All Things Considered for July 9, 2012 Hear the All Things Considered program for July 9, 2012

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As Mine Protections Fail, Black Lung Cases Surge

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Spirits Lanterna
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Sumatra Road Naked Funk
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New York Mets pitcher R.A. Dickey delivers his signature pitch, with its unusual grip, against the Arizona Diamondbacks on May 6. He's the only knuckleballer in the major leagues, and the pitch has earned him a 12-1 record so far this season. Kathy Willens/AP hide caption

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Pitcher R.A. Dickey's Tale Is As Wild As A Knuckleball

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Woke Up Dead in the Morning Roots of Orchis
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Green Peppers Herb Alpert
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Swing State TV Stations Spiking Ad Rates As Campaign Cash Pours In

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Alleged Legends The Streets
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His Eye Is on the Sparrow John Scofield
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A water tank truck is seen on the main street in Waynesburg, Pa., on April 13. Scientists say naturally polluted water can rise to the surface of the Marcellus Shale; that finding suggests that frack water could seep out, too. Mladen Antonov/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Rising Shale Water Complicates Fracking Debate

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Flippen Punch Brothers
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Teen Years Pose New Risks For Kids Born With HIV

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Escapist The Streets
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Painting Atmosphere
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The Next Silicon Valley? Berlin Startups Catching Up With The Hype

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Yerbaguena Gnawledge
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Israeli reservists soldiers and Israeli parents whose children were killed during army service attend a rally in support of a new law to mandate universal military conscription — including ultra-religious Jews who had been previously exempt and Arab Israelis, July 7, in Tel Aviv, Israel. Jack Guez/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Proposed Changes To Military Service Roils Israel

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Movement and Location Punch Brothers
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Peanuts Herb Alpert
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Essence In New Orleans: A Festival That Knows Its Audience

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Wobble Skit V.I.C.
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