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Our Land

Pig Farming In Iowa Means Dirt Under Your Fingernails And A Strong Sense Of Pride

The hours are long. The work is hard, and dirty. But this pig farmer in northeast Iowa loves what he does.

Tawfik Assali (center) of Allentown, Pa., embraces his sister, Sarah Assali, upon her and other family members' arrival from Syria at John F. Kennedy International Airport in New York Monday. Craig Ruttle/AP hide caption

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After Delays Due To Travel Ban, Syrian Family Has Emotional Reunion

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Red-Eye The Album Leaf
Montage Massive Attack

During the 2016 presidential election, many rural communities supported and voted for then-candidate Donald Trump. Dominick Reuter/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Rural America Supported Trump, But Will His Policies Support Them?

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New West Tin Hat
Wild Sage The Mountain Goats
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Heads You Win-Tails I Lose The Beach Boys

This artist's view shows an exoplanet orbiting the young star Beta Pictoris. The exoplanet has an eight-hour day — and a much faster rotation than any planet in the solar system. L. Calçada/N. Risinger/ESO hide caption

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Taking Stock In The Search For Aliens

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Hayling [SFA Dunk! Dunk! Dunk! Remix] FC Kahuna
Pop Guiana Strobo
Bing Abi Stephen McKeon
Untitled Instrumental James Brown

Betsy Jenson sorts through donated kitchenware, bed sheets and other household goods inside a storage area for the Nationalities Service Center in Philadelphia. The refugee resettlement agency uses donations to furnish apartments for newly arrived refugees. Hansi Lo Wang/NPR hide caption

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Resettlement Groups Glad For Stay Of Trump's Refugee Plan, But Still Worried

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Kuala Lumpur Bombadil
Descended from Myth Rjd2
Falling Asleep with a Book on Your Chest
White Cedar The Mountain Goats
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Syrian singer Omar Souleyman (performing here in Malmö, Sweden, in August 2016) is among the musicians whose performances in the U.S. have been left in limbo. Pacific Press/LightRocket via Getty Images hide caption

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Even With Travel Ban Blocked, Artists Are Still Left Hanging

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Wenu Wenu Omar Souleyman
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There's a Light Bushy
I Got It Bad (And That Ain't Good) Oscar Peterson Trio

The Australian pitcher plant repurposed some of its genes in order to digest bugs. Natalie McNear/Flickr hide caption

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Carnivorous Plants Around The Globe Use Similar Deadly Tricks

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Pig Farming In Iowa Means Dirt Under Your Fingernails And A Strong Sense Of Pride

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Cotton in the Kitchen James Cotton
O Rosto no Espelho DJ Dolores

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