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Japanese linguist Kazuo Ueda (left) worked 20 years on a 1,300-page, 28,000-entry Idishugo Jiten, or Yiddish-Japanese dictionary. He is shown here with his wife, Kazuko, at their home in Kyushu, Japan. Lucy Craft for NPR hide caption

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For Japanese Linguist, A Long And Lonely Schlep

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Don't Even Care Salvador Santana
Might as Well Whistle Ant Neely
Tickle It Mocean Worker
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Midnight in Harlem Tedeschi Trucks Band

Survey participants in a UCLA study were asked to look at pictures of a hand holding different items and guess how tall, how big and how muscular the person connected to that hand actually was. Karen Bleier/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Bigger, Taller, Stronger: Guns Change What You See

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Don't Do It Salvador Santana
Two Step Pacha Massive
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The space shuttle Discovery is loaded onto the back of a modified 747 at Kennedy Space Center on April 15. The plane will ferry the shuttle to Washington, D.C., on April 17, where it will be permanently installed at the Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum. Kim Shiflett/NASA hide caption

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Shuttle Discovery To Make Final Flight, Atop A 747

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Neon Blue The Memphis Horns
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LOS SUENOS TODO TANGO
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Rep. Darrell Issa, R-Calif., chairman of the House oversight committee, made news recently for going after the Justice Department's botched gun operation, known as Fast and Furious. Here, Issa listens during Attorney General Eric Holder's testimony in February. Kevin LaMarque/Reuters/Landov hide caption

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House Investigator Issa Has Faced Allegations As Well

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Safari Strut Whitefield Brothers
The Lover Medeski, Martin & Wood
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Tourists visit the San Felipe neighborhood in Panama City in December 2011. Panama is experiencing record economic growth, but many fear the benefits aren't trickling down to the poor. Rodrigo Arangua/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Panama Booms While Poor Watch From Afar

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It was science, and a sneeze, that helped Dmitri Krioukov persuade a judge that he had obeyed the sign. Mark Memmott/NPR hide caption

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Math + Physics + Fancy Language + Sneeze = Beating Traffic Ticket

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I Fought the Law The Clash
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Summertime Deepak Ram, Jamey Haddad et. al.

In 2010 US Army veteran Jeff Barillaro returned from Iraq with severe PTSD. Since then Barillaro, whose stage name is "Solider Hard," has been rapping about his struggles and performing for troops, veterans, and military families across the US. Erik M. Lunsford/NPR hide caption

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For One Soldier, Rap Is A Powerful Postwar Weapon

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Revolting Children Matilda
Space Monkey Genji Siraisi
Stormy Weather The Toughcats
Mr Longfingers [Instrumental] Memphis Slim, Canned Heat et. al.
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