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A crane specially manufactured in China moves casks containing high-quality plutonium and highly enriched uranium at the nuclear power plant in Aktau, Kazakhstan. The U.S. and Kazakhstan have completed a project moving 100 tons of radioactive material -- enough for nearly 800 nuclear weapons -- across the country to a safe storage site. U.S. National Nuclear Security Administration hide caption

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Kazakhstan Completes Move, Storage Of Nuclear Stash

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Smoke House Pell Mell
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John Pistole prepares to testify during his confirmation hearing to become director of the Transportation Security Administration. Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images North America hide caption

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TSA Head Defends 'Enhanced Pat-Downs' And Safety Of Scanners

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Moto Perpetuo Bela Fleck
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Bahu-Rang Ravi Shankar
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In this courtroom drawing, David Coleman Headley (left) makes an appearance before U.S. District Judge Harry Leinenweber in Chicago. Headley was arrested in 2009 and charged with conspiracy in the deadly 2008 terrorist attacks in the Indian city of Mumbai and of planning to launch an armed assault on a Danish newspaper. Verna Sadock/AP hide caption

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Suspect In Mumbai Attacks A Thorn In U.S.-India Ties

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GEMINI RISING THE DIRTY DOZEN BRASS BAND
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Sister Sanctified Maceo Parker

Songbirds, like this male tricolored blackbird, develop regional accents in the same way humans do, researchers found. And, like humans, songbirds seem to respond better to accents they already know. Dave Menke/Courtesy of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service hide caption

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Unfamiliar Accents Turn Off Humans And Songbirds

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An Afghan policeman receives weapons training from U.S. soldiers on the outskirts of Afghanistan's Kandahar City last month. Rodrigo Abd/AP hide caption

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Afghan Security Forces Race Against 2014 Deadline

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New Beginnings: Gallop of a Thousand Horses Yo-Yo Ma & Silk Road Ensemble
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Erin McKeown says that while MySpace was once an essential tool for connecting to fans, it's now just one of many websites that offer similar utility. Nancy Palmieri/MySpace hide caption

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MySpace Update Focuses On Music

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Blackbirds Erin McKeown
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Bahu-Rang Ravi Shankar
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The Custom Group trains workers at its school to use many of the latest high-tech machines. But for simple tasks, workers still use some of the original equipment from 1969, when the company started. Chris Arnold /NPR hide caption

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To Fill Job Skills, Firm Brings Training In House

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This sculpture of a Homo neanderthalensis adult male represents Neanderthals that lived between 225,000 and 28,000 years ago. It is a reconstruction based on Shanidar 1, madeĀ for the Smithsonian Human Origins Initiative. John Gurche, sculptor, Chip Clark, photographer/Smithsonian Human Origins Initiative hide caption

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Growing Slowly, Humans Outsmarted Neanderthals

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Jazz bassist Dave Holland (left) and flamenco guitarist Pepe Habichuela spent three years recording Hands, their new album. Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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Dave Holland Finds A New Journey In Flamenco

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