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Bending New Corners Erik Truffaz
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Difford-Tilbrook Charlie Hunter Trio

Geek Group founder Chris Boden (right) works with Michael Borzkowski on what they hope will be the world's largest Newton's Cradle — perhaps better known in smaller form as the desktop toy known as balance balls. Lis Bokt/The Geek Group hide caption

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Geek's Dream Lab Could Create Jobs In Michigan

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Another Momentary Suspension of Doubt Bill Frisell
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History, Mystery
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Later Monday Jon Brion
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I Heart Huckabees
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Iron City Grant Green, Big John Patton et. al.
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Lobby Call Law of the Least Effort
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Library Catalog Music Series: Music for Measurement
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Far from Enough Viktor Krauss
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L' Espionnage Pomme de Terre Tuatara
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Trading With the Enemy
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Four-year-old Tai Shan, aka "Butterstick," is traveling from Washington, D.C., to China on Thursday as part of an agreement between the National Zoo and the China Wildlife Conservation Association. The panda will be bred in an effort to reintroduce the species into the wild. Mehgan Murphy/National Zoo hide caption

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Zoo Fetes Giant Panda Before China Departure

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A Song for All Seasons Oliver Schroer
Eli Bill Frisell
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The Intercontinentals
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Ahmed Wali Karzai, shown here in October 2009 during an interview with The Associated Press in Kandahar, is battling allegations that he has participated in illegally taking possession of land and water rights in the southern Afghan province. The theft of both private and public lands is a growing problem in Afghanistan. Allauddin Khan/AP hide caption

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Karzai's Brother Tied To Corrupt Afghan Land Deals

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Trucks carrying goods from Iran to Iraq queue for inspection about 90 miles from the southeastern Iraqi city of Amara. These days, Iraqi truckers face more delays than mortal danger while working, but life remains a challenge. Essam al-Sudani/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Iraq's Truckers In It For The Long, Dangerous Haul

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Smoke Lucero
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1372 Overton Park
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Relatives of one of the victims of the shootings mourn on Sunday. Jesus Alcazar/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Death Toll Climbs In Mexico Massacre

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Risk Guitar Tulsa Drone
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Dory's Day Out Garage a Trois

The space shuttle Discovery orbits in space in a March, 2009 mission. The nearly 30-year-old space shuttle program is set to end in 2010. After five more missions, NASA's three shuttles — the Discovery, Atlantis and Endeavour – will be retired. Courtesy NASA hide caption

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NASA To Get Hefty Boost In Proposed 2011 Budget

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Coronal loops, seen here, are fountains of multimillion-degree gas in the atmosphere of the sun. They are often precursors to solar flares, which emit strong bursts of electromagnetic energy. NASA/AP hide caption

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Storms In Space Disrupt Travel On Earth

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Fuerza Natural Gustavo Cerati
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