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Abdifatah Yusuf Isse (center) and Salah Osman Ahmed (right) are among more than 20 young men who left Minnesota since 2007 to join al-Shabab. They are testifying against Mahamud Said Omar (left), who is accused of helping to send fighters and money to the al-Qaida-linked group in Somalia. AP hide caption

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Minnesota Trial Offers Window On Jihadi Pipeline

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Listeners Take Stock Of Affirmative Action

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Crack Rock Frank Ocean
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An Immigrant's 'Star-Spangled Banner,' En Espanol

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My Head Samuel Yirga
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Another Body of Water Roots of Orchis
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Ernossi Ernest Ranglin

A nun chants while she and her sisters pray together during Vespers at their home near Dumfries, Va. Unlike older sisters shaped by Vatican II, a new generation of women are flocking to more conservative orders. Barbara Bradley Hagerty/NPR hide caption

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Sisters And Vatican II: A Generational Tug Of War

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White Frank Ocean
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Abigail Fisher, the Texan involved in the University of Texas affirmative action case, talks to reporters outside the Supreme Court in Washington on Wednesday. Susan Walsh/AP hide caption

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Court Questions University's Affirmative Action Plan

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Lance Armstrong competes in the Rev3 Half Full Triathalon Sunday in Ellicott City, Md. Armstrong joined other cancer survivors in the event, which raised funds for the Ulman Cancer Fund for Young Adults. Steve Ruark/AP hide caption

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Doping Agency Says 11 Teammates Testified Against Lance Armstrong

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Disparate Youth Santigold
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East Africa Augustus Pablo

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Spaniards, Who Usually Aid Others, Being Asked To Help Their Own

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The Outer Banks The Album Leaf
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You, Too, Can Print Your Own Guitar

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Hanuman Rodrigo y Gabriela

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During Lockout Season, Orchestra Musicians Grapple With Their Future

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'Human Hamster Wheel' Sinks; Here's Video Of How It Used To Work

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I'm Walking Backwards for Christmas (Goons) Spike Milligan
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