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By the Morning Sun Sound Tribe Sector 9
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Mali John Patitucci
Azucar Tommy Guerrero
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A Song for All Seasons Oliver Schroer

Michelle Obama jump-ropes Wednesday on the South Lawn of the White House during an event promoting exercise and healthy eating for children. Win McNamee/Getty Images hide caption

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At Healthy Kids Fair, First Lady Promotes Awareness

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Father Samuel (left) holds the hand and the face of a rape victim as they pray at the Heal Africa clinic in Goma, Democratic Republic of Congo, on Aug. 11, just after the Congolese woman underwent surgery to repair physical damage suffered while being raped. Hundreds of thousands of women have been brutally raped in the country's nearly decade-long conflict. Roberto Schmidt/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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In War Zones, Rape Is A Powerful Weapon

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Iron City Grant Green, Big John Patton et. al.
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Meng Jinghui is China's leading avant-garde theater director. His latest work, Murder in the Hanging Garden, is a musical — his first — and it addresses "the relentless grabbing for material goods and people's spiritual loss." Louisa Lim/NPR hide caption

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A Murder Mystery Musical Targets China's Yuppies

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Midnight Ambulances Kobayashi
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Strange Lights and Resolutions
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One Step of a Time The Black Seeds
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Solid Ground
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Did Texas execute an innocent man? That question, and the controversy surrounding it, continues to swirl around Gov. Rick Perry. Joe Raedle/Newsmakers/AP hide caption

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2004 Execution Haunts Texas Governor's Race

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Wish for a Flood Ilad
Coward of the County Ginger Baker, James Carter et. al.
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The road into Shonto Canyon in northern Arizona, on a remote part of the Navajo Nation. Daniel Kraker for NPR hide caption

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On Rural Navajo Reservation, Jobs Are Still Scarce

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Passing Through Lynn Patrick
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Winnie's Guitar
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Fool Jesse Harris & Songwriter]
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Jesse Harris & Songwriter]

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I'm Coming Out Diana Ross
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The #1's
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Sunny's Song Benevento-Russo Duo
Placerita Canyon Robert Jacobson
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Suitcase Curtis Burch & Jerry Douglas
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ROCKIN' IN RHYTHM RICHARD THOMPSON

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