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Georgian billionaire and opposition leader Bidzina Ivanishvili (left) reacts with supporters at his office on Monday. Ivanishvili defeated Georgian President Mikheil Saakashvili in the election, clearing the way for a new government. Uncredited/AP hide caption

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Opposition Victory Signals New Direction For Georgia

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Spirits in the Material World Karsh Kale
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My Head Samuel Yirga
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Junot Diaz won a Pulitzer Prize in 2008 for his novel The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao. Nina Subin/Penguin Group hide caption

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Mandolinist Chris Thile, Novelist Junot Díaz Among 2012 MacArthur 'Geniuses'

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Dirty Money Antibalas
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Bombay El Guincho
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Bernard Goutier, 25, has served time in prison twice. He's now learning construction skills with Emerge Connecticut, which offers paid on-the-job training, literacy classes and support groups to ex-offenders. Uma Ramiah for NPR hide caption

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'Million-Dollar Blocks' Map Incarceration's Costs

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Trans Mojave Martin Tillman
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The Warpath Conner Youngblood
Close To the Sky Six Organs of Admittance
Tomorrow Never Knows Bozo Allegro

Pope Benedict XVI and his former butler, Paolo Gabriele (center), are shown at the Vatican in this file photo. The pope's private secretary, Georg Gaenswein, is on the left. Andrew Medichini/AP hide caption

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Pope's Butler Professes Innocence, But Says He Betrayed Pontiff

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Two Step Pacha Massive
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Lullaby for Lagos Whitefield Brothers & Quantic
The Blob Duke Levine
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A volunteer hands out buttons before first lady Michelle Obama speaks at a Hispanic caucus on Sept. 5 in Charlotte, N.C. David Goldman/AP hide caption

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Campaigns Targeting Hispanics, But With Tight Focus

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Waves [Instrumental] Hayden Chisholm, Jurgen Friedrich et. al.
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An Iranian man checks the rates of foreign currencies at a currency exchange bureau in central Tehran on Sept. 29. The Iranian currency lost nearly one-third of its value in a day over the weekend. Maryam Rahmanian/UPI/Landov hide caption

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Panic Rises In Iran As Currency Plunges To New Lows

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Su-Bo's Mental Meltdown Portico Quartet
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Waylon Jennings: The 'Last Recordings' Of A Dreamer

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I Do Believe Waylon Jennings
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Chisa Abdullah Ibrahim
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