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Fishermen Reeling Over Red Snapper Fishing Ban

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Charles Lord photographed the horrific conditions in the Philadelphia State Hospital, a mental institution better known as Byberry. Charles Lord hide caption

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WWII Pacifists Exposed Mental Ward Horrors

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Thelonious Monk relaxes with his wife, Nellie, before performing at the Royal Festival Hall in London on April 29, 1961. Erich Auerbach/Getty Images hide caption

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In A New Biography, Monk Minus The Myth

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Undocumented Teen's School, Work Options Limited

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Maya Chamberlin, 4, needs a bone marrow transplant to treat a rare blood disease she was diagnosed with in September. Courtesy of the Chamberlin family hide caption

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4-Year-Old Girl Faces Long Odds In Search For Donor

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Staff Sgt. Bobby Henline was injured in Iraq by a roadside bomb three years ago, and was burned over nearly half of his body. After years of grueling physical therapy, he now performs at open mic night at the Rivercity Comedy Club in San Antonio. Katie Hayes for NPR hide caption

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Wounded Vet Takes Pain Of War To Comedy Club

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Heather Baker is walking away from her four-bedroom home in a Washington, D.C., suburb. Tamara Keith/NPR hide caption

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Walking Away From The House She Can Afford

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David Sedaris at the Frankfurt Book Fair, the world's largest, in 2004. Ralph Orlowski/Getty Images hide caption

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David Sedaris: A Christmas Tale Worth Repeating

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Beyond Country: Not Your Father's Nashville

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President Obama defended the health care overhaul during an NPR interview Wednesday. Official White House Photo by Pete Souza hide caption

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Obama Defends Health Bill Against Attacks From Left

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Our sense of time can be influenced by things like drinking coffee, or being on an adrenaline rush from an amusement park ride like this one at Dreamworld in Australia. Bradley Kanaris/Getty Images hide caption

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Make Time Fly And You'll Have More Fun

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Abuse Probe May Have Pushed Navy Sailor To Suicide

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There's A Fly In My Urinal

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"What will God do when I die," Michael Geoghegan asked himself. "And I always thought — nothing." Jacki Lyden/NPR hide caption

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After 35 Years In Prison, Redemption In Michigan

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