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At The White House, It's All Ribbons And Bo

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My Little Drum Cyrus Chestnut
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Jeff Lukken, the mayor of LaGrange, Ga., says Kia Motors has brought thousands of jobs to Troup County at a time when the recession hit hard. The unemployment rate in the region is above 11 percent. Kathy Lohr/NPR hide caption

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Kia Motors' Hires Boost Economy, Spirits In Georgia

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The Old Madera Waltz Jay Ungar, Molly Mason et. al.
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Climate scientists and environmental advocates face an uphill battle as more Americans deny that global warming is real despite scientific evidence to the contrary. Here, a Greenpeace member checks the inside of a hot air balloon before it's launched in Cancun, Mexico. Luis Perez/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Climate Groups Retool Argument For Global Warming

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Box Office Mojo? Donnell Alexander's short film has gotten plenty of attention -- from everybody except the Hollywood money. Antonio Olmos hide caption

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In Hollywood, An Urban Legend Worth A Fact-Check

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Charley Willis and his wife, Laura, in the late 1800s. Willis is credited with the original version of the classic cowboy song "Goodbye Old Paint." Courtesy of Franklin Willis hide caption

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Who Were The Cowboys Behind 'Cowboy Songs'?

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