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Rising Tensions? Yes, But The U.S. And Chinese Navies Are Training Together

Even as China presses ahead with a military buildup in the South China Sea, the U.S. invited it to take part in the world's largest naval exercise at Pearl Harbor in Hawaii.

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Can A Canadian Prime Minister Be An Action Hero? Marvel Comics Thinks So

Justin Trudeau has had a varied career — bouncer, snowboard instructor, Canada's prime minister. Now he's a Marvel Comics action hero.

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How The Catholic Church Documented Mother Teresa's 2 Miracles

A cancer patient and a coma victim credit her for their recovery. "You have to accept that there are things that science cannot explain," says an atheist physician who's investigated miracle stories.

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Ping Island/Lighting Strike Rescue Op Mark Mothersbaugh
We Call Them Pirates Out Here Mark Mothersbaugh
Andromede Vibes (Ode To Samurai Champloo) Kyo Itachi
The Same Confusion and Hope Tommy Guerrero
In A Landscape Peter Broderick
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This Time Tomorrow (Instrumental) The Kinks

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Banned From National Forest, For-Profit Mushroom Pickers Go Underground

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Say Your Prayers Anoushka Shankar
Dissolving Boundaries Anoushka Shankar
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Haru Ryuichi Sakamoto, Fennesz
Abyss Ryuichi Sakamoto, Fennesz

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With Water In Short Supply, One California Farmer Grows Feed Indoors

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