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China's Pollution Crisis Inspires An Unsettling Art Exhibit

With grand, provocative installations, Cai Guo-Qiang addresses the degradation of the country's environment in a popular exhibit at a Shanghai art museum.

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Lowly Worm Is Back! Richard Scarry Jr. Brings Dad's Manuscript To Life

The younger Scarry, also an illustrator, found a draft of Best Lowly Worm Book Ever! in his dad's Swiss chalet. He says all that was missing was the final art, "so that's what I did."

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Leaving Family

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Uber Greases The Wheel With Obama's Old Campaign Manager

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Window Shopping Sharon Jones & the Dap-Kings

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Budget Cuts Threaten A Unique Alabama Prison Education Program

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Distant Land Madlib
Octopus's Garden Yellow Dubmarine
Cinco Peças, Op. 23: Sehr Langsam Madalena Soveeral

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Native Stories From Alaska Give Gamers Something To Play With

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Meine Zeit Cro
We Are Family Sister Sledge
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I'm My Own Grandpaw Willie Nelson

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Kurdish Forces Say They're Waiting For U.S. Weapons

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Even Police Body Cameras Can Lose Sight Of The Truth

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Did You See Jackie Robinson Hit That Ball? Count Basie Orchestra
Long Distance Call Muddy Waters

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China's Pollution Crisis Inspires An Unsettling Art Exhibit

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Jessica Hernandez: Singing To The Rafters, No Matter The Style

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Dead Brains
Rebel Rock Benny Joy & Big John Taylor