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Why Are Chinese Artists Representing Kenya At The Venice Biennale?

Kenya will participate in the Venice Biennale, the prestigious art show that opens on May 9. But only two of the artists representing Kenya will be Kenyan. Most aren't even African — they're Chinese.

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No Vacancy Nortec Collective

Cholita, an Andean bear, was abused in a circus in Peru and is now in a small zoo. An animal welfare group has now received permission to take Cholita to a wildlife sanctuary in Colorado, along with more than 30 former circus lions. Courtesy of Animal Defenders International hide caption

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Cholita, An Abused Bear In Peru, Gets A New Home In Colorado

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America Neil Diamond
Mi Mujer Nicolas Jaar

Google is doing test flights of its balloons carrying Internet routers around the world. Last June, a balloon was released at the airport in Teresina, Brazil. Google hide caption

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Bringing Internet To The Far Corners Of The Earth

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Why Are Chinese Artists Representing Kenya At The Venice Biennale?

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Homeowners sit in a conference room in Detroit's Cobo Center while waiting for their cases to be heard to avoid foreclosure from tax debts in Detroit on Jan. 29. This year, Wayne County officials sent out 62,000 foreclosure notices to city homeowners behind on property taxes. Paul Sancya/AP hide caption

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Mass Tax Foreclosure Threatens Detroit Homeowners

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Want To Do A Little Astrophysics? This App Detects Cosmic Rays

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Parker's Mood The Roy Hargrove Quintet

At Nashville's Bailey Middle Prep, Whitney Bradley teaches her 8th-graders how to organize an essay in preparation for the writing section of Tennessee's standardized test. Most in her class trail their peers in literacy. Blake Farmer/Nashville Public Radio hide caption

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Stretching One Great Teacher Across Many Classrooms

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Old Country Road The London Souls
Long Way Down Zola Jesus
When U Love Somebody Fruit Bats
1000 Arms Lymbyc Systym
You Can't Go Home Again DJ Shadow
Debbie Downer Courtney Barnett
Yo Tengo Ritmo Carlos "Patato" Valdes