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Those Days Shitake Monkey
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Pollution Playing A Major Role In Sea Temperatures

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Members of the Italian metalworkers trade union Fiom-CGIL march during a protest in Rome on March 9. Thousands of trade unionists protested on a day of strikes against auto giant Fiat and the government's plans to overhaul labor laws to make it easier to fire workers. Filippo Monteforte/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Italian Law Pits Older Workers Against Younger Ones

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The face you may remember: Fred Savage cuddles up with a puppy on The Wonder Years, in a photo from December 1989. ABC Photo Archives/Getty Images hide caption

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Fred Savage: A Child Star Makes Good, With Less Than Wholesome Comedies

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Saving Words for Making Sense Six Parts Seven
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After 567,000 Miles And 48 Years, Florida Woman Parks Her 'Chariot'

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Kreisler: Liebesleid David Garrett
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Doctors, don't order that CT scan when a less-expensive ultrasound would work just as well, the Choosing Wisely campaign advises. Catherine Yeulet/iStockphoto.com hide caption

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Doctors Urge Their Colleagues To Quit Doing Worthless Tests

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Lipostudio...And So On Matmos
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Kaniehtakeron Martin's work site at 54th Street and 8th Avenue in Manhattan, which will someday be an office building. Stephen Nessen for NPR hide caption

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Fewer Tribal Ironworkers Reaching For The Sky

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I Wanna Ride You Medeski Martin & Wood

Afghan miners in a makeshift emerald mine in the Panjshir Valley in 2010. Reports suggest that Afghanistan is sitting on significant deposits of oil, gas, copper, iron, gold and coal, as well as a range of precious gems like emeralds and rubies. Currently these minerals are largely untapped and are still being mapped. Majid Saeedi/Getty Images hide caption

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Dreams Of A Mining Future On Hold In Afghanistan

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Forest Crunk [Instrumentals] Blockhead
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Data Reveal Complex Picture Of Hispanic-Americans

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L' Été Indien Quadro Nuevo
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Love Letters Nat King Cole & Gordon Jenkins
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Right on Track Liftoff