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Why Chemical Weapons Have Been A Red Line Since World War I

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Glittering Blackness Explosions in the Sky
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Newbury Tristeza

Harvey Mudd President Maria Klawe often uses her longboard to get around campus and chat with students like senior Xanda Schofield. Wendy Kaufman/NPR hide caption

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How One College Is Closing The Computer Science Gender Gap

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Summer Beat Orgone
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The Treasury Department announced this week it will pay down some of its debt for the first time in six years. Jacquelyn Martin/AP hide caption

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The Federal Deficit Is Actually Shrinking

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Day Five Explosions In the Sky
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Coaxing The Baby To Sleep: A Violinist's Hand-Picked Lullabies

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One with the Wurlitzer [Vinyl] American Football
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A Customs and Border Protection officer explains to arriving international passengers at Los Angeles International Airport how to provide their fingerprints. While visitors are fingerprinted and photographed upon arrival in the U.S., they are currently not tracked upon departure. Reed Saxon/AP hide caption

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U.S. Aims To Track Foreigners Who Arrive, But Never Leave

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In this image taken from video, South African President Jacob Zuma sits with ailing anti-apartheid icon Nelson Mandela on Monday. Mandela was hospitalized in late March with a lung infection, and in images from the visit, appeared largely unresponsive. SABC/AP hide caption

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S. African Leader Under Fire After Awkward Visit With Mandela

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Locks & Barges David Byrne
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My Only Swerving El Ten Eleven
The Outer Banks The Album Leaf
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Across the Imaginary Divide Marcus Roberts Trio

Afghan President Hamid Karzai acknowledged a report this week that the CIA has regularly been sending him money. Afghans seem to have mixed feelings. The president is shown here speaking at an event in Kabul on March 10. S. SABAWOON/EPA/Landov hide caption

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Secret Cash To Afghan Leader: Corruption Or Just Foreign Aid?

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Jamboree [#] Asheru, Asheru & Blue Black Of The Unspoken Heard et. al.
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A Sleep Gene Has A Surprising Role In Migraines

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The four cuts at the top of this skull "are clear chops to the forehead," says Smithsonian forensic anthropologist Douglas Owsley. Based on forensic evidence, researchers think the blows were made after the person died. Donald E. Hurlbert/Smithsonian hide caption

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Bones Tell Tale Of Desperation Among The Starving At Jamestown

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Northwest [Instrumental] Richmond Fontaine
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Mexican Wine Bhi Bhiman

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