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A Dozen Puffins Will Get You 800 Mackerel: Inside The Weird Economy Of Zoos

Zoos and aquariums almost never buy or sell animals. But trade is thriving.

Surrounded by lawmakers, President Bill Clinton hugs then-Sen. Joseph Biden after signing the $30 billion crime bill at the White House on Sept. 13, 1994. Dennis Cook/AP hide caption

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20 Years Later, Parts Of Major Crime Bill Viewed As Terrible Mistake

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A flag of the Islamic State — aka ISIS, aka ISIL — is seen on the other side of a bridge at the front line of fighting between Kurdish Pesh Merga fighters and Islamist militants in Rashad, Iraq, on Thursday. The group is referred to differently depending on who's talking about it. JM Lopez/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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ISIS, ISIL Or Islamic State: What's In A Name?

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Pour Me One Joe Beats
Ice Ice Baby Vanilla Ice
Don't Front, I'm Your Troph Joe Beats
Doing the Nothing Joe Beats
Xxplosive Dr. Dre
Forgot About Dre Dr. Dre

People wait for a bus in the empty streets of Donetsk on Tuesday. The city's population, which was 900,000, is now down to around 300,000. It is beginning to return to normal following a cease-fire, which was signed last week and is mostly holding. But residents are divided over the region's future. Spencer Platt/Getty Images hide caption

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Life In Eastern Ukraine Returns To Something Like Normalcy

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A Dozen Puffins Will Get You 800 Mackerel: Inside The Weird Economy Of Zoos

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Junior Rjd2
Eple Röyksopp
Ambling Alp [Instrumental] Yeasayer
Chocolate City Dreaming Oddisee

House Speaker John Boehner, R-Ohio, leaves after a news conference Thursday on Capitol Hill in Washington. Boehner responded positively to the proposals from President Obama about confronting Islamist militants in Iraq and Syria. J. Scott Applewhite/AP hide caption

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Expanding ISIS Fight Scrambles GOP Plan To Extend Budget And Get Out

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Maybe One Day Exile, Black Spade et. al.
Red Peppers J. Rawls

Mai Hamada, 30, was injured by an Israeli airstrike on a home for the disabled in July in the Gaza Strip. Hamada has cerebral palsy and can't walk. Israel is investigating cases of possible illegal action by its military and may look into the attack on the group home. Emily Harris/NPR hide caption

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Israel Says It Is Investigating Dozens Of Gaza Shootings

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Students Dakota Gibson (left) and Gary Barber with school volunteer Kenny Thompson after their StoryCorps interview in Houston, Texas. StoryCorps hide caption

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StoryCorps

Giving Every Kid Equal Standing In The School Lunch Line

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Sigue Sus Ojos Caravana
Feelin' Swell J Rawls
Come Sunday Abdullah Ibrahim
Desert Air Abdullah Ibrahim
The Ugly Truth Reanimator
Dick & Jane Prolyphic/Reanimator, Macromantics et. al.

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Film Triptych 'Eleanor Rigby' Tells Three Sides Of A Breakup Story

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Unknown (Intro) The Unknown
Eleanor Rigby [*] Booker T. & the MG's

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