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Riding The 'Silver Dragon,' Surfers Tame China's 10-Foot River Waves

The Qiantang Tidal Bore, a big river wave that forms during China's Mid-Autumn Festival, barrels upstream for miles through the crowded city of Hangzhou.

Millions watched President Obama's prime-time address this week, like these patrons of a San Francisco nail salon. But whether Americans will support his plan remains unclear. Justin Sullivan/Getty Images hide caption

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Do Americans Support President Obama's ISIS Plan?

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Wallace March [Twelve Scotch and Twelve Irish Airs 1743-4] Abby Newton
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Gracias Larry Carlton & Vince Gill
In Her Music Box Atmosphere
Interlude 2 Edgar Meyer
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How To Be A 21st Century 'Gentleman'

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Whatta Man En Vogue & Salt-N-Pepa
Well You Needn't Chet Baker

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In Ferguson, Mo., Before Michael Brown There Was Henry Davis

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Rockin' at Cosimo's Lee Allen
Sign of Horus Ralf Illenberger

Migrants at a shelter in southern Mexico say that Mexico's interior checkpoints are making it harder to travel north. Some have given up on reaching the U.S. and are trying to stay in Mexico. Carrie Kahn/NPR hide caption

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Mexican Crackdown Slows Central American Immigration To U.S.

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The Star Spangled Banner Béla Fleck
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Nothing at All Friends of Dean Martinez
Urban Light Air Cuba
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Islamic State Rule: Municipal Services And Public Beheadings

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Tabara Vieux Farka Touré & Ali Farka Touré
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Riding The 'Silver Dragon,' Surfers Tame China's 10-Foot River Waves

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Surfmania Aqua Velvets
While It's Good Joe Sample & Soul Committee
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Remembering Biggie Smalls And 'Ready To Die' 20 Years Later

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Big Poppa The Notorious B.I.G.
Inexorable David Byrne
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