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Spira Mirablis Kodomo
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Jump Up Jason Moran
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Same Mother
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A researcher works at the Wuhan National Laboratory for Optoelectronics in central China's Hubei province on June 9. Beijing's spending on research and development has increased over the past few years in an effort to re-establish the country's scientific prowess. AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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China Aims To Renew Status As Scientific Superpower

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Lady Hunsdon's Almain (Lady Hunsdon's Puffe), for lute, P 54 Nigel North
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The 4th Annual Unicycle Jugglers Convention Big Swifty & Associates
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Wouldn't You Rather Be Involved In a Series of Time-wasting Trends?
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While much of California is struggling financially, the city of Redondo Beach has managed to stay out of the red. The City of Redondo Beach hide caption

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Redondo Beach: Unusual Leadership Dodges Red Ink

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TRAIN TRAVELLING NORTH CHANNEL LIGHT VESSEL
Sixty Sharp Knives Kevin McKendree
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Hammers & Strings
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NIGHTFALL RALPH TOWNER
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Full House Harold Mabern
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Leading Man
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Construction crews at a new air traffic control tower at Oakland International Airport were told on July 19 to stop working after the U.S. House refused to reauthorize routine funding of the Federal Aviation Administration. Justin Sullivan/Getty Images hide caption

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FAA Debate Puts Subsidized Rural Airports At Risk

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A 1971 artist's sketch released by the FBI shows the skyjacker known as 'Dan Cooper' and 'D.B. Cooper'. The sketch was made from the recollections of passengers and crew of a Northwest Orient Airlines jet he hijacked between Portland and Seattle. Anonymous/AP hide caption

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FBI Says It Has 'A New Suspect' In D.B. Cooper Skyjacking Case

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D.B. Cooper Todd Snider
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Happy to Be Here
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THE NEW ME BREAKING THE RULES

Before long, almost all insurers will have to cover birth control pills at no charge to women. iStockphoto.com hide caption

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Feds Order Insurers To Cover Birth Control Free Of Charge To Women

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Dorothy Mwesiga with her third child. Mwesiga was treated with antidepressant drugs and talk therapy for her postpartum depression. Joanne Silberner for NPR hide caption

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Stigma Hinders Treatment For Postpartum Depression

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Three Strings Anne Dudley
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Ancient and Modern
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Anti-government protesters rest on their collapsed tent following clashes with the police as they called for the resignation of President Ali Abdullah Saleh in Sanaa, Yemen. Ahmad Gharabli/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Yemen's Capital: A City Of Chaos

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Allah Uya Ali Farka Touré
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Niafunké
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Steppin' Out Sylvain Luc
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Members of the Allied team take cover on the "beach" — the field that faces the tree line where the Axis team has embedded. Thousands of people traveled to a field in Jim Thorpe, Pa., to re-enact one of the most famous battles in history using paintball guns instead of real ammo. Rob Sachs for NPR hide caption

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Reliving D-Day, With Paintballs And Referees

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The Longest Day: March City of Prague Philharmonic Orchestra
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Dirty Hair David Byrne
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Lead Us Not into Temptation
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