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Francois Hollande stands up in his car Tuesday as he rides up the Champs-Elysees after taking the oath of office as the new president of France. Shortly afterward, he flew to Germany to meet with Chancellor Angela Merkel and discuss the continent's economic woes. Regis Duvignau/AP hide caption

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For New French President, Germany Is First Stop

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Give It Away Zero 7, Henry Binns et. al.
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Paranoid Android Brad Mehldau

Trucks, water tanks and fracking equipment amassed on a gas pad near the town of Silt and the Grand Hogback Mountain Range. David Gilkey/NPR hide caption

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'Close Encounters' With Gas Well Pollution

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Gerald Michael Cain
But I Like The Message John Scofield
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Chinese buyers are driving up the prices of racing pigeons to astronomical levels. One buyer paid $328,000 for a single bird earlier this year. Belgium, however, remains the center of pigeon-breeding. Here, Yi Minna, the chief operating officer at the Pipa pigeon auction house, is shown in Knesselare, Belgium, last year. Geert Vanden Wijngaert/AP hide caption

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The Price Of A Swift Pigeon: Try $328,000

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Asturias Miloš Karadaglic
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Protesters are seen behind a banner with a picture of JPMorgan Chairman and CEO Jamie Dimon outside a shareholders meeting Tuesday in Tampa, Fla. Joe Raedle/Getty Images hide caption

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Shareholders Press JPMorgan Over Risk-Taking

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Mama Loves Nortec Bostich & Fussible & Bostich + Fussible
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War No More Tommy Guerrero
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Red Dust Zero 7, Henry Binns et. al.
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This farmer, pouring maple sap into his pail near Wilmington, Vt., in 1954, may have turned the dregs of the season's sap into beer. Robert F. Sisson/National Geographic/Getty Images hide caption

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Vermont Beer Makers Bring Back Old-Time Maple Sap Brews

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