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Woke Up Dead in the Morning Roots of Orchis
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At Pace University in New York, college students who tutor seniors in local retirement homes are prepped with sensitivity training. Brittany Beckett (left), a Pace student, and Muriel Cohen work together at United Hebrew of New Rochelle. Courtesy of Pace University hide caption

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Tutors Teach Seniors New High-Tech Tricks

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Even though more than 30 states have banned or restricted cellphone use, it hasn't been easy to convince drivers to stop. iStockphoto.com hide caption

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Driving And Phoning: What's New In 2012

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Tickle It Mocean Worker
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Cinco de Mowo!
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Charlie [From Shoot The Piano Player] Georges Delerue
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Music for Films of Francois Truffaut
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A screen shot of video footage attained by WBUR shows Worcester Police Sgt. Kevin Pageau (right) and Detective John Doherty as they interrogate Nga Truong, then 16, after the 2008 death of her baby boy. WBUR hide caption

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How A Teen's Coerced Confession Set Her Free

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Star Crossed James Farm
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James Farm
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Now Like Photographs The Six Parts Seven
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Now Like Photographs
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Things Shaped in Passing
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Singer Chris Brown meets with fans after performing on NBC's Today show in New York in July. Two years after his arrest for assaulting his then-girlfriend Rihanna, many of his fans — mostly teenage girls — blame Rihanna for the incident. Charles Sykes/AP hide caption

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In Chris Brown's Big Year, Tough Questions On Abuse

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Robocop [Robo Vs. ED-209] Howard Blake, Tony Britton et. al.
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Brain in a Box: The Science Fiction Collection
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Lock In Empresarios
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Sabor Tropical
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Tigers By the End of Tonight
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A Tribute to Tigers
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By the End of Tonight

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Grandpa's Hands [For Frank Wall Sr.] Blue Cranes
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Observatories
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Elyse Cherry is chief executive officer of Boston Community Capital, a nonprofit that is buying homes at market value and reselling them to current homeowners at a slight markup, so the homeowners can actually afford payments. Aarti Shahani/NPR hide caption

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In Mortgage Crisis, Some Banks Agree To Cut Losses

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Thème d'Amour [From Shoot The Piano Player] Georges Delerue
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Music for Films of Francois Truffaut
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Smugglerõs Cove Tuatara
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Trading With the Enemy
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In a double-blind test by professional violinists, most couldn't determine — by sound alone — which violin was an original Stradivarius and which was a modern instrument. Above, a 1729 Stradivari known as the "Solomon, Ex-Lambert." Don Emmert/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Double-Blind Violin Test: Can You Pick The Strad?

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Revolting Children Matilda
Gostozinho (tasty) Choro Ensemble
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Nosso Tempo
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Revolting Children Matilda
Voice of the Lobster Clothesline Revival
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They Came from Somewhere
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