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Latitudes

Latitudes: Our Favorite Global Music In September

A mix of old and new with fresh, fun sounds from Israel, Canada, Germany and Estonia.

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Latitudes

A-WA Blooms In The Desert, And Other New Global Sounds

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A-WA Blooms In The Desert, And Other New Global Sounds

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Marco Rubio, R-Fla., speaks at a town hall meeting Thursday in Cedar Falls, Iowa. Charlie Neibergall/AP hide caption

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Is Marco Rubio The Generational Change The Grand Old Party Needs?

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India's capital is among the most polluted cities in the world, thanks in large part to the growing number of vehicles on its roads. In its just-announced climate change plan, India does not commit to an absolute reduction of its emissions. Instead, it will slow the release of greenhouse gases. DIBYANGSHU SARKAR/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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India Says It Will Lower Rate Of Greenhouse Gas Emissions

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Pianist Anthony de Mare commissioned 36 composers to rework songs by Stephen Sondheim for the new album Liaisons: Re-Imagining Sondheim from The Piano. Paolo Soriani/ECM Records hide caption

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'Re-Imagining Sondheim': A Pianist And His Peers Deconstruct The Master

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Using an instrument they've named the HOLODEC, for Holographic Detector for Clouds, scientists can now see in fine detail the way air and water droplets mix at a cloud's wispiest edge. iStockphoto hide caption

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Science

What's At The Edge Of A Cloud?

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What's At The Edge Of A Cloud?

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Director Jafar Panahi is a smiling and ever-sunny cab driver in his most accessible nonfilm yet. Courtesy of Kino Lorber hide caption

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Riding Rings Around Iran's Censors In 'Jafar Panahi's Taxi'

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Arne Duncan, U.S. Secretary of Education, will step down in December — after nearly seven years in the job. Astrid Riecken/Landov hide caption

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Education Secretary Arne Duncan To Step Down

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Education Secretary Arne Duncan To Step Down

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Shahzia Sikander, pictured here, created the film Parallax (also pictured) to explore the layers of history and change that are remaking parts of the Middle East and South Asia. Courtesy of Shahzia Sikander hide caption

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Muslim Artists, Now

Breaking The Mold: Artist's Modern Miniatures Remix Islamic Art

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Breaking The Mold: Artist's Modern Miniatures Remix Islamic Art

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