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Members of Fidel Castro's militia gather in Cuba's Escambry Mountains during the ill-fated 1961 Bay of Pigs invasion. Three Lions/Getty Images hide caption

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50 Years Later: Learning From The Bay Of Pigs

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Jeun Ko Ku (Chop 'N' Quench) Africa 70, Fela Ransome Kuti et. al.
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As the fighting in Misrata worsens, evacuees needing medical attention are being rescued by ship and transported to Benghazi. Ben Curtis/AP hide caption

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Boats Are Lifeline In Besieged Libyan Port City

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Katsunobu Yatagawa surveys the spinach crop he had to destroy because of radiation concerns. Farmers like Yatagawa in the Ibaraki prefecture are facing a ban on the sale of some of their products, and an uncertain future. Chie Kobayashi for NPR hide caption

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Japanese Farmers Linger In State Of Uncertainty

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Spartacus is one of more than 30 dogs rescued in the Philadelphia dogfighting bust. Officials arrested 19 people in connection with the dogfighting ring. Kimberly Paynter/WHYY hide caption

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Pennsylvania Officials Bust Massive Dogfighting Ring

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University of Virginia baseball player Will Roberts pitched a perfect game this spring. The sports website Deadspin determined that coverage by a news-generating software program better captured the essence of the game than a human-authored account. Jim Daves/UVA Media Relations hide caption

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Big Swing: Robot Sportswriter Outperforms Human

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Originally from Massachusetts, John Chapman — better known as Johnny Appleseed — sowed apple seeds across Illinois, Indiana and Ohio in the 1790s. Joe Biafore/iStockPhoto.com hide caption

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Johnny Appleseed Planted Stories Of Myth, Adventure

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For the most part, tUnE-yArDs has always been singer and multi-instrumentalist Merrill Garbus, but the band's latest album welcomes bassist Nate Brenner (left) to the lineup. Anna M. Campbell/Couresty of the artist hide caption

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tUnE-yArDs: Expanding And Grabbing Attention

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