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Even The Planes Stop Flying For South Korea's National Exam Day

Aircraft were grounded, the stock market opened an hour late and police officers gave free rides to students rushing to Korea's all-important college entrance exam.

An illustration of rinderpest in the Netherlands in the 18th century. Europeans once feared the cattle virus as much as they did the Black Death. Jacobus Eussen/Wikimedia Commons hide caption

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Rounding Up The Last Of A Deadly Cattle Virus

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Nobody Cares White Arrows
Where Is My Mind Maxence Cyrin
Spirals Nitin Sawhney
Mogador Club d'Elf
Daisuke El Huervo
Everyday Aphrodesia
Papa Was a Rolling Stone The Temptations

Riders stand in a crowded bus in Montgomery, Ala. Sixty years after the historic Montgomery bus boycott, many of the city's residents say the system doesn't work for them. Debbie Elliott/NPR hide caption

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60 Years After The Boycott, Progress Stalls For Montgomery Buses

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Trans Mojave Martin Tillman
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Barrio Feeling Troker

Ted Cruz's success is rooted in the idea that there's no such thing as too conservative, both inside electoral politics and in governing. Nati Harnik/AP hide caption

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As His Moderate Rivals Are 'Ripping Each Other Apart,' Ted Cruz Sees An In

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Missy Elliott surprised the music world this week with the new song and video "WTF (Where They From)." YouTube hide caption

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Missy Elliott's Return Is Everything We Crave

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WTF (Where They From) Missy Elliott
I Got Rhythm Louis Armstrong
Ready Set Loop Sbtrkt
Gonna Be [Ben Human Remix] Mo' Horizons
Flux and Meter Tommy Guerrero
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Even The Planes Stop Flying For South Korea's National Exam Day

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Studio 69 Alan Hawkshaw
Zenophile Mylo
You Are Not Alone Michael Jackson
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Camp Yabassi Echoes Manu Dibango

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