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An unmanned U.S. Predator drone flies over Kandahar Air Field in southern Afghanistan on Jan. 31, 2010. Drones have become the U.S. weapon of choice in the fight against terrorism. But as the technology of this new form of warfare improves, so do concerns about how others will use it in the future. Kirsty Wigglesworth/AP hide caption

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As Drone Strikes Increase, So Do Concerns Over Use

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A Chinese paramilitary guard gestures outside the North Korean Embassy in Beijing on May 17. Tensions between the two countries are rising after unidentified North Koreans hijacked three Chinese fishing boats and demanded ransom, before releasing the vessels and their crew. Mark Ralston/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Hijacking Reveals Strains In China-North Korea Ties

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The plan would move two other nearby public libraries into the iconic building on 42nd Street. Jonathan Blanc/AP/ New York Public Library hide caption

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Loud Debate Rages Over N.Y. Library's Quiet Stacks

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James Clapper, director of national intelligence, leaves a closed-door joint meeting with the Senate and House Intelligence committees on June 7. Clapper ordered an inquiry into security leaks to be concluded next week. Mark Wilson/Getty Images hide caption

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Does Leaking Secrets Damage National Security?

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Alcatraz on the 50th anniversary of the escape of inmates Frank Morris, John Anglin and Clarence Anglin. Annie Tritt for NPR hide caption

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50 Years Later, Mystery Of Alcatraz Escape Endures

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Bob Davis hand-dips mugs before they go into the kiln at American Mug and Stein in East Liverpool, Ohio. Most overseas companies have machines that can do this much faster. Amanda Rabinowitz/WKSU hide caption

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Starbucks Order Gives Ohio Mug Maker A Jolt

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A destroyed apartment building in Tawargha, south of the Libyan coastal city of Misrata. Rebels from Misrata destroyed Tawargha, accusing residents of supporting Moammar Gadhafi and committing atrocities. John W. Poole/NPR hide caption

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After Libya's War, Acts Of Vengeance

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Bobby (Patrick Duffy, top left), J.R. (Larry Hagman, top center left) and the rest of the Ewing family are back, including a new generation, for TNT's reboot of Dallas. Mark Seliger/TNT hide caption

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The Old With The New: Generations Clash In New 'Dallas'

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When wildfires swept across Australia in February 2009, this photo of a firefighter sharing his water with an injured koala captured hearts around the world. The koala later died — not of fire-related injuries, but of chlamydia. Koalas in Australia are suffering from an epidemic of chlamydia, says Dr. Barbara Natterson-Horowitz. "There's no such thing as safe sex in the wild." Mark Pardew/AP hide caption

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What Animals Can Teach Humans About Healing

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