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Back At Base

On The California Shore, Sizing Up Female Marines' Combat Readiness

The Marines are conducting a yearlong experiment aimed at settling whether women can handle the punishing world of ground combat. The goal is to create gender-neutral physical standards.

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New Jersey Lassa Fever Death Reveals Holes In Ebola Monitoring System

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Dance of Death Andrew Bird
Logan's Loop Andrew Bird
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You're the Cream In My Coffee Pat Coil
California Dreamin' Sia
Titanium David Guetta & Sia
Azure Paul Kalkbrenner

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A Year Later, #WeNeedDiverseBooks Has Left Its Mark On BookCon

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We Are Facing the Sun Sascha Funke

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'Halt And Catch Fire' Explores What It Was Like For Women In '80s Tech

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6 Degrees Audiofly & Fiora Cutler
Clouds [Mathias Kaden's Drive Me Funky Remix] Marian
To West Texas Explosions in the Sky
1979 Semi-Finalist The Bad Plus
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Immerse Yourself In SOAK's Tender, Unsettled Debut Record

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Threnody Goldmund
I Heard You Looking Yo La Tengo
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Desafinado Charlie Byrd & Stan Getz
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