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The Edna Karr High School marching band had fewer than 40 members four years ago. Today, more than 80 students march in the band.

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At A New Orleans High School, Marching Band Is A Lifeline For Kids

Reporter Keith O'Brien spent a year following the Edna Karr High School marching band. Being a member is more than just a way to be popular; the band offers students a pathway to college.

Unlike humans, an octopus doesn't have constant awareness of each arm's location. Each appendage sort of has a "mind of its own," research shows.

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Why This Octopus Isn't Stuck-Up

Some chemical in octopus skin acts as a repellent to the little suction cups on the arms, a surprise finding shows. Without it, the eight-armed creature would tie itself in knots.

Rolando Villazon and Alexia Voulgaridou star as Rodolfo and Mimi in a June 2001 production of Giacomo Puccini's opera La Boheme. Some real-life artists say the story cuts a little close to home.

War On Poverty, 50 Years Later

In Pricey Cities, Being A Bohemian Starving Artist Gets Old Fast

When even a tiny garret in a major city is crushingly expensive, the ideal of the "starving artist" has shifted since the days when poverty was held up as ennobling.

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