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Craig McCarl dips Xlerator covers two at a time into a chrome bath. He has worked for Excel Dryer in East Longmeadow, Mass., for 31 years. Andrea Hsu/NPR hide caption

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How One Company Reinvented The Hand Dryer

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Flaximus Brownout
Canto de Ossanha Jonathan Kreisberg
Morse Nightmares on Wax
Doo-Bop Song [Edit Without Rap][Version] Miles Davis
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Egyptian President Anwar Sadat is flanked by senior military officers as he reviews maps of battlefield developments in the 1973 Arab-Israeli War. He's shown at army headquarters in Cairo on Oct. 15, 1973. Egypt and Syria attacked Israel, catching Israel and the CIA off-guard. AP hide caption

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The CIA And The Hazards Of Middle East Forecasting

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Expensive Shit Fela Kuti
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Health researchers say the proportion of people in their late 40s to 60s with diabetes, hypertension or obesity has increased over the past two decades. iStockphoto.com hide caption

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Aging Poorly: Another Act Of Baby Boomer Rebellion

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Never Going Back Again Fleetwood Mac
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Tomorrow Never Knows Bozo Allegro

President Obama and law enforcement officials meet in January to discuss gun violence. To the left of Obama is Hennepin County, Minn., Sheriff Richard W. Stanek; to the right is Charles H. Ramsey, commissioner of the Philadelphia Police Department. Rex Features/AP hide caption

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Gun Control Divides County Sheriffs

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Close to Nowhere Band of Skulls
Discovery At Night Ludovico Einaudi
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Iranian authorities are using cyberpolice units to crack down on people who try to access banned websites, including social media sites such as Facebook. Here, Iranians use computers at an Internet cafe in Tehran in January. Vahid Salemi/AP hide caption

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Iran's Leader Embraces Facebook; Fellow Iranians Are Blocked

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My Burr Minotaur Shock
Noliu Chucho Valdés
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Hoy Fernanda Ulibarri
Like a Ghost in Your Own Life Ulrich Schnauss
Sad American Kaki King

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Remembering Karen Carpenter, 30 Years Later

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Revolting Children Matilda
Baby Man Gene Harris & The Three Sounds

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