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Jozef Jason, 7, reads a book to Ryan Griffin at the Fuller Cut in Ypsilanti, Mich., as part of the barbershop's literacy program. Keith Jason/Courtesy of Keith Jason hide caption

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Choose A Book And Read To Your Barber, He'll Take A Little Money Off The Top

A great way for kids to brush up on reading skills? Why, reading to the barber, of course. That's the idea at one barbershop in Ypsilanti, Mich. Oh, and in Houston, Dubuque, Iowa, and Columbus, Ohio.

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Attack the Door

Gary Linfoot was paralyzed in a helicopter crash in Iraq. He's one of the few veterans still using an iBOT, which allows him to rise up to eye level using Segway-style balancing technology. The wheelchair was discontinued in 2009, but may soon be reissued. Quil Lawrence/NPR hide caption

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A Reboot For Wheelchair That Can Stand Up And Climb Stairs

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From Slavic Soul Party!, A Match Made In High-Concept Heaven

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Life Itself Glass Animals

Quid found 228,912 English-language stories in the news and on the blogs about Clinton's health between Sept. 12 and Oct. 12. Quid hide caption

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Pundits Vs. Machine: Who Did Better At Predicting Campaign Controversies?

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Gumball Machine Weekend Yppah

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Choose A Book And Read To Your Barber, He'll Take A Little Money Off The Top

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What About Me? Snarky Puppy

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They've Got Spirit, Yes They Do: Christopher Guest Rallies His Team For 'Mascots'

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Truth Lies Low Andrew Bird
Bad Luck Blues Blend Crafters
C.R.E.A.M. El Michels Affair
Nights Off Siriusmo
Rainy Streets Blue in Green
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Wake Up and Smell the Millennium Nobody
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The Last Maverick Tommy Guerrero
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Forget Tomayto/Tomahto: The Real Debate Is, Should It Be Refrigerated?

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"Music is science more than art, and it is the main code of the universe," Vangelis says. Stathis Zalidis/Decca hide caption

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From Composer Vangelis, A True Story Set In Outer Space

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