It? 3 Words: Michael Jackson Demos

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Companies Face Backlash Over Foreign Mergers To Avoid U.S. Taxes

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Medal Of Honor Recipient Dodged Bullets To Help Wounded Soldiers

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

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In Somalia, Collecting People For Profit

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Ranchers Wary As U.S. Considers Brazilian Beef Imports

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Soul Sister Allen Toussaint

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Pub Owner Frustrated That Health Plan Prices Keep Jumping

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