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'Made In The USA' Not Enough For Campaign Trail

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Breaking the Sound Barrier The London Symphony Orchestra
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6 Miles Of Silver Ribbon: Locals Protest Christo

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Star Trek - TV theme The City of Prague Philharmonic Orchestra

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U.S. Not Afraid To Say It: China's The Cyber Bad Guy

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Chinese VP's Wife Shows Off Vocal Pipes, Stripes

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Picking Flowers Various Artists
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Kansas City's Failed Schools Leave Students Behind

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In Today's Economy, How Far Can A GED Take You?

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Roberta Flack's new album, Let It Be Roberta, is a collection of reworked Beatles favorites. Brian T. Silak/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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Roberta Flack's Long And Winding Road

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