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Shovels & Rope: In Marriage And Music, A 'Psychic' Bond

Relationships are complicated, and as Cary Ann Hearst says of her marriage and musical partner Michael Trent, "It's a strange thing to be held accountable as part of the musical act."

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China's 'Great Wall' Takes A Hit At U.S. Heavyweight Boxing

At 6 feet 11 and 285 pounds, Taishan Dong hopes to be the next big heavyweight fighter in a boxing class that's hurting for stars.

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Many Homeowners Still Qualify For Mortgage Relief

A federal program known as HARP could save homeowners who qualify to refinance an average $200 a month. But many who hear about it are suspicious, says Federal Housing Finance Agency chief Mel Watt.

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The RSS, the ideological source of Hindu nationalism, practices dawn drills in a suburban Delhi park. Volunteers rehearse calisthenics, sing patriotic songs and salute their saffron flag as part of their pledge to protect India against potential dangers. Julie McCarthy/NPR hide caption

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In India, Hindu Nationalists Feel Their Moment Has Arrived

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Tribal Wisdom Vijay Iyer
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Bigger, Faster Air Tankers Help Forest Service Tackle Wildfires

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The Nearing Grave Long Distance Calling
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Student Activists Keep Pressure On Campus Sexual Assault

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Many Homeowners Still Qualify For Mortgage Relief

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Magnolia Triangle Stanton Moore
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On Ocean City's Boardwalk, Costumed Performers Prompt Legal Debate

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Prologue and Main Title Royal Scottish National Orchestra
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Vartha Ambrose Akinmusire
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The 'Greening' Of Florida Citrus Means Less Green In Growers' Pockets

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China's 'Great Wall' Takes A Hit At U.S. Heavyweight Boxing

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