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Afghan brothers Barangai (R), 6, and Shaista Khan, 4, pose for a portrait just outside a U.S. Marines combat outpost in Marjah, Helmand province, southern Afghanistan, on April 11, 2010. Maurico Lima/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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At Key Afghan Crossroads: 'Battle Is Done With For The Winter'

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Retired cosmetics executive Mark Goldsmith, who runs the nonprofit Getting Out and Staying Out, gives inmates tips about how to handle job interviews. "People usually make up their minds in the first 30 seconds or minute," he says. Jim Zarroli/NPR hide caption

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Retired Executive Helps Inmates Stay Out Of Jail

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Sweet Part of the City The Hold Steady
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On their rides to school in the morning, Shelby Lynne says, her mother taught her daughters to sing harmony. Victory Tischler-Blue/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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Shelby Lynne And Allison Moorer: Musical Sisters

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In the early 1900s, Machu Picchu -- an Inca site perched high in the Andes mountains -- was well known to locals, but largely forgotten internationally. In 1911, explorer Hiram Bingham wrote about the site in National Geographic magazine and refocused international attention on the ruins. Eitan Abramovich/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Yale Returns Machu Picchu Artifacts To Peru

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Tom Waits And Neil Diamond Score Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame Nods

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Who Says You Can't Go Home Bon Jovi
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Emily Fernandez, holding her daughter Bethany, uses her Nook e-reader to browse some books at a Barnes & Noble in Hackensack, N.J. Privacy advocates are concerned about the data that manufacturers may be able to collect from e-readers. Mark Lennihan/AP hide caption

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Is Your E-Book Reading Up On You?

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Broken Man Scott McKeon
Jingle Bells Dirk Powell
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We Can Change the World (Reprise) Nile Nash
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John Hammond: The Ear Of An Oracle

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Forever Young Bob Dylan
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