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A woman with the Army Corps of Engineers documents a destroyed home last month in a residential area of New Dorp Beach on Staten Island in New York City. Robert Nickelsberg/Getty Images hide caption

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General Dispatch 0:03

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Caught James Dapogny's Chicago Jazz Band 1:31

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An NPR reporter recently was allowed to watch legal proceedings at Hongkou District Court — a rare opportunity for a foreign correspondent in Shanghai. Courtesy of Hongkou District Court hide caption

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Breaking of the Fellowship Howard Shore 0:23

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The Ring Goes South Howard Shore 0:30

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Afterschool DJ Okawari 0:11

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Luv Letter DJ Okawari 0:30

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Egyptian clerics from Al-Azhar University hold a national flag as they shout support for President Mohammed Morsi and a new constitution at a rally in Cairo on Dec. 1. Secular and Islamist Egyptians disagree on the constitution, which critics say gives too much power to the clerics of Al-Azhar, the seat of Sunni Islam learning. Khaled Desouki/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Alexander's Regrets wahid 0:13

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Back Smash Neal Schon 0:33

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Transonic Funk Neal Schon 0:56

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Major Minor Mike Gordon 0:07

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Bone Delay Mike Gordon 1:30

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Sen. Dianne Feinstein, D-Calif., and Sen. Saxby Chambliss, R-Ga., have opposing views about a report detailing CIA detention and interrogation practices. Alex Wong/Getty Images hide caption

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Nun freut euch, lieben Christen, transcription for piano (after J. S. Bach, BWV 734; Ten Chorale Preludes No. 4), KiV B27/4 Murray Perahia 0:04

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Song Without Words for piano No. 3 in A major ("Jägerlied"), Op. 19b/3 Murray Perahia 0:29

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Happiness Is Vince Guaraldi 0:08

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Christmas Time Is Here [Instrumental] Vince Guaraldi, Colin Bailey et. al. 0:30

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Eric James and his partner, Zerxes Spencer, have spent the past year looking to adopt. To speed up the arduous process, the couple built a website about their lives to draw in interested birth mothers. Courtesy of Eric James hide caption

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Etsy, which began as a place for home crafters and small businesses to sell their goods, has experienced growing pains as it surpasses 800,000 sellers. Courtesy of Etsy hide caption

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Long March Through Texas Peter Ostroushko 0:03

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C Jam Blues Peter Ostroushko 1:40

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Bring a Torch, Jeanette, Isabella Chris Thile 0:09

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Sleigh Ride Sam Bush 0:56

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