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Rosanne Cash's Mythic Southern Road Trip

The River & the Thread, Cash's first album in eight years, began with a visit to her father's boyhood home, and continued through landmarks great and small. "The things you push away the hardest when you're young, you end up embracing when you get older," she says.

Robert Gates in June 2011, his last month as secretary of defense. Alex Brandon/AP hide caption

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Gates: Obama Made Solid Decisions, But Was Swayed By Factious Staff

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Janet Wertheimer does a back hyperextension exercise at Boston Sports Club in Wellesley, Mass. Regular exercise has helped control her chronic back pain. Ellen Webber for NPR hide caption

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Pain In The Back? Exercise May Help You Learn Not To Feel It

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What Does Living In Poverty Really Mean?

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Eight of the nine black students who integrated Little Rock Central High School walk from school to their waiting Army station wagon on Oct. 2, 1957. Ferd Kaufman/AP hide caption

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Decades Later, Desegregation Still On The Docket In Little Rock

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The U.S. Supreme Court hears arguments Monday in a big constitutional fight over the balance of power between the president and the Senate. President Obama has said he supports the move by Senate Democrats to make it harder for Republicans to block his nominees. Evan Vucci/AP hide caption

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Balance Of Power At Stake In High Court Case

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Rosanne Cash's The River & The Thread comes out Jan. 14. Eliot Lee Hazel/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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Rosanne Cash's Mythic Southern Road Trip

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