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A 9.0-magnitude earthquake struck Japan offshore on March 11, setting into motion a tsunami that engulfed large parts of northeastern Japan and triggered a nuclear meltdown at a power plant in Fukushima. On March 26, a man walks among debris in Rikuzentakata, Iwate Prefecture, Japan. Athit Perawongmetha/Getty Images hide caption

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Areas Of Northern Japan May Be Off-Limits For Years

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Anamanaguchi combines the sound chips of old Nintendos and Game Boys with the guitars and drums of rock. Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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Anamanaguchi: The Band That Plays Nintendo

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Healthy Oakland physician assistant George Pearson listens to Darren Thurmond's breathing after Thurmond is released from San Quentin State Prison earlier in the day. Thurmond will go to Healthy Oakland for all of his primary care. Alex Liu/KQED hide caption

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Calif. Medicaid Expansion: A Lifeline For Ex-Convicts

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A Wordless World: The story of Rose, a deaf little girl in Brian Selznick's Wonderstruck, is told primarily in pictures. "We experience [Rose's] story in a way that perhaps might echo the way she experiences her own life," Selznick explains. Brian Selznick/ hide caption

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'Wonderstruck': A Novel Approach To Picture Books

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