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Isabel Wilkerson received a Pulitzer Prize in journalism in 1993. She has also been awarded the George Polk Award and a Guggenheim Fellowship. Joe Henson hide caption

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The Mississippi: A River That Will Not Be Tamed

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SEC Chairwoman Mary Schapiro said the agency needs more money to properly police financial markets. Evan Vucci/AP hide caption

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SEC Requests More Money To Fight Fraud

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A plane flies over a Chicago neighborhood as it lands at Midway Airport. A recent World Health Organization study reports noise pollution can be a health threat. Charles Rex Arbogast/AP hide caption

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Noise Pollution Hard On Heart As Well As Ears

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Thompson lists Samson as one of legend's top badasses, citing a story of a crazy, ultrabearded Biblical berserker who killed a thousand warriors using just the jawbone of an ass. Harper Paperbacks hide caption

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'Badass' Guys: Giving History A Kick (And A Punch)

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Left to right: Danger Mouse, Norah Jones, Daniele Luppi and Jack White, whose collaborative Western album is titled Rome. Frank Ockenfels/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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Italian-Made Western Music, Five Years In The Making

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