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Can't We Be Friends Gary Burton & Chick Corea
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Woke Up Dead in the Morning Roots of Orchis
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Sen. Joe Manchin, a West Virginia Democrat, has an "A" rating from the NRA, but questions why anyone would need the kind of semi-automatic assault rifle used in the Newtown, Conn., killings. Dave Martin/AP hide caption

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Some Senators Show Willingness To Take On Gun Laws

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Son of Thirteen Pat Metheny Trio
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Detroit Marcus Miller

The contents of a box of some of the new foods containing caffeine collected by the Center for Science in the Public Interest. Karen Castillo Farfán/NPR hide caption

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Not Just For Coffee Anymore: The Rise Of Caffeinated Foods

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The Raiders March [From Raiders of the Lost Ark] Erich Kunzel & Cincinnati Pops Orchestra
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Great Movie Scores: The Films of Steven Spielberg
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Bootie Beat Shawn Lee & Clutchy Hopkins
'S Equals Zero Kodomo
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Radio City Eilen Jewell

Maria Lola Melisio, 18, entered the U.S. illegally with her mother when she was 7. Now she's an undocumented resident living in Alabama, which has one of the country's toughest immigration laws. Debbie Elliott/NPR hide caption

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Federal-State Tug Of War: Drawing The Lines In Immigration Overhaul

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Blue Paper Yeasayer
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Flat Panda Dianogah
All Things To All Men The Cinematic Orchestra & Roots Manuva
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The GRAIL mission's gravity map of the moon. Very precise measurements between two lunar probes orbiting the moon allowed researchers to study the moon with great detail. NASA/JPL/Caltech hide caption

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After A Year Of Study, Twin Probes Crash Into Moon

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Fumando Captain Planet
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Andras Gyorfi's winning entry in The Seasteading Institute's 2009 design contest. The institute supports the idea of permanent, autonomous offshore communities, but it does not intend to construct its own seasteads. Courtesy of The Seasteading Institute hide caption

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Don't Like The Government? Make Your Own, On International Waters

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You Asked, I Came Original Score
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