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'Charlie Hebdo' Laughed In The Face Of Violence; Will Future Satirists?

The French magazine responded to a 2011 firebombing of its offices with a cover that showed a Muslim and an editor making out. Its lead editor, described by a peer as fearless, was killed Wednesday.

Residu Bram Weijters
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Downtime Bram Weijters
Crazy Quilt Kevin Hays & Brad Mehldau
Softly Robin Spiro
City and the Stars Spiro
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If I Should Come Home Chris Dundas/Arild Andersen/Bendik Hofseth/Patrice Heral
Full Circle Chris Dundas/Arild Andersen/Bendik Hofseth/Patrice Heral
Overtime Florian Hoefner Group
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About to Set Sail Vivid Low Sky

Zakir Hussain learned from the best — his father, Allah Rakha, was a tabla legend. But Hussain's career really took off when he started working with the rock musicians he grew up admiring. Jim McGuire/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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The Tabla Master Who Jammed With The Grateful Dead

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The Hunt Mickey Hart
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Babar, for tabla with banjo & double bass Béla Fleck, Zakir Hussain et. al.

An excavator loads a truck with oil sands at the Suncor mine near the town of Fort McMurray in Alberta, Canada in 2009. Environmental groups that oppose oil sands mining have pointed to delayed and canceled projects as a sign of recent success. Mark Ralston/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Environmentalists Push To Keep Canadian Crude In The Ground

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Honest James Thurston Moore
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House Speaker John Boehner answers questions during a press conference at the U.S. Capitol Wednesday. The House is debating changes to the Affordable Care Act's employer mandate. Win McNamee/Getty Images hide caption

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Congressional Republicans Take Another Swing At Obamacare

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The human papilloma virus causes most — but not all — cases of cancer of the cervix. James Cavallini/ScienceSource hide caption

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Specialists Split Over HPV Test's Role In Cancer Screening

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Wish Hammock
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By A Moving River David Arkenstone
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Can Connecticut Force A Teenage Girl To Undergo Chemotherapy?

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