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The photo that touched many hearts: New York City Police Officer Lawrence DePrimo gives a shoeless man a pair of boots on a frigid night last month. Jennifer Foster/NYPD via Facebook hide caption

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A N.Y. Cop's Good Intentions, Complicated Results

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Ghana's President John Dramani Mahama arrives at a polling station to cast his vote. Pius Utomi Ekpei/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Voters Decide How To Share Ghana's Boom

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Marilyn Gonzalez (left) and her daughter, Jessica Pedraza, at their base in Kuwait in 2010. Courtesy of Jessica Pedraza hide caption

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Mother And Daughter Form Soldiers' Bond In Iraq

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Called a boyo or bulema, this Turkish-style pastry was traditionally made for the Jewish Shabbat. Today, boyos are mostly reserved for holidays like Hanukkah. Deena Prichep for NPR hide caption

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At Hanukkah, Pastry Reminds Portland Jews Of Their Mediterranean Roots

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Tracey Thorn's new holiday-themed album is called Tinsel and Lights. Molly Bloom/StateImpact Ohio hide caption

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Tracey Thorn Finds Joy And Angst In Christmas Songs

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Exiled Hamas chief Khaled Mashaal (left) and Gaza's Hamas Prime Minister Ismail Haniyeh wave during a news conference upon Meshaal's arrival at Rafah crossing in the southern Gaza Strip on Friday. Suhaib Salem /AP hide caption

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Young Gazans Brave Fear To Welcome Hamas Leader

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One of the new Versailles commuter trains in France. The cars' interiors are painted to resemble rooms in the Palace of Versailles outside Paris. Courtesy of Christian Recoura hide caption

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Getting The Royal Treatment En Route To Versailles

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Diana Newlon leads the OHDELA chorus from her Akron living room. Molly Bloom/StateImpact Ohio hide caption

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An Unlikely Youth Chorus Comes Together Online

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Sherif Ali (Omar Sharif) and T.E. Lawrence (Peter O'Toole) fight together in the 1962 epic. Sony Pictures Home Entertainment hide caption

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50 Years On, Sharif Looks Back At 'Lawrence'

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Jazz pianist Dave Brubeck plays at the Newport Jazz Festival in 1981, the same year he played for Susan Stamberg on her family's upright piano. Paul Mello/AP hide caption

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Susan Stamberg's Special Memory Of Dave Brubeck

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