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As Technology Marches On, Reservoir Caretakers Stay At Their Posts

When it comes to dam safety, human eyes are still one of the best tools to recognize problems — so in some areas, workers live in remote locations to watch over the water supply.

Yukon Ariel Alexander & Jon Bremen
Street Cries of Charleston Ariel Alexander & Jon Bremen
A Cup of Coffee DJ Okawari
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The Plot Thickens In The Mystery Of Hong Kong's Missing Booksellers

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Will More Day Care Help Boost Japan's Sluggish Economy?

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Memories of the Sky Hyakkei
Algiers Calexico
Stitch Matt Lynott

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5 Reasons Texas Matters More For The GOP Nomination Than Iowa Or N.H.

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Feedback In the Remotelight Hyakkei

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Over 10 Years, 2 Filmmakers Documented The 'Making' Of A Murderer

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Making A Murderer (Main Title) Gustavo Santaolalla
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Camel BadBadNotGood
Sustain BadBadNotGood
The Sticks The Budos Band
Also sprach Zarathustra (Thus Spoke Zoroaster), tone poem for orchestra, Op. 30 (TrV 176) [Introduction] Chicago Symphony Orchestra, Fritz Reiner (conductor)
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As Technology Marches On, Reservoir Caretakers Stay At Their Posts

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Coastal Cities Yppah
Owl Beach II Yppah
Autumn Leaves Brennan Villines

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