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During her lifetime, singer and dancer Carmen Miranda (shown here in a dressing room at the London Palladium in 1948) was a huge success in the United States, but rejected at home in Brazil as a sellout. George Konig/Keystone Features/Getty Images hide caption

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Of Fruit Hats And 'Happy Tropics,' A Renaissance For Carmen Miranda

The Brazilian performer was a huge hit with American audiences who loved her outrageous costumes and beautiful voice. But she's been less appreciated in her homeland — until now.

Armenians lay flowers Tuesday at the Tsitsernakaberd Armenian Genocide Memorial in Yerevan, Armenia. Armenians on Friday will commemorate 100 years since 1.5 million of their kin were killed by Ottoman forces. Armenians and many historians call it the first genocide of the 20th century, but Turkey fiercely rejects that label. Karen Minasyan/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Turks And Armenians Prepare For Dueling Anniversaries On Friday

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John Hinckley Jr. arrives at U.S. District Court in Washington, D.C., in 2003 to seek five-day, unsupervised visits with his parents at their home in Virginia. His current hearing is the seventh time a court has weighed gradually opening the door to Hinckley's freedom. Evan Vucci/AP hide caption

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Man Who Shot Reagan Seeks Release From Mental Hospital

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Confessions BadBadNotGood
Terra Firma Irma Brian Lynch

Federal regulators are considering whether to approve the proposed $45 billion merger of Comcast and Time Warner Cable. Joe Raedle/Getty Images hide caption

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Comcast, Time Warner Cable Push For Merger Approval Amid Opposition

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Darryl Davidson, who served in Iraq with the National Guard, started having symptoms of PTSD 18 months after he left active duty. Getting treatment took several more months. Officials acknowledge guard members have less support than active forces. Julysa Sosa for NPR hide caption

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National Guard Members Face Challenges In Seeking Help For PTSD

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An Evening I will Not Forget Dermot Kennedy
Ethio Blues Mulatu Astatke

Chantel, 3, and Antoni, 7 months, migrated to Spain from their native Cameroon, with their mother Tatiana Kanga, 25. Tatiana was nine months pregnant with Antoni when they crossed the Mediterranean Sea together in an inflatable boat. Lauren Frayer/NPR hide caption

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9 Months Pregnant, An African Woman Risks It All And Heads To Europe

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Stranger In Town Pat Metheny Group
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Buzz Over Bee Health: New Pesticide Studies Rev Up Controversy

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Science-based guidelines say there's no benefit to getting an EKG of heart activity before routine cataract surgery — even if the patient is old. But most doctors order such tests anyway. Bull's Eye/ImageZoo/Corbis hide caption

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Why Many Doctors Don't Follow 'Best Practices'

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During her lifetime, singer and dancer Carmen Miranda (shown here in a dressing room at the London Palladium in 1948) was a huge success in the United States, but rejected at home in Brazil as a sellout. George Konig/Keystone Features/Getty Images hide caption

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Of Fruit Hats And 'Happy Tropics,' A Renaissance For Carmen Miranda

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O Que E Que a Baiana Tem Carmen Miranda
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