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It's All Right Impressions of Curtis Mayfield
Crime Scene Los Straitjackets
I'd Dance For You What Laura Says
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American composer Irving Berlin sings his song "God Bless America" in front of Boy Scouts troop members and spectators gathered at a tent in Monticello, New York in 1940. Instead of collecting royalties from "God Bless America," Berlin created a fund that collected and distributed them to the Boy and Girl Scouts. Getty Images hide caption

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From Peace To Patriotism: The Shifting Identity Of 'God Bless America'

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Space Monkey Genji Siraisi
Oh, Lady Be Good Artie Shaw & His Orchestra
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Tlacoyos can be filled with beans, potatoes, mushrooms or cheese and are often topped with grilled cactus, onions, cilantro, and salsa. Jasmine Garsd for NPR hide caption

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Tlacoyos: A Mexican Grilled Snack That Tempted The Conquistadors

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Butch Benavides — a Mexican food restaurateur turned fry-master — shows off his Texas fried fireball. John Burnett/NPR hide caption

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Deep-Fry Chefs Keep It Hot And Poppin' In Texas

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043 The Toughcats
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Ernossi Ernest Ranglin
Yuppies Are Flowers Dead Gaze
Outre Mer Garage a trois
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One Amish family in Lancaster County, Pa., has three horse-pulled buggies they store in a barn. They all have electric lights powered by rechargeable batteries. One of the buggies even has battery-powered windshield wipers. Jeff Brady/NPR hide caption

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Amish Community Not Anti-Technology, Just More Thoughtful

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My Burr Minotaur Shock
See Line Woman Me'Shell Ndegéocello
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Pour Une Âme Souveraine: A Dedication to Nina Simone
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Moon 8 Kenseth Thibideau
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Cosmic Florian Weber
Green Onions Booker T. & the MG's
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Perdido Duke Ellington

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