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I Come Along Seelenluft
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Baba Drame Bill Frisell
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Gun Control: 'Only Modest Change' In Opinion Since Newtown Shootings

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GP James Carter
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Layin' in the Cut
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Konbawa Julia Hülsmann
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End of a Summer
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Is The Border Secure Enough To Tackle The Immigration System?

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A section of the Sutter's Mill meteorite, dubbed "Darth Vader," is studied at a lab at the University of California, Davis. The meteorite is made of carbonaceous chondrite, which contains materials that formed the planets of the solar system. UC Davis hide caption

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In Calif. Gold Country, A Rush That's Out Of This World

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my little darling roger eno
Clarity Gary Burton
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Next Generation
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'Miss Subways': A Trip Back In Time To New York's Melting Pot

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Revolting Children Matilda
Cool Man Cool Grant Geissman

Rep. Tim Huelskamp, R-Kan., shown in 2010, has said he would deserve a primary challenge if he voted for House Speaker John Boehner's "fiscal cliff" proposal, which would extend the Bush-era tax cuts only on income of less than $1 million. John Hanna/AP hide caption

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House Republicans Face Threat Of Primary Challenges In 'Plan B' Vote

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A man worships at the synagogue in Bello using a prayer book, the Siddur Birkat Shelomo, in which Spanish, Hebrew and phonetic versions are offered. Paul Smith for NPR hide caption

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'Lost Jews' Of Colombia Say They've Found Their Roots

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Bongo Blam Gideon Freudmann

Food companies have begun quietly reducing salt in regular foods because low-salt items like these don't sell as well. Mel Evans/AP hide caption

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Big Food And The Big, Silent Salt Experiment

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Slingshot The Black Seeds
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Solid Ground
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Water Rafi Malkiel

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Financial Ties Bind NRA, Gun Industry

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Lost Horizon Friends of Dean Martinez
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Random Harvest
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Most hydraulic fracturing in California is done to extract to oil in areas like this field in Kern County. The state is drafting fracking regulations for the first time. Craig Miller/KQED hide caption

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Next In Line For A Fracking Boom, California Looks At The Rules

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Meanwhile Gardens The Bowling Green
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One Pound Note
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Golden Gate Fog Artie Traum
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Meetings with Remarkable Friends
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For a Johnny Cash superfan, the 63-disc Complete Columbia Album Collection is a dream come true. Legacy Recordings hide caption

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Last-Minute Gift Alert: The Season In Music Box Sets

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Revolting Children Matilda
Twinkle, Twinkle Doc Watson
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