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China's vice president, Xi Jinping, who is poised to become the country's new leader, is widely traveled and stayed briefly in Muscatine, Iowa, in the 1980s. He returned again in February of this year and met some of the people he knew from his earlier visit. Xi, right, is shown greeting Muscatine resident Eleanor Dvorchak. Kevin E. Schmidt/AP hide caption

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China's Next Leader Has A Soft Spot For Iowa Town

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Black Page [Ensemble] Meridian Arts Ensemble
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Struggle For Smarts? How Eastern And Western Cultures Tackle Learning

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Weighing The Prospects Of The Keystone XL Pipeline

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With Millions Spent, GOP 'Investors' Saw Little Return Election Night

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US troops from the 1-91 Cavalry patrol in Baraki Barak district in Logar Province, south of Kabul. Insurgents carry out frequent attacks in the area. The U.S. is trying to improve the capabilities of Afghan forces so they will be able to take control when U.S. troops leave. Sean Carberry/NPR hide caption

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As The Clock Ticks, U.S. Trains Afghan Troops

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To Get Around Tax Hike, Spanish Theater Sells Carrots, Not Tickets

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Four U.S. soldiers, runners for the 315th Infantry, pose in France in November 1918. The troops reportedly carried official orders to Lt. Col. Bunt near Etraye, France, shortly before noon, Nov. 11, 1918, announcing that the armistice had been signed, thereby ending World War I. AP hide caption

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WWI Poetry: On Veterans Day, The Words Of War

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