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This woman, who has had her prostitution charge wiped away, says she got the lotus tattoo to cover up the brand of a former pimp. "Once they put their name on me, I was their property," she adds. She says she got the word "persist" tattooed as a reminder to keep moving forward. Evie Stone/NPR hide caption

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Little-Known Laws Help Sex-Trafficking Victims Clear Criminal Records

"I'm not ever going to forget what I've done," says a woman once convicted of prostitution. "But, at the same time, I don't want it thrown in my face every time I'm trying to seek employment."

This woman, who has had her prostitution charge wiped away, says she got the lotus tattoo to cover up the brand of a former pimp. "Once they put their name on me, I was their property," she adds. She says she got the word "persist" tattooed as a reminder to keep moving forward. Evie Stone/NPR hide caption

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Little-Known Laws Help Sex Trafficking Victims Clear Criminal Records

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Burnt Biscuits Booker T. & the MG's
Jiinti Mocky

Miller Farm, the terminus of Van Syckel's pipeline, in 1868. The oil was pumped to Miller Farm and then transported by railroad. Drake Well Museum/Courtesy of PHMC hide caption

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Even Pickaxes Couldn't Stop The Nation's First Oil Pipeline

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Nobody Cares White Arrows
Night Shot Polock

Assistant Secretary of State, Bureau of Western Hemisphere Affairs, Roberta Jacobson, testifies on Capitol Hill in Washington, in February. Pablo Martinez Monsivais/AP hide caption

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U.S. Diplomat Says Change In Immigration Policy For Cubans Is Not On The Table

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Who, me? The Asian relative of this domestic gerbil is a well-known host to the bacteria that cause plague. Valentina Storti/Flickr hide caption

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Gerbils Likely Pushed Plague To Europe in Middle Ages

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Kangaroo Rat Beastie Boys
Barrio Feeling Troker
Revolutionary Blues Part 2 Sidney Bechet
Terrible Murder Blues Bertha Henderson
As Is Duane Eubank

Jordanians marched in the streets of the capital Amman on Feb. 6 to show solidarity with the family of a pilot killed by the Islamic State in Syria. Jordanians also expressed support for the king's decision to take part in the U.S.-led coalition against ISIS. Muhammad Hamed/Reuters/Landov hide caption

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Jordan's King Balances Threats Abroad And Critics At Home

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Runaway Kanye West
Sven's New Identity Krom
Offred Dan Mangan & Blacksmith
Inchworm Battles

Television personality Bill O'Reilly waits for the start of an event at the White House in February 2014. O'Reilly has for the past week fired back angrily at critics who have accused him of inflating his war-reporting record in a manner similar to suspended NBC Nightly News anchor Brian Williams. Pablo Martinez Monsivais/AP hide caption

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Despite Furious Objections, Bill O'Reilly's War Claims Warrant Scrutiny

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Everyday Aphrodesia

John Scarborough, a fourth-year pharmacy student at Lipscomb University, talks to high schoolers during a vocational career training class. Courtesy of Lipscomb University hide caption

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College? Career Tech? In Nashville, Teens Do Both

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Guitar Boogie Shuffle The Virtues
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Heart of Romain The Hot Club of Cowtown

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Podium Diplomacy: Conductor Takes Chinese Music West And Vice Versa

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The Chairman Dances, foxtrot for orchestra
Whiplash Hank Levy

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