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Lambhair McDaniel What Laura Says
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Middle Name Period Egyptian Hip-Hop

A man reads Granma newspaper in Havana on Monday, the day the government announced it will cast off at least 500,000 state employees by mid-2011 and reduce restrictions on private enterprise to help people find new jobs. Franklin Reyes/AP hide caption

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Bumpy Road Ahead Amid State Layoffs In Cuba

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Redencion Orlando "Cachaito" Lopez
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Hanna's Mood Percy Heath
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Unknown Brother Black Keys
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Brothers
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Into the City Brad Mehldau
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The Limitations Are Beautiful Ray Barbee
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Reality bites: Catfish is what happens when a guy like Nev -- who lives his life more or less on camera -- falls for a Facebook friend who may not be ready for her close-up. Rogue Pictures hide caption

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On Facebook, Bob Mondello Recommends That You Become A Fan Of 'Catfish'

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Snoop wore his bandana coveralls when he played the New York stop of the Rock The Bells tour. He wore them again when he played Washington, D.C. the next night. Taylor Hill/Getty Images hide caption

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Are Albums Dead? Not In Hip-Hop

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Who Am I (What's My Name)? Snoop Dogg
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Crazy Arms Marty Stuart

This computer illustration shows a kidney stone in the renal pelvis. Although a major component of kidney stones is calcum, a new study shows that a calcium-rich diet may help inhibit their development. 3D Clinic/Getty Images hide caption

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This Too Shall Pass: Avoid Kidney Stones Through Diet

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Gettysburg Ratatat
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Lava Duke Levine
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Nebraska officials unveiled the lethal injection chamber at Nebraska State Penitentiary in July. Nebraska is one of the 33 states that use the three-drug cocktail in executions. Nate Jenkins/AP hide caption

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States Delay Executions Owing To Drug Shortage

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Sad American Kaki King
When We Were Free Pat Metheny Trio
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Afghans walk past a branch of Kabul Bank in the capital on Wednesday. Shareholders met this week to decide the fate of the bank after suspected irregularities raised concerns over the country's biggest private financial institution. Ahmad Massoud/AP hide caption

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Bank's Woes Reveal Tensions Over Afghan Corruption

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I Have Seen Zero 7, Henry Binns et. al.
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Simple Things
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Almost half of sugar consumed in the U.S. comes from sugar beets. But legal action facing the USDA may prevent genetically modified sugar beets from being grown in the U.S., which would severely curtail sugar output. iStockphoto.com hide caption

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Sugar Beet Beatdown: Engineered Varieties Banned

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This Cruel Thing Widespread Panic
Midwest Gospel Radio Yonder Mountain String Band
Scratch Redux Ant Neely
Lobby Call Law of the Least Effort
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