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Janet Timal, 47 (right), stands with her niece Thairine, 21. Janet has had a tummy tuck and breast augmentation and helped her niece pay for liposuction. "The ideal is to be able to put something on, to sit down and not have your belly jumping out. Here in Brazil it gets hot, and the less clothes, the better," says Janet. Jimmy Chalk for NPR hide caption

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In Brazil, Nips And Tucks Don't Raise An Eyebrow

Brazil has surpassed the U.S. as the world capital of plastic surgery. All this cosmetic enhancement is widely embraced in a country where women flaunt, rather than hide, having work done.

Alleged Islamic State militants stand next to an ISIS flag atop a hill in the Syrian town of Ain al-Arab, called Kobane by the Kurds, as seen from the Turkish-Syrian border in Suruc, Turkey, on Monday. Aris Messinis/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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A Smuggler Explains How He Helped Fighters Along 'Jihadi Highway'

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Labels on bags of snack foods indicate they are non-GMO food products. This fall, Colorado and Oregon will be the latest states to put GMO labeling on the ballot. Robyn Beck /AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Voters Will Get Their Say On GMO Labeling In Colorado And Oregon

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G-Funk Jorgenson, John Quintet
Tchavolo Swing Hot Club of Cowtown
Chicken Maceo Parker
Mogador Club d'Elf

Fabianie Andre with her 3-year-old daughter, Leilah, at their home in suburban Boston. Andre is one of many millennials who lack a college education. Asma Khalid/WBUR hide caption

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A Silent Majority Of Undereducated And Underemployed Millennials

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Harlem River Drive (Theme Song) Harlem River Drive
I Want to Be Happy Cal Tjader

Dr. Albert Johnston passed in order to practice medicine. After living as leading citizens in Keene, N.H., the Johnstons revealed their true racial identity, and became national news. Historical Society of Cheshire County hide caption

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'A Chosen Exile': Black People Passing In White America

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Porridge The Woggles
Dinah Thelonious Monk
Waterline Four80East

Attorney Douglas Laycock leaves the Supreme Court Tuesday after arguing before the court on behalf of Arkansas prison inmate Gregory Holt. J. Scott Applewhite/AP hide caption

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Justices Skeptical Of Beard Rule In Inmate Religious Rights Case

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I Saw the Light Chet Atkins & Jerry Reed
I Wanna Ride You Medeski Martin and Wood
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Janet Timal, 47 (right), stands with her niece Thairine, 21. Janet has had a tummy tuck and breast augmentation and helped her niece pay for liposuction. "The ideal is to be able to put something on, to sit down and not have your belly jumping out. Here in Brazil it gets hot, and the less clothes, the better," says Janet. Jimmy Chalk for NPR hide caption

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In Brazil, Nips And Tucks Don't Raise An Eyebrow

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Two schoolgirls walk past a barricade on a street outside Hong Kong's government complex on Tuesday. Many protesters have returned to work and to school. Student leaders and government officials agreed Tuesday to hold talks on ending the protests. Chris McGrath/Getty Images hide caption

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After Clogging The Streets, Hong Kong Protests Dwindle

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Grant Gustin as Barry Allen/The Flash on The CW's The Flash. Jack Rowand/The CW hide caption

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'The Flash' And 'Gotham' Succeed By Taking Comic Book Stories Seriously

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Batman Theme / Up The Cathedral / Descent Into Mystery Danny Elfman, Sinfonia of London Orchestra et. al.
Action Thriller Tuatara
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