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Parallels

For Afghans In Camps, A Harsh Life With No End In Sight

More than 600,000 Afghans are living in scores of camps around the country and say they can't return home because it's too dangerous. Their numbers have risen sharply in the past year.

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Paying For College

How The Cost Of College Went From Affordable To Sky-High

In the decades following World War II, many American families had a lot of help paying for a college education. But in the 1970s, inflation spiked and public policies began to change.

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Space Thief Or Hero? One Man's Quest To Reawaken An Old Friend

In the 1980s, NASA engineer Robert Farquhar came up with a sly plan to divert the ISEE-3 satellite from its original path to visit a comet instead. Now Farquhar has another big plan for his "baby."

Cadenza on the Night Plain: Cadenza: Cello The Kronos Quartet
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Space Thief Or Hero? One Man's Quest To Reawaken An Old Friend

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Ceremony for Broken Robots Krusseldorf
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After 300 Years Of Marriage, Scotland Contemplates U.K. Divorce

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Grand Etang/Hull's Reel Natalie Haas & Alasdair Fraser
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Scorpion Bowls At The Hong Kong Giraffes? Giraffes!

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Calif. Fight Over Concealed Weapons Could Head To High Court

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Despite Setbacks, Bipartisan Support Remains For Colorado Exchange

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How The Cost Of College Went From Affordable To Sky-High

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Killin' Time Rhyme [Instrumental] [Instrumental] Damu the Fudgemunk

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Decades Later, A Medal Of Honor For Hispanic-American Hero

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