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Local Syrian doctors prepare to treat a patient in a field hospital in Aldana, Syria, near the Turkish border. Each day, local and expatriate doctors take big risks to treat the wounded in rebel-held areas. Deborah Amos/NPR hide caption

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Syrian-American Doctors Head To The Battle Zone

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And We Love Life Marcel Khalife
The Pigeons Fly Marcel Khalife

The U.S. Supreme Court is embarking on a new term beginning Monday that could be as consequential as the last one, with the prospect of major rulings on affirmative action, gay marriage and voting rights. Alex Brandon/AP hide caption

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High Court Preps For Another Headline-Making Term

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March of the Archetypes Dan Cray
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Near Death Experience Experience Andrew Bird
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Pathological nail biting may be a form of grooming on steroids, but it also makes the biter feel good, unlike fear-driven OCD. Andrea Kissack for KQED hide caption

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Nail Biting: Mental Disorder Or Just A Bad Habit?

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No One Said It Would Be Easy Cloud Cult
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James Meredith was the first African-American student at the University of Mississippi. The school had originally rejected his application, and a legal battle ensued. In 1962, segregationists protesting his admittance to Ole Miss led to bloody riots on campus. Bettmann/Corbis/AP hide caption

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Integrating Ole Miss: A Transformative, Deadly Riot

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Just Before Dawn Chuck Leavell
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Funky Zena Mickey Hart, Zakir Hussain et. al.
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The Cogwheel Brain (Octopus Project remix) Graham Reynolds
Hopper Joan Jeanrenaud, PC Munoz
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This shot of a stack of CDs on photographer Mike Neilson's desk is captioned on his Flickr page like this: "I have this stack of CDs that I don't know what to do with. I haven't played one in a long time now. Do used CD places still exist? Who would buy CDs, much less USED CDs at this point?" Mike Neilson/flickr.com hide caption

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The CD, At 30, Is Feeling Its Age

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Daniel Craig plays James Bond in Skyfall, the 23rd film in the Bond franchise. Cast your vote this week on which actor was the best at being Bond. Sony Pictures/Photofest hide caption

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The Best James Bond: Who's No. 1 As 007?

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James Bond Theme John Barry
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