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No, Fidel Castro Wasn't Nearly A New York Yankee

The late Cuban dictator didn't try out for the New York team, says Adrian Burgos Jr., University of Illinois history professor. It's fun to contemplate this historical "What if?" but it's pure myth.

Linda Tsungirirai Masarira was sent to prison for 84 days for her public protests against the leader of Zimbabwe. Courtesy of Linda Tsungirirai Masarira hide caption

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Young Widow With 5 Kids Turns To Activism To Challenge A President

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Dreaming Youth Mano le Tough
Sea Inside Mano le Tough
Memory Mouse On The Keys
Revolucion del Cuerpo, Pt. 1 Gilles Peterson's Havana Cultura Band & Gilles Peterson
Alejandro Lady Gaga
Finding Nemo Thomas Newman
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Speaker Breaker Ray Barbee & The Mattson 2
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The food stamp program is reducing drunk driving fatalities, according to research. Tom Mareschal/Getty Images hide caption

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What Food Stamps And Drunk Driving Stats Have To Do With Each Other

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Synthy Sunshine Evil Needle
Galaxy Wars Evil Needle

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No, Fidel Castro Wasn't Nearly A New York Yankee

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Still life with Flowers, Gilt Goblets, Coins and Shells was created by Clara Peeters in 1612. Peeters hid small self portraits in the goblet on the right. Staatliche Kunsthalle hide caption

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In A First, Spain's Prado Museum Puts The Spotlight On A Female Artist

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Concerto de Aranjuez: 1st Movement Joaquín Rodrigo
Concerto de Aranjuez: 3rd Movement Joaquín Rodrigo

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Supreme Court To Consider How Long Immigrants May Be Detained Without Bond Hearing

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Los Aldeanos Los Aldeanos
Mi Primera Vez Los Aldeanos
9 Ghosts I Nine Inch Nails
One Night in Bangkok Murray Head
Fernando ABBA
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An Estonian soldier takes aim during a training exercise at Tapa Army Base, Estonia, on Nov. 17. U.S. troops were also taking part in the training, about 70 miles from the border with Russia. NATO countries are stepping up their presence in Eastern Europe at a time of rising tensions with Russia. Lucian Kim/NPR hide caption

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Near The Russian Border, U.S. And NATO Beef Up Their Presence

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Sustain BadBadNotGood
Can't Leave the Night BadBadNotGood
Intravenous Pete Robbins

Ilana (Ilana Glazer) and Abbi (Abbi Jacobson) routinely take the subway in Broad City. But public transit hasn't always been featured so prominently on television. Linda Kallerus/Comedy Central hide caption

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Stand Clear Of The Doors: TV Finally Gets On Board With Mass Transit

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Magic Bus [Original Stereo Version] The Who
Baba O'Riley [Original Version] The Who
Still Sound Toro y Moi

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