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GOP Has Big Hopes For Missouri Senate Race

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Uncertain Times Florian Hoefner Group
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Distraction Florian Hoefner Group
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Concerto for violin, strings & continuo No. 1 in A minor, BWV 1041 [untitled] Lara St. John
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Ariz. Activists Rally For Votes Against Sheriff Arpaio

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Listen to Me, My J. Post Jazz Mistress
Block Ice & Propane Erik Friedlander

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Drones: From War Weapon To Homemade Toy

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Ping Island/Lighting Strike Rescue Op Mark Mothersbaugh
Bounce of the Sugar Plum Fairy Don Byron
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Former Canadian diplomat and U.N. envoy Robert Fowler (center, front row) was kidnapped in 2008 by al-Qaida in the Islamic Maghreb and held for more than four months. He says al-Qaida's recent rise in Mali should be seen as a serious threat to Western interests. Courtesy of Robert Fowler hide caption

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A Diplomat's Extended Visit With Al-Qaida In Mali

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San Barana Kandia Kouyate
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Thank The Simple Wasp For That Complex Glass Of Wine

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I Heard It Through the Grapevine Dave Grusin & Lee Ritenour
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Families Make Big Changes To Pay For College

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Solo Dos Veces Henry Cole & the Afro Beat Collective
Vuelvo Al Sur Gotan Project
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In the 1970s, minimalist artist Donald Judd moved to Marfa, Texas, where he created giant works of art that bask beneath vast desert skies. In the years since, Marfa has emerged as a hot spot for art tourism. Art (c) Judd Foundation/Licensed by VAGA, New York, NY hide caption

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Marfa, Texas: An Unlikely Art Oasis In A Desert Town

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Be Comfortable, Creature Explosions in the Sky
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Fried Speakers (fried cumbia) Monareta