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The Salt

Turnspit Dogs: The Rise And Fall Of The Vernepator Cur

The turnspit dog was once an essential part of every large kitchen in Britain. Bred to run in a wheel that turned a roasting spit, the small but strong dogs ensured that the meat cooked evenly.

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Music Interviews

'Bound To Sound Different': The Black Keys On Going Big

In an extended conversation with NPR's Steve Inskeep, the band offers insights on the relationship between creative process and success.

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Parallels

Poverty Among Holocaust Survivors Hits A Nerve In Israel

About a quarter of the 200,000 Holocaust survivors in Israel live below the poverty line. The government is now pushing a plan to increase assistance.

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Election-Year Politics Dooms Energy Bill, Averts Pipeline Vote
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In Mississippi, A Tea Party Challenger Takes On A GOP Institution
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Taylor's Rock Sonny Landreth
Melt Down Albert Collins
The Falcon Will Fly Again Nobukazu Takemura
Highway Rider Brad Mehldau
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Celestial Waltz
The Agent from Planet Spy

Shoppers gaze at a jewelry store display window in the Turkish capital Ankara on Feb. 19. Some economists have coined the term MINT to include the up-and-coming emerging markets of Mexico, Indonesia, Nigeria and Turkey. But Turkey has been hit by street protests, and others in the group have had their share of recent turbulence. Adem Altan/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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The Global Economy: A World Of Acronyms
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Camelus John Scofield
Red One Pat Metheny & John Scofield
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Excorcist

The Vladivostok warship, a Mistral class LHD amphibious vessel ordered by Russia, at the STX France shipyard in Saint-Nazaire, France, on Friday. The Vladivostok is one of two ships Russia ordered from France. Jean-Sebastien Evrard/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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The French Ask: Should We Be Building Warships For Russia?
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Remurdered Mogwai
Mládek Russian Circles

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Turnspit Dogs: The Rise And Fall Of The Vernepator Cur
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Medieval Overture Return to Forever
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Diablo Rojo Rodrigo y Gabriela
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El Mercado de Testaccio Los Miserables

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Poverty Among Holocaust Survivors Hits A Nerve In Israel
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Elegia
Excerpt from String Quartet #5

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'Bound To Sound Different': The Black Keys On Going Big
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Black Mud Black Keys
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