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A Shell-owned ethylene cracker plant on Pulau Bukom, Singapore. Several U.S. states are competing for a similar plant the company plans to build in northern Appalachia. Courtesy of Shell Chemicals hide caption

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Natural Gas Boom Energizing The Chemical Industry

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Ginger Blues Ginger Baker Trio
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Transatlantic Quantic

The National Federation of the Blind estimates that today only one in 10 blind people can read Braille. That's down dramatically from the 1900s. Steve Mitchell/AP hide caption

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Braille Under Siege As Blind Turn To Smartphones

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Flower Sermon Sientific American
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Huajra Inti-Illimani
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3: Canto De Pueblos Andinos
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Spring Wind Jack Johnson
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180° South: Conquerors of the Useless
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Carnivores Unite Blockhead

George Hanamoto inspects some marijuana plants he's growing as his wife, Jean, looks on at their home in Mendocino County, Calif., in 2008. Rich Pedroncelli/AP hide caption

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Mendocino Snuffing Medical Marijuana Experiment

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This One or That One Six Parts Seven
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Contradiction Maya Jane Coles
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Ella Washington, 83, works as a receptionist three days a week at Holly Hall Apartments, a housing complex for disabled and elderly people in Silver Spring, Md. Emily Bogle/NPR hide caption

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What Retirement? Seniors Are Getting Back To Work

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Delirium Euphoria
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Buleria con Ricardo Anoushka Shankar
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Several thousand people participated in the Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure in Tyler, Texas, in 2007. Some walkers for this year's races, including the 3-Day walk, are worried that they might have trouble raising money because of the Planned Parenthood controversy. Scott M. Lieberman/AP hide caption

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For Komen, Walks Will Be Fundraising Test

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Rivercrest New West Guitar Group
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Already Elsewhere Six Parts Seven
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Fishermen work near the Scarabeo-9 oil rig off the coast of Cuba. U.S. officials are concerned about the potential impact in the case of a spill. Javier Galeano/AP hide caption

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U.S. Watches Closely As Oil Drilling Begins Off Cuba

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Adele won the song of the year category at this year's Grammy Awards for her tear-jerker "Someone Like You." Kevin Winter/Getty Images hide caption

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The Ballad Of The Tearful: Why Some Songs Make You Cry

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Someone Like You Adele
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Road Rage Breakdown Blockhead
Move Your Body Latin Groove
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What Would The GOP Candidates Do With The Federal Budget? A Look At Their Plans

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Longing for Solitude Zagar

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