Phase Shifter I'm Going Through Lord Newborn & The Magic Skulls
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Ancient Scrolls Lord Newborn & the Magic Skulls
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Before he became the 26th president, Theodore Roosevelt (center) led the men of the 1st Cavalry Volunteers, known as the "Rough Riders," on San Juan Hill during the Spanish-American War in 1898. William Dinwiddie/Hulton Archive/Getty Archive hide caption

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In 1898, Satisfying A National Appetite For War

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The Firebird Suite Igor Stravinsky
Harlem Days Andre Matos
Music Like a Memory Suphala
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Underwater City Suphala
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Afghan President Hamid Karzai (center right) speaks to locals during a gathering in Kandahar on April 4. Karzai has expressed his desire to negotiate with the Taliban and other militants. But a conference on national reconciliation was postponed until the Afghan president confers next month with President Obama at the White House. Golnar Motevalli/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Afghan Peace Talks Await A Karzai-Obama Confab

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Alap on the Afghan Rubab: Raga Bhupali Various Artists
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Music of Central Asia, Vol. 9: In the Footsteps of Babur
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Jammu and Kashmir Various Artists
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Dodging Social Pressures, Renters Enjoy Flexibility

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Mr. Jazzer Goes Surfin' Brian Setzer Orchestra
Blue Blocks Jason Moran
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Sinister Minister Bela Fleck and the Flecktones
Flight of the Cosmic Hippo Béla Fleck & the Flecktones
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A view of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology campus in Cambridge, Mass. MIT says it tried being nice last year by keeping its wait list much smaller than usual, but then it almost got burned when the school needed extra students. Joe Raedle/Getty Images hide caption

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As College Wait Lists Grow, So Does The Anxiety

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Hooray for Hollywood [From Hollywood Hotel] MGM Orchestra & Chorus
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Night and Day [From the Gay Divorcee] Fred Astaire
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A former public-relations exec with a tough-on-reporters reputation, Brian Tierney is "an unlikely warrior on behalf of newspapers," New York Times media columnist David Carr has written, but "he has come to be seen as a champion of local, involved ownership." Matt Rourke/AP hide caption

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Philly Papers Face Milestone In Bankruptcy Fight

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Bluesharp Mike Turk
S.K.J. Mike Turk
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Rewin' the Woodie Reverb Galaxy
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