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From the Human Rights Watch report: "Detainees described being folded at the waist and having their head, neck, and legs put into a car tire so that they were immobilized and could not protect themselves from beatings on the back, legs, and head including by batons and whips." Human Rights Watch hide caption

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'Torture Centers' Stretch Across Syria, Human Rights Watch Reports

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Little Old Lady (From Pasadena) Jan & Dean
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(Sifting Through The) African Diaspora Moore, Stanton Trio
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Fly and Unfold Christian Pabst
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Since the Supreme Court's health care ruling, there's been a lot of speculation about whether Chief Justice John Roberts changed his mind during the course of deliberations. Pablo Martinez Monsivais/AP hide caption

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Did Roberts Flip On The Health Care Decision?

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Don't Do It Salvador Santana

The TV series Pablo Escobar: Boss of Evil, starring Andres Parra as the eponymous Colombian drug lord, is revisiting a dark period in the country's history. Caracol Television hide caption

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Colombia Relives Escobar's Reign Of Terror, On TV

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Revolting Children Matilda
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Andrew Garfield stars in The Amazing Spider-Man, in which the nerdy, web-slinging superhero gets an overhauled origin story. Jaimie Trueblood/Sony Pictures hide caption

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A Lanky Teenager On The Path To (Super) Power

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Spiderman Theme Alison Brown Quartet
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Boban and Marko Markovic are the father and son behind Serbia's Markovic Orkestar. Michael Mann/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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Serbia's Markovic Orkestar Breaks Boundaries With Brass

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Galope Boban I Marko Markovic Orkestar
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Fumando Captain Planet

Francois St. Ker, 55, was on the brink of dying from AIDS in the spring of 2001. Today, he's a successful farmer and is in good health, thanks to treatment for his HIV. John Poole/NPR hide caption

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Treating HIV: From Impossible To Halfway There

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Hanuman Rodrigo y Gabriela

Actor Andy Griffith died Tuesday at 86. He sits in uniform, as Sheriff Andy Taylor, on the set of his television series The Andy Griffith Show in 1967. CBS Photo Archive/Getty Images hide caption

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Andy Griffith: A TV Icon From Mayberry To 'Matlock'

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Amazing Grace/Grace Greater Than All Our Sin Andy Griffith
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So So Freely AgesandAges
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Ryan Curtis leans in for a kiss from Love Kovtun on Telegraph Avenue in Oakland's Uptown neighborhood in April. New businesses and investment have helped revitalize the city's downtown over the past decade. Laura Morton for NPR hide caption

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Oakland Turns A Corner As Calif. Faces Budget Woes

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Trans Mojave Martin Tillman
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Water in Water Buildings

Neil Diamond's "Coming To America" played an especially memorable part in one NPR listener's adolescence. Ethan Miller/Getty Images hide caption

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An Immigrant's Tale, With Neil Diamond's Siren Song

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America Neil Diamond
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