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President Obama speaks at a press conference Friday in Seoul following the summit with his Group of 20 counterparts. Signs of weakening U.S. power on the global stage were evident during Obama's Asia visit. AP hide caption

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Asia Trip, G-20 Summit Reveal Limits Of U.S. Power

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Oracle Michael Hedges
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My Favorite Marsha Alison Brown Quartet
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Iraqi women walk along a street in Baghdad. Human rights groups say girls and young women are often trafficked: with the promise of jobs, money or even love. One young Iraqi woman named Uhud was kidnapped, managed to escape and told her story to NPR. Oleg Nikishin/Getty Images hide caption

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Kidnapping, Tribal Reprisal Upend Iraqi Woman's Life

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Passing Cloud Stephan Micus
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We'll Take Oregon Hill Tulsa Drone
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Sen. Jim DeMint (R-SC), shown speaking to the Values Voter Summit in Washington in September, has new clout in the Republican Party after backing conservative candidates in the midterm elections. Jacquelyn Martin/AP hide caption

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DeMint Increases Clout By Banking On Conservatives

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Ohio Gov.-elect John Kasich (left) answers questions during a news conference. Kasich says he will reject $400 million in federal funds meant to establish high-speed passenger rail service from Cleveland to Columbus and Cincinnati. Jay LaPrete/AP hide caption

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Kate McGroarty, who's spending a month at the Chicago Science + Industry Museum, has done "Monocle Monday" videos each week. Why? "Why not?" she asks. http://www.youtube.com/user/msikate hide caption

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At Night, Chicago's Science Museum Is Like 'A Cathedral'

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Architect Oscar Niemeyer, shown in 1960 in his office with a model of the Cathedral of Brasilia, created from scratch the monumental buildings of the Brazilian capital more than 50 years ago. Frank Scherschel/Time Life Pictures/Getty Images hide caption

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Celebrating Niemeyer, Brazil's Modernist Master

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Our Lady of the Highways Big Lazy
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Allegro John Harle
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Post-Grad Slump: Director Lena Dunham stars as Aura, a newly single college grad who returns home and finds work at a local restaurant, where the chef (David Call) becomes the object of her affections. Joe Anderson/IFC Films hide caption

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'Tiny Furniture,' Awfully Big Questions

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Revolting Children Matilda
NONE SHALL ESCAPE THE JUDGMENT ERNEST RANGLIN & MONTY ALEXANDER
Faubert's Lilt Seamus Egan
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Waves Glenn Phillips

Henryk Gorecki never had another success as huge as his haunting "Symphony of Sorrowful Songs." Gerry Hurkmans hide caption

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Henryk Gorecki, Composer Of 'Symphony Of Sorrowful Songs,' Dies At Age 76

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Revolting Children Matilda
Jenacide (The Inevitable Rise and Fall of the Bloodless Revolution) Christian Scott
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Lighting Science Group, a small Florida-based company selling its bulbs at Home Depot, is the first firm to manufacture an LED, which costs less than $20 and produces as much light as a 40-watt incandescent bulb. Greg Allen/NPR hide caption

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Latest Lighting Technology Hits The Market

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Light Through the Veins Jon Hopkins

Artist Maira Kalman set out on a yearlong adventure to paint and write the story of American democracy -- and out of it came the book And The Pursuit Of Happiness, a quirky, graphic diary with vivid paintings and whimsical handwritten text. Franklyn Cater/NPR hide caption

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A 'Love Letter To America' In Quirky Illustrations

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ASKO HEPOKARHU-KOSKELA TUULENKANTAJAT
End of the Tunnel Lanterna
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