Sonata No. 1 in B flat Major, Op. 45: Allegro vivace Jeffrey Solow / Doris Stevenson
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Eggs themselves are remarkably resistant to germs like salmonella. The shell and proteins in the egg white normally do a good job of fending off pathogens. But eggs laid by a bird infected with salmonella will likely be infected, too. Courtesy of John Ingraham hide caption

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Shaun Parker moved from Menasha, Wis., to Los Angeles to pursue a career in film nearly 20 years after his initial plans were derailed by an illness in the family, but he never lost the determination to craft his own life story. At the end of his life, Parker says, he wants to be able to say, "I was part of something that moved you." Katie Falkenberg for NPR hide caption

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