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Milan "Miki" Janicin slates a scene on a location shoot for The Fast and the Furious: Tokyo Drift. Given the crowded location, "I'm actually on the phone with my first assistant, so he could let me know when the camera is rolling," Janicin says. Sidney Ray Baldwin hide caption

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'Clap!' On Set, The Signature Sound Of The Slate

On a movie set, every scene and every take gets "slated" during filming, and there's that distinctive clap sound we all know. But what's it for? The job of the clapper, revealed.

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Blood Test Provides More Accurate Prenatal Testing For Down Syndrome

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Maria Victoria Agostinho, 5, walks outside her home in the Vila Autodromo area of Rio. Her family is slated for eviction, along with others in the area, to make way for building projects related to the 2016 Summer Olympics. Lianne Milton for NPR hide caption

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As Brazil Gears Up For Olympics, Some Poor Families Get Moved Out

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Sriracha chili sauce bottles are produced at the Huy Fong Foods factory in Irwindale, Calif. Nick Ut/AP hide caption

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Sriracha-Maker Given More Time To Contain Spicy Fumes

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Levees, like this one in New Orleans, must be certified by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers before appearing on federal flood maps. This change has resulted in higher flood insurance premiums in some areas. Mario Tama/Getty Images hide caption

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FEMA Flood Insurance Law Faces Partial Repeal Over Premiums

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Anti-abortion advocates protest in Madrid on Oct. 17, 2013. Spain's Parliament is expected to approve abortion restrictions in the coming weeks. Daniel Ochoa de Olza/AP hide caption

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Anti-Abortion Push Has Spain Debating Definition Of 'Progress'

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The proposed Nutrition Facts label (right) has a few subtle differences from the current label, including bolder calorie counts and added sugar information. Food and Drug Administration hide caption

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First Look: The FDA's Nutrition Label Gets A Makeover

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Milan "Miki" Janicin slates a scene on a location shoot for The Fast and the Furious: Tokyo Drift. Given the crowded location, "I'm actually on the phone with my first assistant, so he could let me know when the camera is rolling," Janicin says. Sidney Ray Baldwin hide caption

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Sidney Ray Baldwin

'Clap!' On Set, The Signature Sound Of The Slate

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