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In the decade since the attacks of Sept. 11, the number of drone strikes into Pakistan has grown dramatically. In January 2010, a U.S. Predator drone flies above the Kandahar Air Field in southern Afghanistan. Kirsty Wigglesworth/AP hide caption

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An Open Secret: Drone Warfare In Pakistan

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Blues in 12 Bars/Blues in 12 Other Bars Carla Bley
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Big Shoe Bill Frisell
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Thomas Friedman is the author of five best-selling books, including From Beirut to Jerusalem and The World Is Flat. Fred Conrad/ hide caption

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Thomas Friedman On 'How America Fell Behind'

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Danceworks: Dance 3 Steve Martland
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Coming Up for Air David Benoit
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Farmers whose crops were ruined by a nuclear accident protest Aug. 3 at the Tokyo Electric Power Co. Many Japanese are calling for the country to lessen its dependence on nuclear power following the accident six months ago. Yoshikazu Tsuno/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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After Nuclear Mishap, Japan Debates Energy Future

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La Bruxa Solas
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Dixie Hoedown Matt Flinner, Philips, Grier & Flinner et. al.
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Cellist Zoe Keating in a redwood grove near Occidental, Calif. Jerry Dodrill hide caption

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Zoe Keating: A Symphony Unto Herself

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True Confessions Lew Soloff
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3 Minutes of Pure Entertainment David Torn
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Where We Went Tord Gustavsen Trio
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Segesta Lino Cannavacciuolo
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Rock of Billy Dave Douglas
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You Offered Only Parabolas Michael Manring

Fingerboarding is a miniature version of skateboarding — competitors use tiny skateboards and "skate" with their fingers. Fifteen people qualified for the national championship event held in New York City this weekend. Alberto Marangoni/iStockphoto.com hide caption

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Fingerboarding: Skateboarding Without 'Fear Factor'

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Hiroko's Delight Toshiko Akiyoshi
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