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All I Heard Was Nothing Dan Teofer Trio
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Aprovecho executive director Dean Still lights a "rocket stove." Once the fire is going, it takes only two or three sticks at a time to keep a pot of water boiling. Martin Kaste/NPR hide caption

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Engineers Hone Clean-Energy Stoves For The World

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Welcome Home Yusuf Islam
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Sarabande Yo-Yo Ma

Karen Russell was born in Miami and now lives in New York. The story of Swamplandia! first appeared in "Ava Wrestles the Alligator," from Russell's collection of short stories, St. Lucy's Home for Girls Raised by Wolves, published in 2006. Michael Lionstar hide caption

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Wrestling Gators And Language In 'Swamplandia!'

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Infamous Love Song Over The Rhine
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Three Shoes The Horse Flies
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People have long speculated about why girls love horses, according to Peggy Orenstein, author of Cinderella Ate My Daughter: Dispatches from the Front Lines of the New Girlie-Girl Culture. She says that by identifying with these dynamic, strong animals, girls are expressing their own power. Corbis hide caption

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Why Do Girls Love Horses, Unicorns And Dolphins?

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Black Horse and the Cherry Tree KT Tunstall
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We Could Forever Bonobo

Brett Hallman had a surgery — as a 25-week fetus — to treat his spina bifida. Now, he's an active first grader who enjoys swimming and other sports. Courtesy of Tara and Jake Hallman hide caption

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A Birth-Defect Breakthrough: Prenatal Spinal Surgery

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Red Dust Zero 7, Henry Binns et. al.
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House Speaker John Boehner (center), accompanied by House Majority Leader Eric Cantor (right) and House Majority Whip Kevin McCarthy, speaks to reporters on Wednesday. Charles Dharapak/AP hide caption

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Tea Party-Backed Freshmen Stir Things Up In House

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Rain DJ Center
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This One or That One Six Parts Seven
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Trend Is Your Friend Vinson Valega
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A Coptic Christian supporter of President Hosni Mubarak holds the leader's picture while praying with Muslim fellows in Cairo's Muhandisin district on Feb. 2. Patrick Baz/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Demonstrations Stir Fear Among Egypt's Copts

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The New Confession: The Roman Catholic app is not a substitute for confession, but it's supposed to help believers prepare to bare their sins to a priest. Toby Melville/PA Wire/Press Association via AP hide caption

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Confessing Sin In The Age Of The iPhone

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