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Twiggy Brad Mehldau
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Anthony Shadid, who died Feb. 16, was a foreign correspondent for The New York Times based in Baghdad and Beirut. He won a Pulitzer Prize twice, in 2004 and 2010. Nada Bakri/Courtesy Houghton Mifflin Harcourt hide caption

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Anthony Shadid, Finding Peace In A 'House Of Stone'

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Allegretto quasi Menuetto Antony Cooke, Armin Watkins
Power to the People John Lennon & the Plastic Ono Band
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Meneito Paraiso Laika & the Cosmonauts
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A camera is used instead of a rearview mirror on the Toyota NS4 plug-in hybrid concept car at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit on Jan. 10. Mike Cassese/Reuters/Landov hide caption

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Government Backs Up On Rearview Car Cameras

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The Brain Surgeon's Wife Serves Lunch Tribecastan
El Bumpa Tribecastan

Bob Davis fills up his airport shuttle van at a natural gas pumping station in College Park, Ga. A growing number of companies are considering converting their vehicle fleets to natural gas. David Goldman/AP hide caption

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As Gas Prices Rise, Natural Gas Vehicles Get A Boost

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Be-Bop-A-Lula Brian Setzer
Pickpocket Brian Setzer

Prime Minister Vladimir Putin delivers a campaign speech during a rally of his supporters in Moscow, Feb. 23. Putin is mounting a vigorous campaign in the face of growing opposition but is expected to win Sunday's presidential elections. Yuri Kadobnov /AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Putin Heavily Favored As Russians Pick A President

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Crescent Nomo
Patterns NOMO

Larry Hall shows off the old vents and 9-foot-thick walls of a missile silo he's developing into condominiums. Frank Morris hide caption

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Underground Cold War Relics As Doomsday Castles?

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Before he was three years old, Grant Coursey underwent several surgeries for a cancerous tumor. The Coursey Family hide caption

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'Life Is Really Good,' Says Cancer Survivor, 12

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Grace Bookmobile + Zapan
Models In Space Subthunk
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A Malaysian customs official examines elephant tusks at a port in Kalang. Malaysia has become an ivory transit hub, with African elephant tusks bound for China. Worldwide, authorities seized more than 5,000 smuggled tusks. AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Looking For Elephant Ivory? Try China

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Pelando Los Amigos Invisibles
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Richard Diebenkorn's 1975 work Ocean Park #79, features pastel blues, lavenders and aquas — and thin strips of deep red and green at the top to draw the viewer's gaze upward. The Estate of Richard Diebenkorn/Courtesy Philadelphia Museum of Art hide caption

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In 'Ocean Park,' Gentle Portraits Of California Light

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Concerto C minor, BWV 1060--Allegro Jacques Loussier
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Partita in B-flat major: Andante-Allemande Jacques Loussier
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