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In the Trees Maxfield Gast
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Workers move a section of well casing into place at a natural gas drilling rig near Burlington, Pa. The industry is expected to drill as many as 10,000 new wells in the next few years. Ralph Wilson/AP hide caption

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Worries Over Water As Natural Gas Fracking Expands

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The Bubble The Black Seeds
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Slingshot The Black Seeds
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Sonata in F Major/Allegro passionato Zuill Bailey, Awadagin Pratt
Sonata in F Major/Allegro passionato Zuill Bailey, Awadagin Pratt

In a photo provided to AFP by a third party, Syrians demonstrate against the government after Friday prayers in Hama on July 29. The Syrian government has banned most foreign media from entering the country, making it difficult to independently confirm events. -/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Syrian Opposition Echoes Cry For Liberty Or Death

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Suitcase in My Hand Bill Frisell
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Tell Me Something Good Deep Blue Organ Trio
Letter from Home Los Angeles Guitar Quartet
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Blue Echo/Country Gentleman Los Angeles Guitar Quartet
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Sleepy Language Layo & Bushwacka!
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Who's in Charge? Subthunk
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French President Nicolas Sarkozy speaks with French troops at the 152nd Infantry Regiment military base in the region of Surobi, Afghanistan, in July. Analysts say the French military has been strained by restructuring, budget cuts and simultaneous conflicts abroad. Philippe Wojazer/AP hide caption

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Is The French Military Stretched Too Thin?

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Amos's Theme Giancarlo Vulcano
Amos's Theme Giancarlo Vulcano
Rite of Passage Roy Rogers
Walkin' the Levee Roy Rogers

George Pelecanos' 17 crime novels take place in and around Washington, D.C. Pelecanos has also written for HBO's The Wire and Treme, which take place in Baltimore and New Orleans, but he says his novels will always be set in D.C. Mai-Trang Dang via Flickr hide caption

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Taking On Crime In A Racially Divided D.C.

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Quitapesares [Quitapesares] Grupo Cimarron de Cuba
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