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Pousada Do Amor Les Hommes
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Super America The Bad Plus
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Never Stop
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A contingent of Pakistani troops march during a parade at a military training center in Karachi in 2009. The army is a powerful force in Pakistani political life. U.S. diplomatic cables released by WikiLeaks reflect the clout wielded by the chief of the military, Gen. Ashfaq Kayani. Rizwan Tabassum/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Pakistan's Military Shapes Relationship With U.S.

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Bending New Corners Erik Truffaz
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The Mask
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That's All It Is Mike Stern
Big Fork Jason Spooner
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Sea Monster
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Sunnyland Edward Gerhard
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Revolting Children Matilda
Gatillo (Trigger Revisited) Calexico
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Carried to Dust
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Salinas Greg Reitan
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Antibes
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The new urban Walmart in the Alexandria section of Fairfax County, Va., sports a small floor plan with a significant grocery section. It's easy to see from one end to the other. Franklyn Cater/NPR hide caption

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Big-Box Retailers Move To Smaller Stores In Cities

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Coda Jason Isbell & The 400 Unit & Isbell, Jason And The 400 Unit
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Snova Pat Metheny
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Day Trip
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U.S soldiers inspect a vehicle after it was hit by an explosion in eastern Afghanistan on Tuesday. Roadside bombs have been a significant source of hearing impairment for Americans serving in Afghanistan and Iraq. Rafiq Maqbool/AP hide caption

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Hearing Condition Plagues U.S. Veterans

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Lover's Desire [Instrumental] Anaïs Mitchell
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Hadestown
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Satin Doll Duke Ellington
Mali John Patitucci
Feliz Navidad Los Straitjackets
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'Tis the Season for los Straitjackets!
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Center's Groove DJ Center
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Everything in Time
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