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Amber Cooper lives in Modesto, Calif., with her 5-year-old son, Jaden, and her husband, Kevin. She had a liver transplant when she was 10 years old and has to take anti-rejection medication. Deanne Fitzmaurice for NPR hide caption

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President Obama talks to German Chancellor Angela Merkel, French President Francois Hollande (upper left), NATO Secretary-General Anders Fogh Rasmussen (center) and other leaders during the official photo at Soldier Field in Chicago during the NATO summit Sunday. Jim Watson/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Blues en Minuer Gaucho 0:12

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Topsy Gaucho 1:30

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Tseren-ochir is a superintendent at Oyu Tolgoi mine who goes by the name "Augie" because it's easier for the foreigners he works with to pronounce. He is overseeing workers digging a nearly 5,000-foot-deep shaft down to reach the copper ore. John W. Poole/NPR hide caption

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The Gallop of Jonon Khar Baterdene 0:20

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Nava Turgun Alimatov 0:30

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Low Country Cupola Erik Friedlander 0:16

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Beaufain Street Erik Friedlander 0:31

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The Ring Neil Brand 0:11

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Flyrock #2 Ben Sollee & Daniel Martin Moore 0:14

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A U.S. soldier watches members of the Afghan Public Protection Force arrive at the transition ceremony on the outskirts of the Afghan capital Kabul on March 15. The APPF replaces all private security contractors in the country. Ahmad Jamshid/AP hide caption

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Odalisque Surface to Air Trio 0:18

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Matanzas Surface to Air Trio 1:30

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Xerox CEO Ursula Burns began her career with the company in 1980 as a summer intern. In 2009, she became the first African-American woman to lead a Fortune 500 company. J. Scott Applewhite/AP hide caption

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Near Death Experience Experience Andrew Bird 0:04

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Sifters Andrew Bird 0:30

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Jennifer Andrushko says she worries about the long-term consequences for her 5-year-old son, Carter, after the theft of his Social Security number. Courtesy of Jennifer Andrushko hide caption

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Cross Rhodes Shawn Lee, Clutchy Hopkins et. al. 0:18

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Bolero Shawn Lee's Ping Pong Orchestra 0:31

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Dance of the Harem - Part One Marcel Khalife 0:41

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Jahar Kah Marcel Khalife 1:39

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Allyson Felix runs in a 200 meter race at the 2011 IAAF World Championships. Felix, who has twice won silver in the race at the Olympics, has not yet announced her event schedule for London this summer. Adrian Dennis/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Tim Duncan and the San Antonio Spurs have won 18 games in a row as they head into the NBA's Western Conference Finals. But Frank Deford wants to know: Has anyone noticed? Harry How/Getty Images hide caption

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ESPN Sportcenter Bobby Morganstein 0:05

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Powerhouse (Long version) Various 0:05

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