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Los Angeles police and FBI agents process detained suspected gang members outside the Sport Arena parking lot in Los Angeles in October 2009. The city's crime rate is at an all-time low, in part because the troublemakers have either been locked up — or have turned into interventionists to help put a dent in crime. Damian Dovarganes/AP hide caption

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Ex-Gang Members Take Bang Out Of L.A. Crime

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They'll Never Take the Good Years William Fitzsimmons
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ROCK STEADY JOHNNY HAMMOND
The Humors of Ballyloughlin Jig El McMeen
He May Be Your Man Mr.B and J.C.Heard
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A Song for All Seasons Oliver Schroer
Lamento Minor Peter Walker
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A farmer displays two corncobs from bioengineered seed (right) and two non-GMO corncobs seized with vermin. Sven Kaestner/AP hide caption

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Monsanto GMO Ignites Big Seed War

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Angel and the Ass Tuatara
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ROCKIN' IN RHYTHM RICHARD THOMPSON

Supporters of the Pakistani Labour Party rally against the United States and condemn drone attacks on militants in Pakistani tribal areas along the Afghanistan border on Dec. 4 in Lahore, Pakistan. K.M.Chaudary/AP hide caption

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Stepped-Up Drone Strikes Test U.S.-Pakistan Ties

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Atta Mohammad Noor, governor of Afghanistan's northern Balkh province, meets with businessmen, tribal elders and other officials in Mazar-e-Sharif, the provincial capital. No business in Balkh is conducted without the popular former warlord's approval. Soraya Sarhaddi Nelson/NPR hide caption

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Ex-Warlord Helps Afghan Province Make Progress

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Bending New Corners Erik Truffaz
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Sunnyland Edward Gerhard
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Dory's Day Out Garage a Trois
Doc Holiday Was a Phony Lewis & Clarke
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Pavane Edinburgh Chamber Orchestra & Paul Tortelier
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1979 Semi-finalist The Bad Plus
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Although Merrill Garbus made her album with a laptop, she's a staunch bohemian who's big on slowing life down. Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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tUnE-yArDs: Low-Fi And Beautiful 'Brains'

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