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Parallels

Pentagon's No. 2 Watches The Money — And The Future

Deputy Defense Secretary Patrick Shanahan views a rising China and proliferating military high tech as key challenges to the long-term security of the United States.

Harps in Space Eric Lau
The Origin Reki

The Bridge, a medical device worn behind the ear, delivers electronic pulses to ease the symptoms of opioid withdrawal. Maria Fabrizio for NPR hide caption

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Questions Raised About Study Of Device To Ease Opioid Withdrawal

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Timepiece Trace Bundy
Joy & Sorrow Trace Bundy

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Illegal Immigration Does Not Increase Violent Crime, 4 Studies Show

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The Safety of the Sleepy Moonlight Those Who Ride With Giants
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One reason frozen food sales might be faltering is because of design. "That glass door. It really creates a fence," says food trend analyst Phil Lempert. Hannelore Foerster/Bloomberg via Getty Images hide caption

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Frozen Food Sales Feel The Heat As Consumers Opt For Fresh

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'Hair' At 50: Going Gray, But Its Youthful Optimism Remains Bouncy And Full-Bodied

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Aquarius Ronald Dyson & Company
Still Sound Toro y Moi
Alyth Hidden Orchestra
East London Street Hidden Orchestra
Acid Raindrops (Instrumental) People Under The Stairs
Rebirth Philanthrope
O' Tide Giants

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Pentagon's No. 2 Watches The Money — And The Future

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While the Ages Steal Giants
FLKE Philanthrope
It's All Real Pitch Black
Vaults Tor
Loop Theory Tor
Emersion Lamplighter