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Director of National Intelligence Dennis Blair, seen here in February, offered his resignation Thursday. During the 16 months on the job, Blair struggled to establish his authority over the CIA and other U.S. intelligence agencies. Manuel Balce Ceneta/AP hide caption

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Blair's Exit Raises Questions About Intelligence Job

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MY OLD KENTUCKY HOME MERLE TRAVIS
Just What I Was Thinking Glorytellers
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Hurricane Katrina moved across all or part of 16 states on Aug. 29, 2005. Image courtesy of Jeff Schmaltz/MODIS Land Rapid Response Team at NASA GSFC hide caption

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Hurricane, Oil Spill Could Be Troubling Mix

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Relaxation Spa Treatment Dan the Automator
Gypsy's Curse Calexico
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Regina Carter says she's drawn to the dark, lower-pitched registers of the violin. Rahav Segev hide caption

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Regina Carter: Translating African Folk To The Jazz Violin

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Love On The Run: Natasha (Barbara Mori) and J. (Hrithik Roshan) spend much of Kites on the run from her gangster fiance — and fall for each other in the process. Reliance BIG Entertainment hide caption

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With 'Kites,' Bollywood Looks To Vegas For A Lift

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Amina Bombay Dub Orchestra
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3 Cities
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Missin' Something Greyboy, Shawn Lee et. al.
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15 Years of West Coast Cool
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We See Matt Wilson's Arts & Crafts
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Waking Up Weird Royal Bangs
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With higher gold prices, more and more consumers are contemplating selling unwanted gold jewelry for cash. Steven Senne/AP hide caption

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Solid Gold: Demand Leads To Record Prices

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At his school in Port-au-Prince, Lochard Samael, 6, works on a math problem with his teacher. He lost his father in the Jan. 12 earthquake but has since been able to return to school. David Gilkey/NPR hide caption

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School Days Lift Spirits In Quake-Ravaged Haiti

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Agave Daniel Lanois
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Two Steps Back Shawn Lee & Clutchy Hopkins
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SoleyJe T'Aime Mon Amour Rachid Taha
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Azucar Tommy Guerrero
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The brown pelican, which completely disappeared from Louisiana by the 1960s largely because of DDT, was listed as an endangered species — but then young pelicans were transplanted from Florida and the species gradually recovered. Now environmentalists are worried that the oil spill may reach the the Breton National Wildlife Refuge where brown pelicans nest. iStockphoto.com hide caption

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Oil Threatens Brown Pelican Off Of Louisiana Coast

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Northwest [Instrumental] Richmond Fontaine
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We Used to Think the Freeway Sounded Like a River
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More than 30 years after the disco craze, middle-age Cubans are finally living the era in discotembas — bars and public gatherings playing 1970s disco hits and attracting a graying crowd of dancers. Joe Raedle/Getty Images hide caption

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Decades After Its Heyday, Disco Fever Grips Cuba

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Catch Me if You Can The Like
Get Behind the Mule Booker T. Jones & Booker T
Catch Me if You Can The Like
Floratone Floratone

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