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Ultra-Orthodox In Israel: Keeping Cool While Keeping Customs

Even in this month's 90-degree heat, ultra-Orthodox Jews stay loyal to their traditional attire: heavy, long skirts for women and dark suits and fedoras for men. Air conditioning helps.

A Million And One Things To Do Time Machine
Caminos The New Gary Burton Quartet

New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu speaks about New Orleans' emergence as a model of urban renewal and economic recovery 10 years after Hurricane Katrina during a visit Tuesday to the National Press Club in Washington, D.C. Mandel Ngan/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Mayor Landrieu To Displaced New Orleanians: 'Y'all Can Come Home'

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Love Nest Bix Beiderbecke & Paul Whiteman Orchestra
True Spandau Ballet
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For Kazakhstan's LGBT Community, A Struggle For Recognition And Rights

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Lullaby for Lagos Whitefield Brothers & Quantic
Black Zil Syriana
Don't Stop the Dance Bryan Ferry
Nica's Dream Wes Montgomery
Sinnerman [Felix da Housecat's Heavenly House Mix] Nina Simone
Tokyo Sound Tribe Sector 9
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Ultra-Orthodox In Israel: Keeping Cool While Keeping Customs

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Flux and Meter Tommy Guerrero
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Rather Never Know Bronze Radio Return

Caprese salad on a stick is one of the healthier options at this year's Iowa State Fair. Sarah McCammon/NPR hide caption

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Eating Healthy At The Iowa State Fair Means Salad On A Stick

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Tchavolo Swing The Hot Club of San Francisco
Some Kinda Mean Joshua Breakstone
Beat Me Till I'm Blue Blow Up

Algerian writer and journalist Kamel Daoud's new book, The Meursault Investigation, reworks Albert Camus' The Stranger. Bertrand Langlois/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Novelist Kamel Daoud, Finding Dignity In The Absurd

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Brown Oxford Archie Pelago

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