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I'm Thinking of a Number (Between 1 and 2) Lambchop
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I'm Thinking of a Number (Between 1 and 2)
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OH (Ohio)
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Mali John Patitucci

White House press secretary Jay Carney speaks Monday during his daily press briefing, as a clock counting down the expiration of the payroll tax cut benefit looms in the background. Alex Wong/Getty Images hide caption

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Gingerly, GOP Contenders Address Payroll Tax Cut

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Many local businesses fear they won't win contracts for the 2012 Democratic National Convention because they can't boast a "union bug," like the small blue oval above, that can be found on some material printed by Consolidated Press. Courtesy of Consolidated Press hide caption

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For Unions, Democratic Convention Means Business

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Atlanta Brook Lumerians
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Transmalinnia
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Resurrection Megafaun
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Lucas Brinson, 21, takes on the role of a human microphone, relaying information throughout New York City's Zuccotti Park Occupy Wall Street encampment days before protests were cleared out by police in mid-November. Bebeto Matthews/AP hide caption

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Battle Cry: Occupy's Messaging Tactics Catch On

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Revolting Children Matilda
Where's the Moment Gabrial McNair, David Ralicke et. al.
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Action Figure Party
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Larry Levan, who made the highlight of a new collection of DJ mixes recorded at London superclub Ministry of Sound. Levan's work at New York club Paradise Garage was the inspiration for the London club. Unknown. hide caption

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Remembering Larry Levan, 'The Jimi Hendrix Of Dance Music'

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Dancing Machine The Jackson 5
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Disco Years, Vol. 3: Boogie Fever
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Two Face Ticklah & Victor Axelrod
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West Virginia State Police direct traffic at the entrance to Massey Energy's Upper Big Branch coal mine in Montcoal, W.Va., after an explosion April 5, 2010. Twenty-nine miners were killed in the blast. Jeff Gentner/AP hide caption

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Mine Settlement Is In, But Closure Is Tougher

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A Talon for the Flywheel Roots of Orchis
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Crooked Ceilings
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Mama Flossie Al Cohn & Zoot Sims
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Body and Soul [32 Jazz]
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Bo Muller-Moore, known by some as the "Eat More Kale" guy, hand screen prints his shirts from his Montpelier, Vt., studio. Toby Talbot/AP hide caption

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Chicken Vs. Kale: Artist Fights Chick-Fil-A Suit

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Look at Me Now The Elected
Bombay El Guincho
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Pop Negro
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Midnight in Harlem Tedeschi Trucks Band

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Pepper-Spraying The Holidays: Time And The Ethic Of Consumption

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It's the Most Wonderful Time of the Year Big Rhythm Band & James Hollihan, Jr.
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A Swingin' Christmas
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Big Rhythm Band & James Hollihan, Jr.

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Asturias Milos Karadaglich

The Roots' 10th studio album, undun, is a concept record chronicling the downfall of its narrator. Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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The Roots: A Song Cycle For A Life Cycle

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Revolting Children Matilda
Lobby Call Law of the Least Effort
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Library Catalog Music Series: Music for Measurement
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