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Rice farmers in Thailand, the world's leading rice exporter, harvest their crop in 2008. When the rice crisis hit, Thai government officials started talking about setting up a cartel of rice exporters, similar to OPEC. David Longstreath/AP hide caption

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How Fear Drove World Rice Markets Insane

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Moradía Amina Alaoui
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Arco Iris
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Quartet for flute, violin, viola & cello No. 3 in C major, K. Anh. 171 (K. 285b) [Allegro] Paul Fried
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I Can't See Your Face in My Mind George Winston
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Night Divides the Day: The Music of the Doors
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Hand in the Sand Carl Weingarten
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Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback answers questions in July about his policy regarding the new federal health care law. During his campaign for the governor's office last year, he said: "What we'll do in Kansas is we'll do what we're required to do, but we're gonna fight it all the way." John Hanna/AP hide caption

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In Kansas, Politics Over 'Obamacare' Strains Policy

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Ohio Secretary of State Jon Husted says that both parties need to "tone it down." The Republican says he doesn't believe you need to have a voter ID to "provide for voter security." Jay LaPrete/AP hide caption

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In Voter ID Debate, A Few Go Against Party Lines

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Big John's Special Michael Ray
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At the University of California, Davis test vineyard, researchers grow familiar grapes like chardonnay and pinot noir, and some unfamiliar ones like Nero d'Avola and Negroamaro. Lauren Sommer/for NPR hide caption

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Climate Change Has Calif. Vintners Rethinking Grapes

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Lotus Eaters Los Angeles Guitar Quartet & LAGQ
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Air & Ground
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Noto Swing Gaucho
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Take Me Out to the Ballgame Los Straitjackets
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Let's Stay Together The Memphis Horns
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President Obama shakes hands with members of the audience Wednesday after speaking in front of the Key Bridge, in the Georgetown neighborhood of Washington, D.C. He urged Congress to pass the infrastructure piece of the American Jobs Act. Pablo Martinez Monsivais/AP hide caption

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As Obama Vents, His Poll Numbers Get A Bump

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A fishing boat washed ashore by the tsunami that hit Japan March 11 sits in the deserted port area in Kesennuma, Miyagi Prefecture, northeastern Japan, in September. Residents of Kesennuma are now trying to rebuild their town from scratch. Koji Ueda/AP hide caption

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Japanese Town Hopes For Post-Tsunami Reinvention

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Always Forever Now Passengers
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From a Sinking Boat Magnetic Fields
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Indian students pose with the supercheap Aakash tablet computers, which they received during the Oct. 5 product launch in New Delhi. The Indian government intends to deliver 10 million tablets to college students across India at a subsidized price of $35. Gurinder Osan/AP hide caption

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Will Cheap Computer Bridge India's Digital Divide?

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Sarabande Yo-Yo Ma
Generatrix Kevin Hays & Brad Mehldau
Crooked Railroad New West Guitar Group

Punk rockers like Lars Frederiksen of Rancid, shown with his son, struggle to reconcile their rebellious identities with their roles as devoted dads. Oscilloscope Laboratories hide caption

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Punk Rock Grows Up, And Grays, In 'Other F Word'

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Father of Mine Everclear
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So Much for the Afterglow
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A Night in Frontenac Beppe Gambetta
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