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A Marine Corps team carries the remains of Marine Sgt. J.P. Huling, 25, of West Chester, Ohio, at Dover Air Force Base, Del., on May 9. Huling was killed three days earlier by an Afghan soldier in southern Afghanistan, one of a growing number of such shootings. Cliff Owen/AP hide caption

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An Afghan Shoots, A Marine Dies, Mistrust Grows

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Nyachieng Nguot Teng, 25, lost her left leg and her 7-month-old son suffered a fractured leg when a Sudanese bomb fell on her hut in Lalat, South Sudan, on May 5. The United Nations is trying to prevent the recent fighting between the two Sudans from escalating into full-scale war. Ofeibea Quist-Arcton/NPR hide caption

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Civilians Flee, Soldiers Dig In On Sudanese Frontier

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Only Shallow Japancakes

Researcher Hans Roy opens a core sample taken from the bottom of the Pacific Ocean. A core sample like this one contained bacteria that settled on the seafloor 86 million years ago. Bo Barker Jorgensen/Science/AAAS hide caption

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Ancient Deep-Sea Bacteria Are In No Hurry To Eat

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Ancient Dance Petros Tabouris
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Midnight in Harlem Tedeschi Trucks Band
Word of Mouth Keith Kenniff
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Psalm for the Elks Lodge Last Call The Weakerthans
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Cecil Taylor, 83, is being feted in a two-week celebration of his music in New York City. Peter Gannushkin/downtownmusic.net hide caption

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Cecil Taylor: The Pianist Who's Also An Orchestra

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Revolting Children Matilda
C 130 Brownout

Joe Ricketts, whose American Film Company produced The Conspirator, arrives at the film's premiere during the Toronto International Film Festival in 2010. Alberto E. Rodriguez/Getty Images hide caption

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Billionaire Donor Joe Ricketts: From Behind The Scenes To Center Stage

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Wallet Corner Chris Brokaw
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language of the Soul Ronnie Earl & the Broadcasters
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Plastic surgeon Amy Pare says it's important for doctors to know what kind of substances patients she's treating might have been exposed to. Susan Philips/WHYY hide caption

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Pennsylvania Doctors Worry Over Fracking 'Gag Rule'

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Another Body of Water Roots of Orchis
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Family Equality Council Executive Director Jennifer Chrisler (left), her partner Cheryl Jacques and their sons Tom and Tim Jacques visited Washington on Thursday to ask Congress for equal rights for same-sex families. Sean Carlson/Family Equality Council hide caption

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Same-Sex Parents Lobby Congress For Equal Rights

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The Many Voices Of Donna Summer

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