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The Empire Strikes Backwards The Bad Plus
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Anthem for the Earnest The Bad Plus
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A 1,000-pound butter sculpture is unveiled at the 97th Pennsylvania Farm Show in Harrisburg last week. Bradley C. Bower/AP hide caption

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This Butter Sculpture Could Power A Farm For 3 Days

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Goodbye Liza Jane Grant Gordy
Dungarees Vivid Low Sky
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In this handout image provided by the White House, President Obama talks with Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner at the United Nations on Sept. 23, 2010. The White House/Getty Images hide caption

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Geithner Began With 'Smoldering' Economy; What Does He Leave?

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Autumn Rain Ahmad Jamal
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Diane Tells His Name, 61, grew up unaware of her Native American identity. When she discovered the truth in her late 30s, she adopted a child from her Lakota tribe, Bonnie Buchanan. StoryCorps hide caption

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Mother To Daughter: 'That's When I Knew I Was Adopted'

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Thule The Album Leaf
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Brooklyn Ki Bhairavi (Raga Bhairavi) Neel Murgai Ensemble
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Coi Umeed (Gypsy) Neel Murgai Ensemble
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A man buys the latest edition of Southern Weekly at a newsstand near the newspaper's headquarters in Guangzhou, Guangdong province, China, on Thursday. The staff at the influential weekly rebelled to protest censorship by government officials; the newspaper was published Thursday after a compromise that called for relaxing some intrusive controls. Vincent Yu/AP hide caption

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Amid Newspaper Standoff, China Keeps Tight Grip On Media

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A traveler stands at the check-in lobby at Havana's Jose Marti International Airport last year. On Jan. 14, Cuba scraps a much-reviled, decades-old exit permit requirement, easing most Cubans' exit and return. Dwamons Boylan/Reuters/Landov hide caption

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After 50 Years, Cuba Drops Unpopular Travel Restriction

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Encuentro Oscar Penas
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Choro, Pt. 1 (Guinga) Oscar Penas
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Living Single (1993-1998) featured four young, black, professional women in New York — including Queen Latifah as the ambitious head of a small magazine. E.J. Camp/Corbis hide caption

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'Living' In Color, Long Before 'Girls'

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The True Weight Of Water

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The World Is Our ___ This Will Destroy You
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