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This fishing boat draped with sick animals is the signature piece of The Ninth Wave, an exhibit by artist Cai Guo-Qiang that opened at Shanghai's Power Station of Art this month. Frank Langfitt/NPR hide caption

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China's Pollution Crisis Inspires An Unsettling Art Exhibit

With grand, provocative installations, Cai Guo-Qiang addresses the degradation of the country's environment in a popular exhibit at a Shanghai art museum.

Uber is hiring David Plouffe, the mastermind of Obama's 2008 campaign, to power its own political strategy. What can a tech-savvy political animal offer a ride-sharing service? Charles Dharapak/AP hide caption

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Uber Greases The Wheel With Obama's Old Campaign Manager

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Inmates from several Alabama state prisons take a math class at J.F. Ingram State Technical College. The campus becomes a medium-security facility when the students arrive. Dan Carsen/WBHM hide caption

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Budget Cuts Threaten A Unique Alabama Prison Education Program

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The game Never Alone tells the story of a young Inupiaq girl, Nuna, and her companion, an Arctic fox, as they go on a quest to save her village. Upper One Games hide caption

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Native Stories From Alaska Give Gamers Something To Play With

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A Kurdish Peshmerga fighter on the front line in Bashiqa, a village near Mosul. Ahmad al-Rubaye/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Kurdish Forces Say They're Waiting For U.S. Weapons

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Many residents of Ferguson, Mo., would like to see the police wear video cameras, like this one worn by a Los Angeles police officer. Damian Dovarganes/AP hide caption

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Even Police Body Cameras Can Lose Sight Of The Truth

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This fishing boat draped with sick animals is the signature piece of The Ninth Wave, an exhibit by artist Cai Guo-Qiang that opened at Shanghai's Power Station of Art this month. Frank Langfitt/NPR hide caption

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China's Pollution Crisis Inspires An Unsettling Art Exhibit

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Jessica Hernandez's debut album with her band The Deltas is called Secret Evil. /Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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Jessica Hernandez: Singing To The Rafters, No Matter The Style

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