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A boy rides a bike past the house of kidnapped American development expert Warren Weinstein in Lahore, Pakistan, on Monday. K.M. Chaudary/AP hide caption

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World

Kidnapped American's Fate Still A Mystery

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Kidnapped American's Fate Still A Mystery

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A polar bear makes its way across the ice in Canada's Northwest Passage. Melting ice in the Arctic will make survival increasingly difficult for wildlife in the region. Jackie Northam/NPR hide caption

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Race To The Arctic

Unraveling The Mysteries Of Arctic Warming

5 min

Unraveling The Mysteries Of Arctic Warming

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Midge swarms are seen along Highway 30 in Council Bluffs, Iowa. The recent flooding in the area caused a population boom of the tiny insects. Mike Hollingshead/extremeinstability.com hide caption

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National

Giant 'Bugnado' Swarms In America's Heartland

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Giant 'Bugnado' Swarms In America's Heartland

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Man Ray Portrait of Lee Miller - Flying Head, c. 1930 Paris Vintage gelatin silver print Lee Miller Archives hide caption

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Lee Miller Archives

Much More Than A Muse: The Art Of Lee Miller And Man Ray

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Anne Hathaway and Jim Sturgess explore two decades' worth of friendship in One Day. Giles Keyte hide caption

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Movie Interviews

A Director's Take On 'One Day' (And 20 Years)

7 min

A Director's Take On 'One Day' (And 20 Years)

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Mary Palmer brings Max in for a checkup at Belle City Veterinary Hospital in Racine, Wis., on Oct. 29, 2008. Max was stolen from his yard in Florida and turned up several months later in Chicago. Scott Anderson/AP hide caption

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Animals

Doggone It! Canine Thefts On The Rise

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Doggone It! Canine Thefts On The Rise

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Bill Buckner throws out the ceremonial first pitch at a game between the Boston Red Sox and Detroit Tigers in 2008 at Fenway Park in Boston. Getty Images hide caption

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Sports

A Little Luck 'Not A Bad Thing' In Baseball

4 min

A Little Luck 'Not A Bad Thing' In Baseball

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Tareq Abboushi leads the New York band Shusmo with his buzuq, a kind of Middle Eastern lute. John Rogers hide caption

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Music Interviews

Shusmo: Funky New Yorkers With Middle Eastern Roots

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Shusmo: Funky New Yorkers With Middle Eastern Roots

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