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Lt. James Wende, pictured on patrol in Helmand province, says he feels like a senior looking at the freshman class as he concludes his deployment in Afghanistan and hands over the territory to newly arrived Marines. David Gilkey/NPR hide caption

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Marines Welcome Replacements To The Afghan Fight

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Plastic People of the Vampire-verse: Edward and his girlfriend Bella get the full Barbie treatment. hide caption

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Marketers Sink Teeth Into 'New Moon'

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Even though he made the first interracial recording, Polk Miller was no civil rights activist. Valentine Historical Museum hide caption

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An Unlikely African-American Music Historian

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