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Devon Energy Corp.'s steam generation plant uses steam-assisted gravity drainage to extract bitumen from oil sands near Conklin, Alberta, on June 28. Jimmy Jeong/Bloomberg via Getty Images hide caption

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Can U.S. Take The Heat Of Canada's Oil Practices?

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Elm Street Lanterna
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Canvas Robert Glasper
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Money (That's What I Want) The Flying Lizards
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Westward Airways John Parish
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New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg (left) endorsed Washington, D.C., Mayor Adrian Fenty on Tuesday. Jacquelyn Martin/AP hide caption

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Bloomberg Busy Backing Candidates Of Both Parties

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Juan Tangoa, a shaman and medicine man at Yacu Puma Healing Center outside Iquitos in northeastern Peru, looks at the glass of ayahuasca, a potion with hallucinogenic properties made from jungle vines and considered sacred by Indians. Growing numbers of foreign tourists are trying ayahuasca, which can cause vomiting, diarrhea, fear, paranoia and nightmares, in hopes of soothing anything from childhood trauma to depression. Juan Forero for NPR hide caption

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In The Amazon, Potion Offers 'Window Into The Soul'

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Sonido Amazonico Los Mirlos
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Center's Groove DJ Center
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Elvis (Kenneth Nkosi) and Ayanda (Zandie Msutwana) travel a long road to celebrate their White Wedding in a South African romantic comedy that opens in the U.S. this September. The Little Film Co. hide caption

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In South Africa, A Nice Year For 'White Wedding'

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Revolting Children Matilda
Mandy Ratatat
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Placerita Canyon Robert Jacobson
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In the Seam Yonder Mountain String Band
39 Thieves Aesop Rock
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Pot Licker Stanton Moore
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Makes Me Happy Undersea Poem
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A great white shark swims near Cape Cod, Mass., in 2004. Officials are using high-tech tags to track the movements of great whites near Chatham's Lighthouse Beach. Mass. Division of Marine Fisheries/AP hide caption

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Calls of 'Shark!' Bring Caution, Smiles To Beach

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Main Title (Theme from "Jaws') John Williams
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The Windup Keith Jarrett
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Archaeologists Discover Civil War Artifacts In Georgia

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Joseph McGill of the National Trust for Historic Preservation stayed in one of the McLeod Plantation slave houses on James Island in Charleston, S.C., as part of his "Slave Cabin Project." Corinne Hipp hide caption

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Honoring Slaves By Sleeping In Their Cabins

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The Lesson Victor Wooten
You Asked, I Came Original Score
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