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National Security

Can Female Marines Carry The Load And Kill The Enemy?

Marines have to carry a pack that weights more than 100 pounds. For some of the women training in the Mojave Desert to join combat units, that nearly matches their body weight.

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Music Interviews

Cuban Music's Most Successful Accident Rises Again

Producer Nick Gold discusses a new release from the musicians behind 1997's landmark album Buena Vista Social Club, and the extended family of artists they've inspired.

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Parallels

Lebanon's Reality TV: Like The Kardashians, Only Less Serious

Maybe it's a sign that the U.S. does have influence in the Middle East. Lebanon's newest reality show, The Sisters, might look familiar. It features a trio of sisters who are into fashion big time.

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