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Rob Jones and Oksana Masters will compete in adaptive rowing at the London Olympics this week. Jones is a former U.S. Marine who lost both legs to an improvised land mine in southern Afghanistan. David Gilkey/NPR hide caption

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Doing It To Win: Veterans Raise Bar At Paralympics

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A rhesus monkey eats watermelon, provided by zookeepers, at the Kamla Nehru Zoological Gardens in India in May 2012. Sam Panthaky/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Subtracting Calories May Not Add Years To Life

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Drought has taken a toll on corn this year, and as a result, a growing number of ethanol plants have closed. Saul Loeb /AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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In Drought, Should Corn Be Food Or Fuel?

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Twain's boyhood home in Hannibal, pictured circa 1955, is now a museum. Three Lions/Getty Images hide caption

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Hannibal, Mo.: Art Abounds In Twain's Hometown

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Bloc Party's new album, Four, is a return to their roots. Courtesy of the artists hide caption

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Bloc Party Gets Back To Basics

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