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A Thought That's Worth More Than A Penny (Or A Nickel)

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The Toy Trumpet Raymond Scott
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A Gun Owner From The Left, Sen. Leahy Leads The Debate

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A Soldier's Battle Lost After Returning Home

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Fljótavik Sigur Rós
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U.K. Asks Students To Learn Poetry 'By Heart,' Not By Rote

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Coming to America The System

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Jin, 'The Chinese Kid Who Raps,' Grows Up

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'Algerian Style': Cooperative, To A Point

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Newtown Debates The Future Of Sandy Hook School

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Turning The 'Day Of Service' Into A Longer Commitment

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On the new album Migrations, Cristina Pato plays the gaita, a bagpipe from her native region of Galicia in northwest Spain. Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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A Bagpipe-Slinging Spaniard Finds A Home In New York Jazz

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