Armando's Rhumba Harmonious Wail 0:04

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Bud Powell The Steve Crews Trio 1:30

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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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Angel Sparks Glenn Phillips 0:15

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I'll Be Home Glenn Phillips 0:30

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Snowflake Waltz John Jorgenson 0:31

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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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Hopper Joan Jeanrenaud, PC Munoz 1:30

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The Key Role Laika & the Cosmonauts 0:03

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Match Subthunk 0:55

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Happy Hour Tin Hat Trio 0:07

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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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Christo Redemptor Charlie Musselwhite 0:17

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Ends and Odds Jimmy Reed 0:30

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Hearst Magazines chairwoman Cathie Black shown earlier this month after New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg announced her as his choice to be the next chancellor of the city's public schools. Seth Wenig /AP hide caption

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The Peacocks Esperanza Spalding 0:17

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President Obama walks at the White House with presidential debt commission co-chairs Erskine Bowles (left) and Alan Simpson. Alex Wong/Getty Images hide caption

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One More Time Around The Majestic Arrows 0:07

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Commuter Iceman John Jorgenson 2:00

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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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The American Seasons: Spring Mark O'Connor, Metamorphosen Chamber Orchestra et. al. 0:15

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Nineveh E.S. Posthumus 0:55

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