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China's President Xi Jinping, shown speaking in Bruges, Belgium, back in April, has made fighting corruption one of his top priorities. Many Chinese bureaucrats are angry, saying a loss of bribes has greatly reduced their incomes. Yves Logghe/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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China's Fierce Anti-Corruption Crackdown: An Insider's View

China's president has pushed hard to combat corruption. But he's meeting resistance from some bureaucrats who say their incomes have fallen because bribes are less common.

Un Sacrifice Philharmonie
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Bongo Blam Gideon Freudmann

By the 1960s, humpback whales and other whale species had been hunted extensively, sometimes to the point of near extinction. Then a recording of humpback whale songs helped shift public opinion on the hunting of all whale species. Luis Robayo/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Recordings That Made Waves: The Songs That Saved The Whales

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Wintertide Al Petteway
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A South Korean student looks Dec. 23 at a diagram at Korea War Memorial Museum in Seoul, South Korea, that depicts how the cyberwarfare will be waged in the future in the Korean Peninsula. Ahn Young-joon/AP hide caption

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Doubts Persist On U.S. Claims Of North Korean Role In Sony Hack

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Loop-O-Plane Jeff Wahl
Crash Point Ben Vaughn
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Designs in Music
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Jigsaw Mike Stern

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One More Reason To Reach For A Paper Book Before Bed

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No Sleep Mike Elizondo, Jose Antonio Pasillas II et. al.
Water Rafi Malkiel

China's President Xi Jinping, shown speaking in Bruges, Belgium, back in April, has made fighting corruption one of his top priorities. Many Chinese bureaucrats are angry, saying a loss of bribes has greatly reduced their incomes. Yves Logghe/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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China's Fierce Anti-Corruption Crackdown: An Insider's View

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Just Among Friends New Guitar Summit
Ellison's Pain Unknown Soldier
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It's a New Day Bob Baldwin
Batuca Manuel Galbán
Crosstown Canyon Laika & the Cosmonauts
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"Canadian culture is so new and almost nonexistent that it's easy for us to see through the eyes of other nations," says Mychael Danna of his scores. Danna won the 2013 Academy Award for his score for Life of Pi. 20th Century Fox hide caption

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A Week With Musical Storytellers Of The Silver Screen

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End of Vienna Carla Bley
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