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Embers Brad Mehldau
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Killing Floor The Accidental
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There Were Wolves [Bonus Tracks]
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Evidence Thelonious Monk
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Hip Jazz Bop: Batteries Not Included
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Don't Stop (On My Account) Owen Pallett

Research scientist Leila Takayama poses with a PR2 robot at Willow Garage, a robotics company in Menlo Park, Calif., that produces programmable robots. Melissa Block/NPR hide caption

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You Know You Want One: Personal Robots Are Coming, But Not Ready For You Yet

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Walk it Off Big Lazy
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Ann Romney, wife of Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney, wears a "Dressage is no. 1" foam finger at a competition on Saturday. Romney's horse, Rafalca, qualified for the 2012 Olympic dressage team. Courtesy of Steve O'Byrne hide caption

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A Horse Is A Horse, Unless Of Course It's Ann Romney's Dressage Champ

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L'oiseau de feu (The Firebird), ballet in 2 scenes for orchestra [Tableau 1: Dance of Kashchei's court, bewitched by the Firebird] Philharmonia Orchestra of London, Esa-Pekka Salonen (conductor)
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Philharmonia Orchestra of London, Esa-Pekka Salonen (conductor)

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Prick Up Those Ears Geoff Farina

The Italian Jesuit priest Paolo Dall'Oglio, shown here at the Syrian Maronite monastery of Deir Mar Musa in 2007, lived in Syria for 30 years before he was expelled Saturday. Dall'Oglio has spoken out in support of protesters who oppose President Bashar Assad. Louai Beshara/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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After 30 Years In Syria, Outspoken Priest Is Expelled

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Former pitcher Roger Clemens, center, and his attorneys Rusty Hardin, right, and Michael Attanasio arrive on the courthouse steps after Clemens was found not guilty on all charges in his perjury trial at U.S. District Court in Washington, D.C., on Monday. Saul Loeb/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Baseball Legend Clemens Found Not Guilty Of Perjury

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Stolen Moments The Six Parts Seven
Big Time Omer Avital
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Toki No Senrei Wo Uketeinai Mono Wo Yomuna Jonny Greenwood
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Norwegian Wood [Original Soundtrack]
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Lisa Donovan spoofs the film 300 in a 2007 YouTube video that pits her against a FedEx guy. Donovan's videos became so successful, she was able to make a living off selling ads on them. via YouTube hide caption

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Lights, Camera, YouTube: Studio Cashes In On An Entertainment Revolution

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Nearly everyone has a smartphone or tablet these days, but what should you do when it comes time to sit down for dinner? Sean Locke/iStockphoto.com hide caption

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Does Your Smartphone Go Next To The Salad Fork Or The Soup Spoon?

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My Burr Minotaur Shock

National hollerin' champion Tony Peacock lets loose for the crowd at this year's National Hollerin' Contest in Spivey's Corner, N.C. Lauren Justice/The Fayetteville Observer hide caption

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A Whole Lot Of Hollerin' To Save A Dying Art

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A New Leaf Matt Flinner
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Just What I Was Thinking Glorytellers
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Chef Javier Plascencia finds inspiration for his dishes at the Mercado Hidalgo, a huge indoor market in Tijuana Melanie Stetson Freeman/Christian Science Monitor/Getty Images hide caption

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Chef Tempts Tourists Back To Tijuana By Focusing On The Food

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Hell No! We Won't Go! The Philistines Jr.
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If a Band Plays In the Woods...?
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Elementals HiM
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Many in High Places Are Not Well
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