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Brilliance In Bumps And Bruises, On Air And On Screen

New Jersey radio station WFMU prides itself on radically open programming — like three hours of "Eleanor Rigby" covers. But as a new film shows, it can be tough to pay bills and maintain a mission.

Insurance companies negotiate with hospitals and doctors the price of every treatment, procedure and medical service. That price differs from hospital to hospital — even health plan to health plan. Vincent Wartner/Science Source hide caption

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They Paid How Much? How Negotiated Deals Hide Health Care's Cost

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Onlookers take cell phone pictures of stranded window washers hanging from scaffolding on the side of One World Trade Center. Timothy A. Clary/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Comet Lander, Firefighters Execute Dazzling Feats Above The Earth

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Icarus Ralph Towner
Hat and Cane Ralph Towner

These books for daily, independent reading have been sorted by difficulty and labeled with letters. Popular writers, including Dahl and Rowling, get their own bins. LA Johnson/NPR hide caption

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Common Core Reading: Difficult, Dahl, Repeat

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Word Crimes Weird Al Yankovic
The Immigrant/Love Theme from the Godfather III City of Prague Philharmonic Orchestra & Crouch End Festival Chorus
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Rideau Park Duplekita

One of America's favorite bites: the hotdog. Here, a man and women enjoy the dogs at a California fair in 1905. Courtesy of Sourcebooks hide caption

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A Journey Through The History Of American Food In 100 Bites

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Rubén Blades made his Jazz at Lincoln Center debut in New York this week. Over his right shoulder is trumpeter Wynton Marsalis. Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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Tango Lessons: Rubén Blades Sings His Way Into Discovery

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Pablo Pueblo Ruben Blades
Prologue (Tango Apasionado) Astor Piazzolla
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U.S. Rep. Juan Vargas, D-Calif., speaks Wednesday as U.S. military veterans, service members and immigration reform advocates look on during a press conference urging President Obama to move forward with immigration reform at the U.S. Capitol in Washington. Saul Loeb/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Get Ready To Watch This Lame-Duck Congress Sprint

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A 2015 F-150 rolls off the assembly line at the Dearborn Truck Plant in Dearborn, Mich. The aluminum-sided F-150 could set a new industry standard — or cost the company its pickup truck crown. Paul Sancya/AP hide caption

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For Best-Selling Truck, Ford Bets Big On Aluminum

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World Apart Sea of Cortez
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Blue & Green Sea of Cortez
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Palestinian men shout slogans next to Israeli police as they await permission to enter what Jews call the Temple Mount and Muslims call the Nobel Sanctuary, on Nov. 5, in Jerusalem, Israel. On Friday, Israel dropped age restrictions on men attending Friday prayers, a move aimed at lowering tensions around access to the contested shrine. Lior Mizrahi/Getty Images hide caption

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At A Tense Jerusalem Holy Site, Palestinians Stand Watch

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Intro The Soil & the Sun

Back in 1925, thousands of Ku Klux Klan members paraded past the U.S. Treasury building in Washington, D.C., as part of a big rally. Throughout its iterations, the KKK has tried to position itself as a respectable, mainstream civic organization. AP hide caption

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Why The KKK Is Reaching Out Beyond White Folks

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Pieces form the Whole Trent Reznor & Atticus Ross
Shake Ya Boogie Mocean Worker

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Brilliance In Bumps And Bruises, On Air And On Screen

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Chew Me in Grisly Land John Barry
Chaise-Lounge Edwin Astley