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Parallels

As Myanmar Modernizes, Architectural Gems Are Endangered

Myanmar's biggest city Yangon has a distinct old-world feel: blocks of colonial buildings, untouched during decades of poverty and isolation. Now, development could bring them crashing down.

Knee Deep in the North Sea Portico Quartet
Paper Scissors Stone Portico Quartet

At the center of Yangon, the city's colonial heritage, Buddhist faith and emerging modern face are visible in a single block. Frank Langfitt/NPR hide caption

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As Myanmar Modernizes, Architectural Gems Are Endangered

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We Work Nights Gold Panda
S950 Gold Panda
Fresh Flowers Ahead Triangle, Kona
The Dark Forest Joggers
To the Levee
Gossip / Brownie's Pie

Peter Mason tries the Oculus virtual reality headset at the Game Developers Conference in San Francisco earlier this year. Some see Facebook's acquisition of the company as a turning point. Jeff Chiu/AP hide caption

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Into The Virtual Reality Lab With Pioneering Researchers

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Mario Kart 8 Theme Song Unknown
Mario Kart Double Dash (Circuit Theme) 8-Bit Arcade
For M.E. Kyle Eastwood
Way Home Kyle Eastwood

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Bob Mould's Beautiful, Ruinous Life In Punk

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Hey Mr. Grey Bob Mould
Wives of Artie Shaw Kinski

At a student-run Union Bank branch located inside Lincoln High School in Los Angeles, Calif., students can build credit and learn about finances with their real money. Alexandra Schmidt/NPR hide caption

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As Banks Open In Schools, A Chance For Students To Learn To Save

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Few Words The American Dollar
Age of Wonder The American Dollar

Even if California Chrome wins Saturday's Belmont Stakes, most Americans are too disconnected from horses to flock to the race track, says commentator Frank Deford. Al Bello/Getty Images hide caption

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Will A Triple Crown Win Save Horse Racing? Don't Bet On It

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California Dreamin' Mama Cass
Californication Red Hot Chili Peppers

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