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In Syria Debate, Obama's Internal Dialogue Becomes Audible

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As NPR's Scott Simon observes, a lot of tattoo parlors' business comes from walk-in clients "who want to leave with a dragon on their shoulder." That's the case whether the tattoo shop is in Washington, D.C., or — as in this image — in Sao Paulo. Micael Tattoo Faccio/Flickr hide caption

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D.C. Wants To Make Sure You Truly Want That Tattoo

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Hotline Responders Answer Veterans' Desperate Calls

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New Computer School Makes French Students Teach Themselves

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McMillan 'Asks' Readers To Empathize With A Family's Problems

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Medea Benjamin's Anti-War Activism: Wearing Pink, Seeing Red

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For Wounded Vets, Climbing Half Dome Only Half The Mission

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In Los Angeles, Showcasing A City That Might Have Been

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New York musician Dan Kaufman (third from right) traveled to Rome to learn more about the city's Jewish community and the Italian resistance during WWII. The result is a new album by his band Barbez, based in part on the lost melodies of Roman Jewish music. Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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Barbez Mines Resistance And Tradition Of Italian Jews

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