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The Houbara bustard migrates in large numbers every winter from Central Asia to Pakistan. Wealthy Arabs go to Pakistan to hunt the bird, but as its numbers decline, some Pakistanis say the practice should stop. Shankar S./Flickr hide caption

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Parallels

Wealthy Arabs Flock To Pakistan To Kill The Bustards

The Houbara bustard, a large bird whose numbers are declining, migrates to Pakistan every winter. Rich Arabs follow close behind and hunt them in large numbers. Some Pakistanis say this must stop.

Some businesses in Ferguson have boarded up their windows in anticipation of the grand jury announcement whether to criminally charge Officer Darren Wilson in the killing of 18-year-old Michael Brown. Jeff Roberson/AP hide caption

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Ferguson Braces For Grand Jury Decision

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Mike Nichols was born Michael Igor Peschkowsky. He could barely speak English when he arrived in the U.S. at age 7. Stephen Lovekin/Getty Images hide caption

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Remembering 'Comic Meteor' Mike Nichols

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Mrs. Robinson Simon & Garfunkel
Scarborough Fair Phil Volan

After Palestinian Abdel Rahman Shaludi killed two people with a car in an attack last month, Israel destroyed his family's apartment in East Jerusalem by blowing up the front outside and most internal walls. Israel says the aim is deterrence, while the Palestinians call it collective punishment. Ahmad Gharabli/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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In Response To Attacks, Israel Takes Down Palestinian Homes

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Civilians who had just recently arrived in Yola prepare to flee again, this time in a large open-top truck headed to the city of Jos. Ofeibea Quist-Arcton/NPR hide caption

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Rumors Of Boko Haram Attack Send Nigerian Refugees Fleeing Again

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Sarah Obama, left, and her translator, Mama Sarah Obama Foundation Executive Director Debra Akello, spoke at the United Nations on Wednesday. Bebeto Matthews/AP hide caption

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Obama's Step-Grandmother Continues Educating Young Kenyans

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Haydn String Quartet No. 2: Finale Vivace Assai Alban Berg Quartet
This Is the Sea The Waterboys
Maybe I Missed the Point Jeff Bridges & the Abiders

A harvester holds ginseng roots. Wild ginseng roots can bring big profits overseas, especially in Asia, but it is illegal to poach the root from U.S. national parks. Greta Johnsen/NPR hide caption

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National Parks Look To Lock Out Wild Ginseng Diggers

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"I want it to be folksy, but surrounded by madness," director Tommy Lee Jones told The Homesman's composers. Dawn Jones/Roadside Attractions hide caption

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In 'The Homesman,' Wind Is The Sound Of Insanity

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The Houbara bustard migrates in large numbers every winter from Central Asia to Pakistan. Wealthy Arabs go to Pakistan to hunt the bird, but as its numbers decline, some Pakistanis say the practice should stop. Shankar S./Flickr hide caption

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Wealthy Arabs Descend On Pakistan To Kill The Bustards

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Multiple (Vielfacher) Die Knödel
Waltz (Waltzer) Die Knödel

Surveillance team member Osman Sow washes his boots after working in a potentially contaminated area of Freetown, Sierra Leone. Survey teams are sent out every day to assess sick people and dispatch burial teams to collect the dead. David Gilkey/NPR hide caption

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Ebola Survey Teams Take A Grim Census In Sierra Leone

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This Chinese teenager weighs 353 pounds. At a "slimming center" in China's central Hubei province, he's exercising and undergoing acupuncture to lose weight. Color China/AP hide caption

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The Whole World Is Fat! And That Ends Up Costing $2 Trillion A Year

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Bude Robin Allender

This is Desert Bus. This is it --€” plus the occasional bus stop. Desert Bus hide caption

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Terrible Video Game, Great Fundraiser: Meet Desert Bus For Hope

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Bryan Adams' new album of covers is titled Tracks Of My Years. Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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Bryan Adams Celebrates The Classics On New Covers Album

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Run to You Bryan Adams
Summer of '69

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