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Oil Boom Brings Small Town A Big Victory: A Football Team, At Last

The high school football game is the center of life for many towns in rural America. One town in western North Dakota is celebrating the return of the ritual for the first time in more than 25 years.

Hajj (The Journey) Abdullah Ibrahim
Breakdown Eleven (Return) Robert Een

AK, in a tan T-shirt on the left, his face blurred for his protection, was an Afghan interpreter who worked for the U.S. military. He poses with Afghan commandos in front of a controlled explosion. AK worked closely with American Jonathan Schmidt, in the dark tan shirt and a baseball cap (in the center). AK was with Schmidt when he was killed in a 2012 firefight. AK is now seeking a U.S. visa. Courtesy of Phil Schmidt hide caption

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American Dad Fights For The Afghan Interpreter Who Aided His Fallen Son

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As We Speak Mark Egan
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Flipher Overture Esthero
Episode 3. Seeds of Destruction. The Immigrants Michael Whalen
D-Natural Blues Porky Cohen & Roomful of Blues

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Oil Boom Brings Small Town A Big Victory: A Football Team, At Last

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Happy Birthday Ragtime Version
Turning Point
Moving Cities Faze Action
Pastures New Nickel Creek

In this 2011 photo, a banner in an Iowa grocery store advertises "pork, the other white meat" — the former, long-running slogan of the National Pork Board. Funded by money collected by the federal government, the board is one of a dozen promotional funds for different parts of American agriculture. Charlie Neibergall/AP hide caption

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Why Does Government Act As Tax Collector For Agribusiness?

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Marilyn Hack (middle) and her daughters Terez and Maliha have lived at the Villages of East Lake for 15 years. Hack was attracted by the safety and affordability. Elly Yu/WABE hide caption

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An Atlanta Neighborhood Tries To Redefine Gentrification

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Building the City Robert Een
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Mystery Miles Davis
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Natural Light Bill Frisell
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Disclosure On Subverting Dance Music Stereotypes And Writing With Sam Smith

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Let's Make the Water Turn Black Frank Zappa

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