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Armando's Rhumba Harmonious Wail
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Inmates at the Mule Creek State Prison interact in a gymnasium that was modified to house prisoners in Ione, Calif. The U.S. Supreme Court hears arguments Tuesday in a case that pits California's  right to run its prisons against the Constitution's guarantee that individuals behind bars have a right to minimally basic medical care. Justin Sullivan/Getty Images hide caption

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Mexico's President Felipe Calderon (left) starts a wind turbine that will help power the United Nations Climate Change Conference in Cancun. Officials will spend the next two weeks debating how to mobilize money to cope with climate change as temperatures climb, ice melts and seas rise. Israel Leal/AP hide caption

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Officials Aim For Small Wins In Cancun Climate Talks

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Homemaker Lena Hofer, 25, recently went to the community center in Bayou La Batre, Ala., for free food and household goods -- and was reluctantly turned away by volunteers when Feed the Children ran out of supplies. "It's really hard when they send you away after you [ask for food], especially when you need it like I do," she says. "I'm about to cry." Marisa Penaloza/NPR hide caption

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BP Oil Well Capped, But Trauma Still Flowing

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N.Y. Mayor Wins Waiver For Schools Chancellor Pick

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Central Park In The Fall is a 2010 work by "Painter of Light" artist Thomas Kinkade. The park, Kinkade writes, "is a place where a quick cab ride lets you escape the big city and immerse yourself in nature's brilliant color palette." Thomas Kinkade hide caption

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Dark Times Befall 'Painter Of Light' Thomas Kinkade

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