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Yannick Nézet-Séguin leads the Philadelphia Orchestra, one of two leading American orchestras offering no music composed by women in the upcoming season. Jan Regan/Philadelphia Orchestra hide caption

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Deceptive Cadence

The Sound Of Silence: Female Composers At The Symphony

America's top orchestras are presenting little if any music written by women next season. Why is that?

A U.S. Customs and Border Protection car parks next to the U.S.-Mexico border fence in Calexico, Calif., in 2006. David McNew/Getty Images hide caption

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The Last 'Zero Tolerance' Border Policy Didn't Work

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Bigger Than Home Manu Delago
Trunk Popped Admiral
Progressive Tango Tanghetto
1998 Chet Faker & Banks
Niña [Instrumental] Mala Rodríguez

Modern tools of biology could allow someone to recreate a dangerous virus, such as smallpox, from scratch. Dr. Hans Gelderblom/Visuals Unlimited/Getty Images hide caption

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Report For Defense Department Ranks Top Threats From 'Synthetic Biology'

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Big Tito Greyboy
Seven Minute Mind The Bad Plus

Yannick Nézet-Séguin leads the Philadelphia Orchestra, one of two leading American orchestras offering no music composed by women in the upcoming season. Jan Regan/Philadelphia Orchestra hide caption

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The Sound Of Silence: Female Composers At The Symphony

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Joan Tower - Fanfare
Komorebi Craft Spells
Truth Lies Low Andrew Bird
Hot In The Shade Poolside

A single soybean plant grows in a field in the village of Sandaogou, China. Rob Schmitz/NPR hide caption

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China Tells Farmers To Grow More Soybeans Amid Trade Fight With U.S.

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Growing up, Gabriella Lascano says she was told she should model. But all she could think was, "I'm fat. Like, models aren't fat." Now, she's an Instagram model for Fashion Nova. Antonio Foster/Instagram hide caption

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This Fashion Brand Grew On Instagram With Help Of Celebs, Relatable Models

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Sultan Monster Rally
Nite Time Furns

In a handout photo, the inside of a U.S. Customs and Border Protection detention facility shows detainees inside fenced areas at Rio Grande Valley Centralized Processing Center in Rio Grande City, Texas, on June 17. Courtesy CBP/Handout/via Reuters hide caption

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Migrant Children Heard Crying On Tape Are The Voices 'Left Out' Of Conversation

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Animals Animals

After the 2008 financial crisis, rules required much greater transparency on the sale of credit default swaps. But a loophole allows banks to evade regulation by offloading the trades to foreign subsidiaries. Shannon Stapleton/Reuters hide caption

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Big Banks Are Once Again Taking Risks With Complex Financial Trades, Report Says

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Blueberry Spy IV The Polymath

A study finds light drinkers have the lowest combined risk of getting cancer and dying prematurely — lower than nondrinkers. Alcohol is estimated to be the third-largest contributor to overall cancer deaths. Westend61/Getty Images hide caption

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Drinking Alcohol Can Raise Cancer Risk. How Much Is Too Much?

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Postcolombino Axel Krygier
Lavender Badbadnotgood feat. Kaytranada

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