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North Korean residents line up to receive food rations at a Red Cross distribution center in Tongsin, North Korea, in 1997. Discussions over U.S. food aid to the reclusive country were to take place Monday. "You could, in a very real sense, see the needs for food assistance," said an official with Mercy Corps, after a September 2011 visit to the country. Lasse Norgaard/AP hide caption

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U.S. Treads Cautiously With North Korean Transition

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To Be There Kilowatthours
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Chi Nine (Featuring Ray Barbee) The Mattson 2
Shooby Shooby Do Yah! Mocean Worker
Toki No Senrei Wo Uketeinai Mono Wo Yomuna Jonny Greenwood
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Republican presidential candidate Newt Gingrich greets local residents after speaking at the Willow Ridge Golf Course on Dec. 15 in Fort Dodge, Iowa. Charlie Neibergall/AP hide caption

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To Win Over Iowans, Gingrich Aims At Judges

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Drop a Dime Charlie Hunter Trio
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Audio Pool The Album Leaf

Basil Rathbone (right), as Sherlock Holmes, and Nigel Bruce, as Dr. Watson, in The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes, 1945. AP hide caption

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The Enduring Popularity Of Sherlock Holmes

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Concerto for Oboe in D minor: Presto Il Giardino Armonico
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Squalor Victoria The National
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Newt Gingrich speaks Monday at Global Security Services in Davenport, Iowa. Despite falling poll numbers, Gingrich says he will avoid negative campaigning. Chris Carlson/Associated Press hide caption

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Negative Ads Hammer Positive Gingrich Campaign

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O Christmas Tree Oscar Peterson
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Marcus Garvey Hypnotic Brass Ensemble
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South Korea's nuclear envoys visit a warehouse with unused nuclear fuel rods at North Korea's main nuclear plant in Yongbyon, North Korea, in 2009. Following the death of Kim Jong Il, it is not clear how a new leader, presumably Kim Jong Un, will deal with the nuclear program. Anonymous/South Korean Foreign Ministry/AP hide caption

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How Will A New Leader Handle North Korea's Nukes?

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Silent Hills Lanterna
AONEKO NO TORSO RYUICHI SAKAMOTO

Meryl Streep stars as former British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher in Phyllida Lloyd's The Iron Lady. The Weinstein Co. hide caption

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From Meryl To Margaret: Becoming 'The Iron Lady'

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Romanian Folk Dances/I. Joc Cu Bâta Matt Haimovitz
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3:36 Andrew Bird
Slingshot, Pt. 1 The Broken Keys
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After 20 minutes of silent witness, the angels gather around a group of neighbors and pray with them for employment, for better living conditions, for salvation from sin, and for an end to the murders. Raymundo Aguirre for NPR hide caption

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Angels Send Message Of Peace To Juarez, Mexico

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Tujunga Ikebe Shakedown
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Intellectual Fallacy Kleenex Girl Wonder

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