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Budget Details Slow To Emerge, Even To Congress

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Spc. Joseph Chroniger, who has bone spurs in his neck, hopes acupuncture from Dr. Shashi Kumar at Madigan Army Medical Center will give him relief from pain. Mark Harrison/The Seattle Times hide caption

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Weight Of War: Soldiers' Heavy Gear Packs On Pain

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Violet Hour The Civil Wars
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Globe Poster: An Illustrated History Of American Music

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In 2003, 13-year-old surfing phenom Bethany Hamilton lost her left arm in a terrifying shark attack. Undeterred, Hamilton won her first national title in 2005, and went pro in 2007. She is pictured above in 2008, surfing in Mentawai, Indonesia. Noah Hamilton/BethanyHamilton.com hide caption

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Never Mind The Sharks: Surfing's In Her 'Soul'

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Backpacking Through The Revolutions Of North Africa

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Third Self-Portrait Series Rachel's
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Cow Thieves Rustle Up Status As Modern-Day Outlaws

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Sleep Gets Your Ghost Buke and Gass

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'Catch Me If You Can' Takes Flight On Broadway

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Classical Comedy: 'A Little Nightmare Music'

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Keyboard Sonata in C Major K. 159 Béla Fleck & Chris Thile
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