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Hadrian's Wall marks the Roman Empire's northernmost boundary, and at one point is less than a mile from today's border between England and Scotland. Ari Shapiro/NPR hide caption

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The Wall That Defined Scotland's Past And The Vote On Its Future

The Roman emperor Hadrian built a wall two millennia ago that kept the Scottish out. On Sept. 18, the Scots hold an independence vote to decide if they want to separate from Britain.

Syria: The Trojan Women inserts current events into an ancient Greek tragedy, performed here in Amman, Jordan, in 2013. Lynn Alleva Lilley/Lynn Alleva Lilley hide caption

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Syrian Artists Denied Visas, And A Voice In The U.S.

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The End (The Trojan Women) Christopher North
First American Meal (Bemvindo Credits) Christopher North
Grace General John K. Samson

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The Wall That Defined Scotland's Frontier 2,000 Years Ago To Today

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Another Brick in the Wall, Pt. 1 Pink Floyd
1976 Rjd2

Trainer Jimmy McConnell of Shelbyville, Tenn., rides champion walking horse Watch It Now before a 2009 football game in Knoxville, Tenn. Celebrations of the breed's distinctive gait are a 75-year-old tradition, but animal rights activists say that for many of those decades, the walking horse industry has abused animals to get their knees even higher. Wade Payne/AP hide caption

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Making Sure Those Walking Horses Aren't Hurting Horses

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On a new record called Connections: Mind the Gap, tuba player Bob Stewart sums up his career with a showcase of the instrument's versatility. Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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Taking The Tuba Above And Beyond The Low End

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Jump Monk Bob Stewart
Folk Forms No. 1 Charles Mingus

Texas Gov. Rick Perry talks to the media and supporters after he was booked on August 19 in Austin. Perry is charged with abuse of office and coercing a public official. Eric Gay/AP hide caption

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Rick Perry's Legal Trouble: The Line Between Influence And Coercion

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Summer Girls LFO
But Anyway Blues Traveler
April Bounces Devonté Hynes
Talking Backwards Real Estate
Bourne on land

Rapper Prodigy, shown above performing in New York City, published his debut novel, H.N.I.C., in 2013. Mike Lawrie/Getty Images hide caption

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Hip-Hop In Print: Brooklyn Publisher Looks To 'Reverse Gentrify' Literature

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Anthony D'Amato's latest album is The Shipwreck from the Shore. Bianca Bourgeois/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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Anthony D'Amato: A Songsmith Schooled By A Master Poet

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Ludlow Anthony D'Amato
Waiting on the Day Tall Tall Trees

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