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Bye-Bye To The Home Of A Favorite Internet Conspiracy Theory

The U.S. military is closing a facility scientists have used to study the edge of Earth's atmosphere. Conspiracy theorists suspect it's also been used for nefarious activity — like mind control.

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Don't Be A Jerk. There's A Lot More To Island Cooking

Drawing on a history both savory and sweet, two sisters are reintroducing Caribbean cooking to the world beyond the islands. And they'd like to make one thing clear: It's not just about jerk spice.

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A Flood Of Kids, On Their Own, Hope To Hop A Train To A New Life

Tens of thousands of unaccompanied kids from Central America cross Mexico toward the U.S., a dramatic increase from past years. They make the perilous journey to escape poverty and worsening violence.

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A Flood Of Kids, On Their Own, Hope To Hop A Train To A New Life
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I'm Leaving You Ry Cooder
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California Teacher Tenure Ruled Unconstitutional
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With More Veterans Needing Health Care, What Will The Cost Be?
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Money's Tight [*] Leon Huff
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Larry Wilmore Knows: Heavy Lies The Late-Night Mantle
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From Jack White, A Fierce New Record Raised In Captivity
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Lazaretto Jack White
Tarde Till Brönner

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A London Summit Tackles A Problem As Old As War Itself
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Astral Island Lou Volpe

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Bye-Bye To The Home Of A Favorite Internet Conspiracy Theory
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Chasing the Blues Al Cohn Quintet & Zoot Sims

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A Bone Collector's Basement Of Animal Skulls Sees The Light
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Don't Be A Jerk. There's A Lot More To Island Cooking
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Carnival in Jamaica Monty Alexander
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