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The leaked WikiLeaks cables highlight two pervasive challenges the U.S. faces in Afghanistan: corruption and dealing with President Hamid Karzai. Shah Marai/Getty Images hide caption

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Cables Shed Light On Complex U.S.-Afghan Ties

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Origin Ranjit Barot

Many small businesses have complicated health needs that make buying insurance challenging, says health insurance broker Debbie Stocks (left). Stocks meets with Phyllis DeMaurizi and her partner Rick Michaels, who own Rick's Custom Frame + Gallery. Jenny Gold/KHN hide caption

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Health Insurance Brokers Fight For Their Future

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Swan Lake Unknown
Swan Lake [Tango] Brave Combo
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Mono Lake, Calif., is home to a bacterium discovered by NASA scientists that can eat and grow on arsenic instead of phosphorous, one of the basic building blocks of life. The finding has implications for NASA's ongoing search for signs of life elsewhere in the universe. David McNew/Getty Images hide caption

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Scientists Find Bacterium That Survives On Arsenic

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Hands, Men's Hands [The Unknown Person Mix] Alloy Orchestra
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The Andromeda Strain Gil Melle & The Universal Orchestra
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Marines on patrol in Afghanistan's Helmand province walk near a blast crater from a homemade explosive device. Roadside bombs are the leading killer of U.S. troops in Iraq and Afghanistan. The American military has turned to mathematics and social network analysis to help identify bombers and their supporters. David Gilkey/NPR hide caption

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U.S. 'Connects The Dots' To Catch Roadside Bombers

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You Don't Know WHEN You Wont Know WHERE You Wont Know WHO and You Wont Know WHY Nels Cline
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You Talk You Get Killed Nels Cline
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Kokomo Me Baby Peter Parcek
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Too Cool for School Grant Geissman
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While My Guitar Gently Weeps Blackman Murray Russo

Ed Jackson, Gerald Hannon, Bill Lewis and Robert Trow during a trip to France in the early 1980s. Lewis, who is now deceased, was Stefan's stepfather, and the other men played the role of his "aunties." Courtesy of Stefan Lynch Strassfeld hide caption

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Lessons From 'Aunties' And The AIDS Epidemic

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Fljótavík Sigur Rós
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Three Sisters John Scofield
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The Waking up Set: The Carillons/Waking up in Wonderful Wark/Chris Droneys Solas
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Younger Than Springtime Art Farmer, Benny Golson
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