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U.N. monitors in Syria leave their Damascus hotel on Wednesday on a mission. A day earlier, their U.N. colleagues were at the scene of a major clash in northern Syria that left more than 30 Syrians dead. Louai Beshara/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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U.N. Presence Fails To Prevent Syrian Bloodshed

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Cha Cha Mulatu Astatke & The Heliocentrics
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A working gas well head is fenced in just opposite of a home in Dish, Texas. Dish is about 30 miles north of Fort Worth. David Gilkey/NPR hide caption

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Town's Effort To Link Fracking And Illness Falls Short

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U.S. Marines are shown during a training exercise south of Darwin, Australia. Marines recently arrived in Australia as part of a move by the U.S. to place greater emphasis on Asia and the Pacific. Glenn Campbell/The Sydney Morning Herald/Fairfax Media via Getty Images hide caption

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Are U.S. Troops In Australia A Hedge Against China?

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Ginger Blues Ginger Baker Trio
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El Toro Bonobo

The Shaolin Warriors, from Shaolin Monastery in central China, put on a demonstration of traditional kung fu fighting techniques, with some crowd-pleasing stunts thrown in. They had never performed with a circus before this year. Courtesy of UniverSoul Circus hide caption

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UniverSoul Circus Co-Host: 'Soul Is Not A Color'

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Nebraska state Sen. Deb Fischer applauds supporters at her election party Tuesday in Lincoln, Neb. At right is Fischer's mother, Florence Strobel. Nati Harnik/AP hide caption

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Little-Known Lawmaker Upsets GOP's Senate Plans In Nebraska

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Sen. Dick Lugar, R-Ind., crosses the finish line of the 3-mile Capital Challenge charity race with Olympic marathoner Meb Keflezighi. It was Lugar's 31st race, and his last as a senator after he lost a primary challenge this month. Javaun Moradi/NPR hide caption

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Lugar's Last Race: Indiana Senator Doesn't Take Defeat Sitting Down

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Orca L112, also known as Victoria, was 3 years old when she washed up on the Washington coast. An investigation into her death has been inconclusive. Center for Whale Research hide caption

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What Killed Orca Victoria? Some Point To Naval Tests

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I Lu Kron Ginger Baker Trio
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The Ratcatcher Antibalas

Artist Richard Prince is appealing the 2011 ruling that found him liable for copyright infringement. Jeff Kravitz/FilmMagic, Inc via Getty Images hide caption

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'Canal Zone' Collages Test The Meaning Of 'Fair Use'

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Esketa Dance Mulatu Astatke & The Heliocentrics
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