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Johana Guardado assembles a laptop on Lenovo's new personal computer production line in Whitsett, N.C. Leoneda Inge for NPR hide caption

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First U.S. Assembly Plant For China's Lenovo Opens In N.C.

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National Security

NSA Collects Verizon Customers' Records

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NSA Collects Verizon Customers' Records

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Attorney General Eric Holder testifies on May 15 before the House Judiciary Committee. Brendan Smialowski/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Holder On The Hot Seat Over Leak Investigations

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Kidnappings and other crime have infiltrated every aspect of daily life in Venezuela, especially the capital, Caracas, which was recently ranked the world's third most violent city. Rodrigo Abd/AP hide caption

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For Venezuelans, Kidnappings Are Simply Business As Usual

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Miranda Lambert performing in April at the Academy of Country Music Awards, where she won best song, best record and best female vocalist for the fourth year in a row. The Lambert Effect has opened doors for many of the new hopefuls blending hard country sounds with feminist-aware attitudes. Kevin Winter/ACMA2013/Getty Images for ACM hide caption

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The Record

Country Music's Year Of The Woman

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Country Music's Year Of The Woman

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