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The deck of the A Whale skimmer, a vessel some 350 yards long, is seen from its bridge while anchored on the Mississippi River in Boothville, La., Wednesday. Patrick Semansky/AP hide caption

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Inventor Takes Tip From Whales To Clean Oil

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Egidio Torre Cantu was selected to be the PRI's candidate for governor after his brother Rodolfo was assassinated. Critics say this is a sign that party machinery and the government, not the people, control politics in Mexico. Jason Beaubien/NPR hide caption

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Drug War Bleeds Into Mexican State Elections

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This Vonage ad was part on a site (freehdmovie.net) that specializes in distributing Hollywood films for free and more than likely illegally.  NPR hide caption

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Feeding Pirates: When Legit Companies Advertise On Shady Sites

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In this December 2007 photo, fishermen watch as a barge carrying the wreck of an 800-year-old sunken merchant ship, dubbed South China Sea No. 1, berths at a dock of the Maritime Silk Road Museum in Yangjiang. China Photos/Getty Images hide caption

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The 'Other' Silk Road: China Peers Into Maritime Past

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Mona Ennab, shown here beside her brother's car, is one of the Speed Sisters, a group of Palestinian women who are racing cars in Ramallah. Ennab is a former Miss Palestine contestant. Maya Levin for NPR hide caption

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In The West Bank, Women With A Need For Speed

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This is the 10-year anniversary of Jason Moran and his trio. Thus, their latest album is called Ten. Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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Jason Moran's 'Ten': The Bandwagon In Its Diamond Year

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Beirut-born Ibrahim Bassal poses Tuesday near the four-story-deep German flag he has hung above his electronics shop in Berlin to show support for the German national soccer team, which plays in the World Cup quarterfinals Saturday. Displays of nationalism such as flag-waving and anthem-singing have renewed debate in Germany over the country's history of extreme patriotism. Jens Meyer/AP hide caption

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A Flag Isn't Just A Flag In Soccer-Crazed Germany

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Commentator Laura Lorson's patriotic spirit fizzles out with explosions from Fourth of July fireworks. iStockphoto.com hide caption

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Reconciling A Fear Of Fireworks With The Fourth

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