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Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney arrives onstage early Wednesday morning in Boston, moments before conceding defeat in the 2012 presidential election. Emmanuel Dunand/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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American Open Piano Original Soundtrack 0:07

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A mother dresses her baby after doctors examined him during the malaria vaccine trial at the Walter Reed Project Research Center in Kombewa in Western Kenya in October 2009. Karel Prinsloo/AP hide caption

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This 5-year-old boy was carried to a Thai malaria clinic by his mother from deep inside Myanmar. If the mother had waited even a day longer, doctors say, the child probably would have died. Ben de la Cruz/NPR hide caption

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Triumph East West Quintet 0:22

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Human Nature [Trio Extension] Vijay Iyer Trio 0:30

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Allan Lichtman, a professor at American University, discusses his 13 keys to a successful election campaign on April 13 in his office in Washington, D.C. Paul J. Richards/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Purpose of the Amendment John Williams 0:12

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Southern Delegation, and the Dream John Williams 1:30

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A Tesla Motors showroom in San Jose, Calif. Car dealers in New York and Massachusetts have filed a lawsuit that seeks to block Tesla from selling its vehicles in those states. Paul Sakuma/AP hide caption

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A French Touch Richard Galliano 0:20

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You Must Believe in Spring Richard Galliano 0:55

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Xi Jinping (left) who is poised to become China's next leader, spent seven years living in a cave home in the 1960s and '70s after his father fell from power. Lan Hongguang/Xinhua /Landov hide caption

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Harvey Hilbert was shot in the head in Vietnam in 1966 in a firefight where he mistakenly shot and killed a fellow soldier. "You know, I'm 65 years old, and I can remember clearly that young man — the color of his skin, his face, his cries," Hilbert told StoryCorps. StoryCorps hide caption

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Taylor Swift's fourth studio album, Red, sold 1.2 million copies in its first week, the highest first-week sales total in a decade. Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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22 Taylor Swift 0:08

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Breathe Various Artists 0:31

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Sam Mendes, best known for his Academy Award-nominated films American Beauty and Revolutionary Road, takes a turn with the action film Skyfall. Stuart Wilson/Getty Images hide caption

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The James Bond Theme John Barry Orchestra 0:10

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