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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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Parallels

Brazil's Highflying VIPs Face Backlash Over Air Travel

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Brazil's Highflying VIPs Face Backlash Over Air Travel

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Book Reviews

Book Review: 'The Panopticon'

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Book Review: 'The Panopticon'

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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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Music News

A Secret Folk Music Holds Firm In China's Badlands

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A Secret Folk Music Holds Firm In China's Badlands

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President Obama during his appearance at the White House on Friday. Saul Loeb/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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The Two-Way

How President Obama 'Showed His Brother Card'

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How President Obama 'Showed His Brother Card'

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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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Nearly 60 percent of Americans have smartphones, up from just 8 percent five years ago. Justin Sullivan/Getty Images hide caption

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New Smartphone Upgrade Plans Can Be Costly In The Long Run

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Planet Money

What Actually Happens At The End Of 'Trading Places'?

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What Actually Happens At The End Of 'Trading Places'?

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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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Movie Interviews

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

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

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