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Fresh Air for June 30, 2011

Dubai now boasts the world's largest building, Burj Khalifa. Zakaria says the world is now experiencing what he calls "the rise of the rest," where countries around the world are growing at previously unthinkable rates. Marwan Naamani/Getty Images hide caption

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What Does A 'Post-American World' Look Like?

What Does A 'Post-American World' Look Like?

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Fresh Air for June 29, 2011

Marines detonate a homemade explosive device in the Helmand River valley in Afghanistan in 2009. David Gilkey/NPR hide caption

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U.S. Military Searches For A Device To Stop IEDs

U.S. Military Searches For A Device To Stop IEDs

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Fresh Air for June 28, 2011

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'Rave On Buddy Holly' Pays Tribute To Holly's Soul

'Rave On Buddy Holly' Pays Tribute To Holly's Soul

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Fresh Air for June 27, 2011

Research from Stanford University showed that while Philadelphia had a slightly higher percentage of charter schools outperforming traditional public schools, the city also had many more charter schools — more than half, in some categories — where the students weren't performing as well as they did at their previous school. iStockphoto.com hide caption

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Investigating Charter Schools Fraud In Philadelphia

Investigating Charter Schools Fraud In Philadelphia

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Fresh Air for June 24, 2011

A self-portrait by Rembrandt, valued at $36 million, was taken from the Swedish National Museum in 2000. Robert Wittman, founder of the FBI's Art Crime Team, went undercover — as an authenticator for an Eastern European mob group — to recover it. Swedish National Museum hide caption

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Robert Wittman's 'Priceless' Pursuit Of Stolen Art

Robert Wittman's 'Priceless' Pursuit Of Stolen Art

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Javier Bardem plays Uxbal, a hustler moving counterfeit goods, in Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu's Biutiful. Jose Haro/Roadside Attractions hide caption

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Javier Bardem Reflects On A 'Biutiful' Acting Career

Javier Bardem Reflects On A 'Biutiful' Acting Career

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Middle-school "educator" Elizabeth Halsey (Cameron Diaz) favors short skirts and stilettos — and enlists her students to hold a car wash raising funds for her breast implants. Gemma LaMana/Sony Pictures hide caption

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Class Is Dismissed: 'Bad Teacher' Is Crude, But Fun

Class Is Dismissed: 'Bad Teacher' Is Crude, But Fun

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