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Paul Ryan A Star Attraction For Values Voters
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Talk to the Animals Herb Alpert & Tijuana Brass
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U.S., Israel Divided Over 'Red Line' For Iran
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Afghan soldiers (right) patrol with U.S. troops in the Panjwai district of southern Afghanistan in May. The two armies have been working together for years, but Afghan attacks against U.S. and NATO forces have been rising recently. David Gilkey/NPR hide caption

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Reporter Hotline: What Awaits Abroad After Election
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The traditional challah for the upcoming Jewish holiday, Rosh Hashana, is round. But as this bakery demonstrates, other shapes offer symbolic meanings. Suzanne Kreiter/Getty Images hide caption

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Rosh Hashana's Sacred Bread Offers Meaning In Many Shapes And Sizes
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End Title The Album Leaf
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In Paul Thomas Anderson's The Master, Amy Adams plays Peggy Dodd, the spouse of a charismatic spiritual leader, played by Philip Seymour Hoffman. Adams says her character is smart and educated but feels "more powerful behind a man than in front of a man." The Weinstein Co. hide caption

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Jonny Greenwood is responsible for the score of The Master and There Will Be Blood. S. Katan/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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Radiohead's Guitarist Adapts To Life In Widescreen
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National Anthem Radiohead
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Apostolos Sianos, 31, quit his Web designer job in Athens to help establish the Telaithrion eco-commune. Here he mixes food for the commune's dogs. Joanna Kakissis/NPR hide caption

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John Convertino and Joey Burns have been performing as Calexico since 1996. Their latest album is called Algiers. Jairo Zavala/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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Calexico: Road Songs For Wandering Souls
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Algiers Calexico