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Resurrection Megafaun
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Black Rain The Mattson 2

Fifth-graders Miquel Vasquez, Luis Hernandez, Erica Medrano and Victor Vasquez are part of Vardaman Elementary School's growing Hispanic student population. Annie Gilberson for NPR hide caption

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Rise In Spanish Speakers Has School Trying To Adapt

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Have You Been Cheated The Elected
Sarabande Yo-Yo Ma

A demonstrator in Cairo runs with an injured child during clashes with security forces last month. A growing number of children are participating in anti-government protests, and their numbers are rising among the casualties. Mohammed Abed/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Egypt's Street Kids Are Revolution's Smallest Soldiers

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The Goat Sea of Cortez
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Middle Name Period Egyptian Hip-Hop

Doris Phua, chief executive of Da Vinci, answers questions during a press conference in Beijing in July, after CCTV accused it of selling fake furniture at high prices. Later, the company said it paid the CCTV reporter more than $150,000 through a public relations company to halt further stories. STR/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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In China, Curious Case Of Fraud Grows Stranger Still

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Azhar Usman (left), Hari Kondabolu and Rajiv Satyal are heading to India for the Make Chai Not War comedy tour. Courtesy of the artists hide caption

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State Department Sends 'Chai' Comedy Tour To India

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Lonely Boy The Black Keys
Fumando Captain Planet

Motorists inch their way in heavy traffic in Palembang, Sumatra, in Indonesia. The nation's rapid growth is overwhelming its weak public infrastructure. Ted Aljibe/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Indonesian Economy Booms, Its Infrastructure Groans

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Blood for Sugar Two Loons for Tea
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Looking for Landmarks
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Past Reference Chad Lawson Trio
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TransCanada hoped to build a pipeline under the Niobrara River in north central Nebraska, seen here in October 2010. The pipeline's route has been challenged by environmental advocates. Nati Harnik/AP hide caption

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Keystone Oil Pipeline Deadline Puts Obama In A Pinch

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Born Again Cory Chisel and the Wandering Sons
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Death Won't Send a Letter
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Red Dust Zero 7, Henry Binns et. al.
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Simple Things
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It's a Lonesome Old Town Jeffery Cashen
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A bunch of Guitars and a Cello
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The Return Jacob Fred Jazz Odyssey
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Caught Me Thinking Bahamas
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U-Haul Breakdown New West Guitar Group

Gordon Hirabayashi, center, in 1999 at the former prison camp in Arizona where he was held for about a year. The camp was later renamed for him. Sergey Shayevich/Arizona Daily Star/AP hide caption

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Gordon Hirabayashi Has Died; He Refused To Go To WWII Internment Camp

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Farewell Blues Jon Sholle
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