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Syrian Refugee: Protesters Can't Stop Now

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Living Well Curtis Macdonald
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A man holds a placard during a march denouncing the use of nuclear plants and power during a demonstration in Tokyo on May 1. Toru Yamanaka /AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Japan Backs Off Of Nuclear Power After Public Outcry

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Toyota Tundra trucks are lined up at an Arizona dealership in April, when the automaker recalled about 51,000 of the vehicles. Ross D. Franklin/AP hide caption

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After A Tough Year, Toyota Struggles To Mend

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Westward Airways John Parish
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wild is the wind j.j. johnson

German Chancellor Angela Merkel speaks at a reception for NATO foreign ministers in Berlin on April 14. Germany has drawn criticism at home and abroad for its decision to not participate in the NATO airstrikes against the forces of Libyan dictator Moammar Gadhafi. Berthold Stadler/AP hide caption

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Germany Draws Criticism For Sitting Out Libya Effort

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Several Asian clams are seen in this 1994 photo, after they were taken from San Francisco Bay. The Asian clam is one of hundreds of aquatic alien species that thrive in the Bay Area. Andrew N. Cohen/San Francisco Estuary Institute via AP hide caption

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Foreign Species Invade San Francisco Bay

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Falani Béla Fleck & the Flecktones
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Grandpa's Hands [For Frank Wall Sr.] Blue Cranes
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Revolting Children Matilda
Bullfights on Broadway Tommy Guerrero
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Raj Rajaratnam exits federal court in New York on Wednesday. The billionaire co-founder of Galleon Group was convicted of making a fortune by coaxing a crew of corporate tipsters to give him an illegal edge on blockbuster trades in technology and other stocks. Louis Lanzano/AP hide caption

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Wiretaps: Not Just For Mob Bosses Anymore

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Last Book Viktor Krauss
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Never Stop The Bad Plus
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President Obama pats AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka on the back before speaking at the AFL-CIO Executive Council Meeting in Washington last August. Trumka said recently that unions need to start demanding accountability from their allies. Jim Watson/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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In 'Survival' Mode, Union Lashes Out At Democrats

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Coda Jason Isbell & The 400 Unit & Isbell, Jason And The 400 Unit
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Green Tea John Scofield
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Robert Bobb — Detroit Public Schools emergency financial manager — proposed the charter school idea. His contract with Michigan expires in June — before the full results of the plan will be apparent. John T. Greilick/AP/The Detroit News hide caption

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Detroit's Education Rehab: Are Charters A Solution?

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Fleur de Lis Nicholas Payton
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He Did In Fact Start The Fire: Hesher doesn't give him much of a springboard, but Joseph Gordon-Levitt still draws an intriguing portrait of a sociopathic headbanger who bonds with a grieving middle-schooler. Merrick Morton/Wrekin Hill hide caption

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'Hesher': A Metalhead Mary Poppins, Tattoos And All

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Honky Tonk Women [Organ Trio Version] Tim Ries
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The Rolling Stones Project
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There But 4 Bruce Kaphan
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"Livery Stable Blues" by the Original Dixieland Jazz Band is considered to be the first jazz recording ever released. Recorded Sound Section, MBRS Division, Library of Congress hide caption

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Library of Congress Launches 'National Jukebox'

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Revolting Children Matilda
Barbados Jazz Jamaica Allstars
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