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Agents at the Air and Marine Operations Center at an Air Force Reserve base in Riverside, Calif., track 20,000 to 25,000 flights a day for suspicious activity. Master Sgt. Julie Avey/AMOC hide caption

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Keeping Watch On America's Vertical Borders

Tens of thousands of private planes fly through U.S. airspace daily. Federal agents at a Southern California air base monitor those flights, looking for drugs or terrorists. Sometimes, they find them.

Harvesting Dance Aaron Parks
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Nemesis Aaron Parks

Bollywood actress Deepika Padukone blasted a leading Indian newspaper after it commented on her cleavage. Women and men across the country came to her support on social media. Gautam Singh/AP hide caption

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Bollywood Star Fires Back At Indian Paper Over Cleavage Photo

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Amy Clampitt used her award money to buy a house in Stockbridge, Mass., near the home of Edith Wharton, one of her favorite writers. Andrea Shea/WBUR hide caption

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How One Poet's 'Genius Grant' Became A Gift To Future Generations

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Orpheo Andrew Bird
Beyond the Valley of The Three White Horses Andrew Bird
Snow Dunes Lynn Patrick
Island Culebrita Lynn Patrick

President Obama meets with Emory University doctors and health care workers during his visit Tuesday to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in Atlanta. Mandel Ngan/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Will Obama's Plan Bring The Ebola Outbreak Under Control?

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Dr. Harold Varmus, a Nobel Prize winner, cancer biologist and director of the National Cancer Institute. Manuel Balce Ceneta/AP hide caption

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Top Scientists Suggest A Few Fixes For Medical Funding Crisis

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Long Tomorrow Toe

In Del Norte, Colo., Public Works Supervisor Kevin Larimore shows off solar panels that provide electricity for the town's water supply. Despite generating its own solar energy, the town is still at risk of a blackout if its main power line goes down. Dan Boyce/Inside Energy hide caption

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When The Power's Out, Solar Panels May Not Keep The Lights On

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Among Trees Sabzi
Aelopolis Sabzi
Aisha Hijaz

Agents at the Air and Marine Operations Center at an Air Force Reserve base in Riverside, Calif., track 20,000 to 25,000 flights a day for suspicious activity. Master Sgt. Julie Avey/AMOC hide caption

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Keeping Watch On America's Vertical Borders

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Arabesque Ahmad Jamal
Swahililand Ahmad Jamal
Chaza Marcel Khalife

Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel, left, and Gen. Martin Dempsey, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, defend the president's strategy before the Senate Armed Services Committee. J. Scott Applewhite/AP hide caption

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Congress Thrust Into Election-Year Debate Over ISIS Plan

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In Metástasis, Diego Trujillo (center) plays Walter Blanco, a chemistry teacher who sells crystal meth with his former student José Miguel Rosas, played by Roberto Urbina. Manuel Rodriguez/UniMás hide caption

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'Breaking Bad' Fans Get Their Fix In Spanish

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Breaking Bad Main Title Theme (Extended) Dave Porter
Baby's Coming Dave Porter

An Afghan firefighter emerges from the smoke from a fire in a Kabul clothing market in 2012. The fire department is remarkably professional in a city where few institutions function. Mohammad Ismail/Reuters /Landov hide caption

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Not Every Afghan Institution Is Efficient; This One Is

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