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The Challenge For President Morsi: Unite Egypt

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Stephane Wrembel: Music As 'A Question Of Life And Death'

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A firefighting air tanker drops fire retardant on the Tea Fire in Montecito, Calif. in 2008. In 2000, The U.S. Forest Service had contracts for 43 air tankers. These days, that number is only nine. David McNew/Getty Images hide caption

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Colin Gawel (second from right) and Joe Oestreich (second from left) formed Watershed 27 years ago in Columbus, Ohio. They now tour with Dave Masica (left) and Joe Peppercorn (right). Courtesy of Globe Pequot Press hide caption

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