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Scandal Threatens India's Economic Growth

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Listen to Hazan speak to NPR's Linda Wertheimer in 2010

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Tanya Lozoya's parents stand by a mural of their daughter in her softball uniform, painted in the backyard of their home near El Paso, Texas. A stray bullet killed the teenager on May 16, 2009, while she attended a baptism party in Juarez, Mexico. She is one of more than 30,000 casualties in Mexico's drug war. Monica Ortiz Uribe for NPR hide caption

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Jazz musicians striking out on their own. From left, Sam Newsome (photographer credit: Takashi Kubo), Matthew Shipp (photographer credit: Lena Adasheva) and Theo Bleckmann (photographer credit: Susie Knoll/München). Courtesy of the artists hide caption

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The Year In Music: Jazz Pared All The Way Down

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