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Protests in Syria have carried on despite the crackdown by the government's security forces. New Start Radio, an Internet radio station, has reported on events by speaking to citizen journalists around the country. Here, protesters take part in a March 2 demonstration in northern Syria. Rodrigo Abd/AP hide caption

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Syrian Exiles Seek To Spread Word On Internet Radio

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Su-Bo's Mental Meltdown Portico Quartet
Blue Steel Ft. Joe Sublett Destruments

Musician Lois Kendall plays the bass while the robot Elektro "conducts" on stage as part of a Westinghouse Electric and Manufacturing demonstration at the 1939 World's Fair in New York. Hulton Archive/Getty Images hide caption

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America's First Celebrity Robot Is Staging A Comeback

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Tickle It Mocean Worker
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Varga Varga Victor Vargas
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The New Hampshire Supreme Court is expected to rule on whether it is constitutional to require indigent parents to represent themselves in child abuse or neglect proceedings. iStockphoto.com hide caption

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N.H. Parents On Their Own In Abuse, Neglect Cases

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Knocker Stanton Moore
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Flaximus Brownout

A robotic arm breaks off a chunk of mineral-rich rock deep underwater. Nautilus Minerals of Australia hopes to develop and expand undersea mining by extracting copper, gold, silver and zinc from the seafloor. Nautilus Minerals hide caption

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Gold Miners Dig Deep — To The Ocean Floor

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Buster Swing Stephane Wrembel Trio & Wrembel, Stephane Trio
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In this Oct. 11, 2011, photo, Albert Florence sits at his home in Bordentown, N.J., with his attorney, Susan Chana Lask. Florence sued after being strip-searched in 2005 when he was arrested because of a computer error. Mel Evans/AP hide caption

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Supreme Court OKs Strip Searches For Minor Offenses

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The Revolt of the Cockroach People Ocote Soul Sounds & Adrian Quesada
Keep on Gwine Stanton Moore
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Que S'est-il Passe Tommy Guerrero
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Pollera Amarilla Chico De Oro
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On March 24, Egyptians hold a poster with a photo of Belal Mamdouh, a teenager who was killed during clashes between soccer fans and Egyptian soldiers following the ban of the Port Said soccer team. AP hide caption

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Once-Thriving Egyptian Port Suffers After Soccer Riot

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Straight Sun Orbital
Fall River Rani Arbo/Daisy Mayhem
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Smoothie Song Nickel Creek
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"If I had to have another title for this record besides Tuskegee," Lionel Richie says, "it would be called All the Songs That They Told Me Would Ruin My Career." Alan Silfen/UMG Nashville hide caption

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Hello? Is This The Country Album You're Looking For?

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Dancing On the Ceiling Lionel Richie & Rascal Flatts
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