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Sebastien de la Cruz gave an encore performance of "The Star-Spangled Banner" before the NBA Finals game on Thursday. David J. Phillip/AP hide caption

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Code Switch

11-Year-Old Keeps Singing In Face Of Hate

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11-Year-Old Keeps Singing In Face Of Hate

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Home values have been rising in recent months, but mortgage rates have taken a rapid turn upward as well. Some investors are worried that the housing recovery may stall if mortgage rates jump too quickly. Gene J. Puskar/AP hide caption

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Housing Market Watchers Edgy As Mortgage Rates Keep Climbing

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Harlem funeral directors Tamara Bullock and Patricia Hamilton are going to spend their next savings-club payout on a sky-diving trip (unless Bullock can get out of it). Marianne McCune/NPR hide caption

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Planet Money

When People Make Their Own Banks

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When People Make Their Own Banks

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"A œGift for the Grangers" was a recruitment poster for the National Grange printed in 1873. Grange membership around this period was estimated by some to be as high as 2 million. Today it'™s less than 200,000. National Grange of the Order of Patrons of Husbandry hide caption

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National Grange of the Order of Patrons of Husbandry

New Blood Sparks Identity Crisis For Fraternal Group Of Farmers

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Violinist Amandine Beyer holds Mozart's own violin backstage at Boston's Jordan Hall on Monday. Kathy Wittman/Courtesy of the Boston Early Music Festival hide caption

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Deceptive Cadence

Playing Mozart — On Mozart's Violin

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Playing Mozart — On Mozart's Violin

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Chimpanzee Toni celebrated his 50th birthday at the Hellabrunn Zoo in Munich on Nov. 22, 2011. Sven Hoppe/DPA/Landov hide caption

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Shots - Health News

Rule Would List All Chimps As Endangered, Even Lab Animals

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Rule Would List All Chimps As Endangered, Even Lab Animals

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Images from posters made by relatives show 10 of the 12 young people kidnapped in broad daylight from a bar in Mexico City on May 26. No one has claimed responsibility for the brazen abduction. Marco Ugarte/AP hide caption

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Parallels

Mass Kidnapping Puts Mexican Legal System On Trial

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Mass Kidnapping Puts Mexican Legal System On Trial

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The cover image of The Complete Roost Johnny Smith Small Group Sessions, a 2002 box set of work from across the jazz guitarist's career. Album cover hide caption

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Album cover

The Record

Johnny Smith, Revered Guitar Player, Has Died

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Johnny Smith, Revered Guitar Player, Has Died

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