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Colorado Voters Get Revved Up Over Energy Policy

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Almost Fare Dinosaur Jr.
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Watch the Corners Dinosaur Jr.
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Calif. Greenlights Self-Driving Cars, But Legal Kinks Linger

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Charley Town Dan Lambert
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Raga in "D" Ted Lucas
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Steppes Abaji

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How Politicians Get Away With Dodging The Question

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The Hunters & Gatherers Jon Faddis
Hey, Lalo! Jon Faddis

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In Washington State, Picker Shortage Threatens Apple Boom

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E.T. (Flying Theme) [From E.t. the Extra-terrestrial] John Williams
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Early voting has begun in the battleground states of Ohio, Virginia and Iowa. Voting booths were set up for early voting Thursday at the Black Hawk County Courthouse in Waterloo, Iowa. Ahead of Wednesday's first presidential debate, an NPR poll finds President Obama with a 7-point lead nationally, but his GOP challenger, Mitt Romney, is within striking distance. Scott Olson/Getty Images hide caption

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Ahead Of First Debate, NPR Poll Shows Romney Within Striking Distance

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The Fingerlakes Tommy Emmanuel
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The Mighty Mouse Tommy Emmanuel
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"Primavera portena" Spring in Buenos Aires Gidon Kremer / Kremerata Baltica
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Medicare Dings Hospitals For Too Many Repeat Customers

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Boss On the Boat Tosca
Shining [Trüby Trio Treatment] Peace Orchestra
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When New Diseases Emerge, Experts Are Faster On The Uptake

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Bridge to 'Bama Alan Evans, Neal Evans et. al.
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Hat Trick Soulive

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The NFL's Lesson: There's No Replacing Good Refs

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The James Bond Theme John Barry Orchestra
The World Is Not Enough Las Vegas International Philharmonic
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