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Medicare Cuts: 'End As You Know It' Or Future Gift?

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Dear God XTC
Missoula Michael Houser
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Fragments Thievery Corporation

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A Lesson In Sprockets Takes Students On A Trip

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Basil Twist: A Genius, With Many A String Attached

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How were William Shakespeare's words pronounced more than 400 years ago? A new recording from the British Library aims to replicate the authentic accent of Shakespeare's day. Above, a depiction of the dramatist at work in his study, by A.H. Payne. Edward Gooch/Getty Images hide caption

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Shakespeare's Accent: How Did The Bard Really Sound?

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Elegy for an English Summer, for orchestra Orchestr Ceská Filharmonie, Robert Ian Winstin (conductor)
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Fla. Students 'Making A Stand' For Slain Classmate

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Change Is Gonna Come Bill Frisell
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Blue in Green Miles Davis
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Linh Nguyen teaches the traditional Vietnamese recipes she learned from her mother and aunts to students at a Culture Kitchen class. Deena Prichep for NPR hide caption

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Cooking School Spreads Immigrants' Skills And Ethnic Recipes

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Tu Vuo' Fa L'americano Quadro Nuevo
Ai Ga Bani Ali Farka Touré & Toumani Diabaté
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