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Fireworks Marco Benevento
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Bones Fat Freddy's Drop
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A helicopter carries VIPs to the Brazilian Grand Prix in Sao Paulo in 2010. Politicians taking expensive helicopters and government planes have generated controversy in Brazil. Jefferson Bernardes/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Brazil's Highflying VIPs Face Backlash Over Air Travel

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Profundo Grosso The Greyboy Allstars
Ritual Union Little Dragon
I Think This Is My Exit The One Am Radio
Photon Pantha Du Prince
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Zhang Junmin (second from right) and his band perform the Lao Qiang music special in northwest China's Shaanxi province. The character behind the stage means "drama"; Lao Qiang music used to accompany puppet plays and includes a strong storytelling component. Courtesy of Wang Kuanren hide caption

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A Secret Folk Music Holds Firm In China's Badlands

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Wolf Out The Bad Plus
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How President Obama 'Showed His Brother Card'

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Black Rain The Mattson 2
Jan Lambchop
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Florida Gov. Rick Scott speaks to protesters Thursday in the Capitol in Tallahassee. Scott told the protesters that he won't ask lawmakers to revamp the state's controversial self-defense law. Phil Sears/AP hide caption

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Florida Governor Stands Firm On 'Stand Your Ground' Law

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Boom Boom Sebastien Leon
Flat Panda Dianogah

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New Smartphone Upgrade Plans Can Be Costly In The Long Run

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Omar Garage a Trois
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Instrumental Jonny Fritz
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Two Bones from Skeletor Double Naught Spy Car
Lobby Call Law of the Least Effort
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Kristen Wiig (with Darren Criss) stars in Girl Most Likely as a hard-luck case who learns how to reboot her disastrous life after she's forced to move back in with her mom. Nicole Rivelli/Roadside Attractions hide caption

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Kristen Wiig: That Loud, Strange Lady Isn't Me

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