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Shine And The Moonbeams: R&B For The Kids

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After Medgar Evers was murdered, his wife, Myrlie Evers, carried on his work. This photo shows Myrlie Evers and her children, Van, 9; Darrell, 16; and Rena, 14, in June 1969 in their Claremont, Calif., home. AP hide caption

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Medgar Evers' Son Honors Civil Rights Icon In His Own Way

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Jeanne Pincha-Tulley, a Type 1 incident commander, addresses the media in the then-evacuated town of Idyllwild, as the Mountain Fire grows closer. Pincha-Tulley has a reputation for being frank and direct with the media and public. "For the next two days," she said, "the fire is going to put embers right over this town." Nate Rott/NPR hide caption

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Firefighting's First Female General Makes Order Out Of Chaos

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Could the images common in accounts of near-death experiences be explained by a rush of electrical activity in the brain? Odina/iStockphoto.com hide caption

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Brains Of Dying Rats Yield Clues About Near-Death Experiences

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Apple's Garage Band for the iPad and iPhone includes virtual instruments, such as piano and drums, you can play like the real thing.   hide caption

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Question Of The Week: What Are The Best Apps For Making Music?

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This simulated image shows what information about a Higgs particle would look like in the proposed International Linear Collider. Norman Graf/interactions.org hide caption

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Particle Physicists Want A New Collider To Study The Higgs

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