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To Measure Drought's Reach, Researchers Scale The Mighty Sequoia

After a scientist on a hike in Sequoia National Park saw trees with thin and browning needles, it got scientists thinking: Did the drought cause this? So they're climbing up them to study the damage.

Then NAACP Chairman Julian Bond addresses the civil rights organization's annual convention in Detroit in 2007. Bond, a civil rights activist and longtime board chairman of the NAACP, died Saturday, according to the Southern Poverty Law Center. He was 75. Paul Sancya/AP hide caption

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Civil Rights Community Mourns Death Of Julian Bond

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You Should Go Home Statik Selektah, Bun B et. al.
1-800-Ghost Dance Hella
Biblical Violence Hella

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To Measure Drought's Reach, Researchers Scale The Mighty Sequoia

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Desert Games [Live] Ben Schwendener & Uwe Steinmetz
O.N.E. [Instrumental] Yeasayer

Can playing the Project Evo game really improve the brain's ability to deal with distractions? Its manufacturer thinks so. Courtesy of Akili hide caption

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'Play This Video Game And Call Me In The Morning'

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Crumbs Off the Table [Instrumental] [Instrumental] RJD2
Cielo Stellato Paul & Emily
Seabright Tarantella Paul & Emily
Red Lights Holy Fuck
Mali Cuba AfroCubism
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One Trick Pony Joe Beats
Me Talk Pretty Joe Beats
Something Borrowed, Something Blue Tommy Flanagan
With My Friends (Instrumental) Aloe Blacc

Bobbie Jennings, 69, stands outside her home in the Harmony Oaks housing development in New Orleans. Jennings says that she misses the sense of community of the Magnolia projects, the nickname of the C.J. Peete projects that Harmony Oaks replaced. Edmund D. Fountain for NPR hide caption

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After Katrina, New Orleans' Public Housing Is A Mix Of Pastel And Promises

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Crescent City Youngblood Brass Band
Make the Road By Walking Menahan Street Band
Brooklyn Youngblood Brass Band
Ambling Alp [Instrumental] Yeasayer
20 Questions [Instrumental] Youngblood Brass Band
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