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Victoria, a 2-year-old rat, sniffs for TNT, sticking her nose high in the air to indicate she's found some. She works her way down a 10-meter line with a handler on either end, and is able to detect the presence of TNT at a distance of approximately half a yard. Michael Sullivan for NPR hide caption

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In Cambodia, Rats Are Being Trained To Sniff Out Land Mines And Save Lives

An estimated 4 to 6 million land mines are scattered throughout Cambodia, one of the world's worst-affected places. Rats possessing an exceptional sense of smell are being trained to detect the mines.

Black Lives Matter activists confronted Democratic candidates Martin O'Malley and Bernie Sanders at a Netroots Nation event earlier this month. O'Malley used the phrase "all lives matter" twice, which he later apologized for. Ross D. Franklin/AP hide caption

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Democratic Candidates Stumble Over Black Lives Matter Movement

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Eric Pennucci of Horizon Air Services, a Boston trucking firm, does not like the idea of 18-year-olds behind the wheel of tractor-trailers. Chris Arnold/NPR hide caption

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To Get Big-Rig Drivers, Senate Bill Would Give Keys To Teens

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Intro The XX
Song of the Caged Bird Baby Rockstar
Night of the Skeptic Tin Hat
Violate Bones Domingo
Fri-end? [Instrumental] Kate Nash

Victoria, a 2-year-old rat, sniffs for TNT, sticking her nose high in the air to indicate she's found some. She works her way down a 10-meter line with a handler on either end, and is able to detect the presence of TNT at a distance of approximately half a yard. Michael Sullivan for NPR hide caption

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In Cambodia, Rats Are Being Trained To Sniff Out Land Mines And Save Lives

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Wildcat Ratatat
Cream On Chrome Ratatat
Tropicana Ratatat

Republican presidential hopeful Donald Trump in front of his campaign plane in Laredo, Texas, last week. LM Otero/AP hide caption

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Are Donald Trump's Pockets Deep Enough To Fund His Campaign?

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Drum Drum The Redneck Manifesto
Smile More Redneck Manifesto

Jason Segel plays writer David Foster Wallace in the new film The End of the Tour. A24 Films hide caption

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A24 Films

'End Of The Tour': An Unauthorized 'Anti-Biopic' Of David Foster Wallace

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Mission: Impossible Theme [Out with a Bang Version] [Version]
Don't Stop (Color on the Walls) - Instrumental Foster the People
Sanzhi Pod City Hauschka
Subconscious Hauschka

Newspaper clippings of young Donnie Dunagan from the early '40s. Courtesy of Donnie and Dana Dunagan. hide caption

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Maj. Bambi: Meet The Marine Who Was Disney's Famous Fawn

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Autumn/The First Snow/Fun onthe Ice [Score Version] Plumb, Ed
Prefabricated Icon X-Ray Spex

A pedestrian crosses in front of a vehicle as part of a demonstration at Mcity on July 20, on the University of Michigan campus in Ann Arbor, Mich. Paul Sancya/AP hide caption

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In Michigan, A Testing Ground For A Future Of Driverless Cars

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Sunspots Bob Mould
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