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Afghan motorists pass a U.S. soldier on patrol last month in Afghanistan's southern Kandahar province. U.S. and Canadian forces have announced a major upcoming offensive against the Taliban in Kandahar, the group's stronghold and spiritual birthplace. John Moore/Getty Images hide caption

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Local Support Key In Upcoming Kandahar Fight

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Dudeman Viktor Krauss
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American't Christian Scott

Stanley Hardman, an amateur radio operator, and his family look at transmitting equipment in 1939. Fox Photos/Getty Images hide caption

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Ham Radio Growing In The Age Of Twitter

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Jameson The Amazing Spider-band
Strange Constellations Bombay Dub Orchestra
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An woman and a man gas up their vehicles at a station in Tehran in 2007. Iran's economic problems are linked to its extensive use of subsidies — billions of dollars a year — to keep basic necessities such as gasoline below their true market value. Vahid Salemi/AP hide caption

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Iran's Economic Troubles Mount As Sanctions Loom

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Menudo Jaleo Gnawledge
Difford-Tilbrook Charlie Hunter Trio
God Bless Alabama Shooter Jennings & Hierophant
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Lobby Call Law of the Least Effort
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Arroyo Erik Truffaz
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The Mask
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Bienvenido Josh Rouse
Take Me Out to the Ballgame Los Straitjackets
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Schuman's Leap Shooglenifty
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Makes Me Happy Undersea Poem
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Salinas Greg Reitan
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'Long as You Know You're Living Yours Keith Jarrett
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