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Parallels

In A Remote Seaside Town, China Envisions A Major Trade Route

China is investing billions to develop the Pakistani port of Gwadar and a transportation network that runs all the way to western China. It's part of the larger effort to revive the famed Silk Road.

Kneel Down Neil Cowley Trio
Distance By Clockwork Neil Cowley Trio
Sunspots Bob Mould
Dance With Lord Krishna Deepak Ram

More than half of working people in this country have saved less than $25,000 for retirement and many pay crippling investment fees that eat away at gains. Automated financial advisers called roboadvisers offer a low-fee alternative. Annette Elizabeth Allen/NPR hide caption

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Would You Let A Robot Manage Your Retirement Savings?

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Stronger (Karaoke Version) (Originally Perfomed By Kelly Clarkson) Estrella JL Mac Gregor
Counting Stars The Juke Box Band
Shinkai LITE
Hang-Down Curtain (Canton) [Traditional Cantonese] Hong Ting
Milking Song (Inner Mongolia) [Mongolian Folk Song] Hong Ting

Pamuk himself drew this illustration; he says at the time, all the buildings existed only in his imagination. Jun Tsuboike/NPR hide caption

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Orhan Pamuk Takes A Fresh Look At His Beloved Istanbul In 'Strangeness'

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Menberi Bengi Baglama Üçlüsü
Ortaköy Okay Temiz & Sylvain Kassap

A Palestinian raises a knife during clashes with Israeli police in the Shuafat refugee camp in Jerusalem on Oct. 9. After a series of Palestinian stabbing attacks, some Israeli stores have removed knives from their shelves. Mahmoud Illean/AP hide caption

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In Israeli Shops, Knives Get Harder To Find, Demand For Guns Goes Up

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Bullet Beware of Safety
Yoake No Uta Eastern Youth
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Oprah Winfrey will join the board and will lend her name and image to Weight Watchers marketing. Brynn Anderson/AP hide caption

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Oprah Hopes Her Midas Touch Gilds Her OWN Series, 'Belief'

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Sunrise in Beijing Christian Scott aTunde Adjuah
TWIN Christian Scott
Oaxaca Maserati
We Got the System to Fight the System Maserati
Elegy For All the Dead Rock Stars Thurston Moore

In Back to the Future Part II, Marty McFly (Michael J. Fox) slips on his Nike sneakers and rides a Mattel hoverboard in front of a Texaco gas station. Courtesy of The Kobal Collection hide caption

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'Back To The Future Part 2': Designing A Future For 30 Years Ago

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Main Title Alan Silvestri
Burn the Book Alan Silvestri
Sally Goodin Jason Romero & Pharis Romero

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