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Mas Masumoto grew up on his family farm southeast of Fresno, Calif. His 1987 essay "Epitaph for A Peach," in which he bemoaned the loss of heirloom flavors, captured his changing philosophy as a farmer. It also helped turn his farm into a landmark in the local-food movement. Dan Charles/NPR hide caption

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The Family Peach Farm That Became A Symbol Of The Food Revolution

Heirloom peach trees, and an essay about them, turned one California farm into a landmark of local food. It's now the scene of another unconventional choice: a daughter's return to take the helm.

Liberty Square, a 700-unit low-rise complex, is in the heart of one of Miami's most crime-plagued neighborhoods. Miami officials recently announced plans to demolish the building and relocate residents to new public housing. Nadege Green/WLRN hide caption

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Razing Liberty: Miami's Gambit To Fix A Crime-Plagued Neighborhood

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Symphony 5 Was A Surprise

Palestinians held rallies last November, like this one in the West Bank city of Nablus, to mark the 10th anniversary of the 2004 death of Yasser Arafat. Palestinians are increasingly frustrated with the two decades of on-and-off peace talks that have not led to an independent Palestinian state. Jaafar Ashtiyeh/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Palestinians Ask: The Two-State Solution Or The Two-State Illusion?

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Benjamin Rush, a physician and one of the signers of the Declaration of Independence, invented the rotational chair as a treatment for psychotic patients. He believed the chair helped improve circulation to the mentally ill brain. U.S. National Library of Medicine/Courtesy of Little Brown and Company hide caption

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From Freud To Possession, A Doctor Faces Psychiatry's Demons

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Mas Masumoto grew up on his family farm southeast of Fresno, Calif. His 1987 essay "Epitaph for A Peach," in which he bemoaned the loss of heirloom flavors, captured his changing philosophy as a farmer. It also helped turn his farm into a landmark in the local-food movement. Dan Charles/NPR hide caption

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The Family Peach Farm That Became A Symbol Of The Food Revolution

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Models walk the catwalk in March 2009 during one of Alexander McQueen's last shows, Ready-to-Wear Autumn/Winter 2009, in Paris. McQueen was one of several fashion designers elevated to prominence by Bernard Arnault, the French tycoon who transformed the business of high fashion. Pascal Le Segretain/Getty Images hide caption

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How The Luxury Fashion Industry Became All Business

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Wake Me Up Before You Go-Go Antonio De Lucena

Fighters from the Free Syrian Army and the Kurdish People's Protection Units battle ISIS militants in Kobani, Syria, in November. U.S. officials haven't said whether they will defend the forces if they are attacked by Bashar al-Assad. Jake Simkin/AP hide caption

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Syrian Rebels Will Face ISIS, But The U.S. May Not Have Their Backs

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A photo from the wedding of Ahmed Shehata and Shaimaa Daif shows friends of the couple mocking members of the so-called Islamic State. Shehata says he staged the surprise to show his wife that ISIS was "something to laugh at, not to fear." Courtesy of Ahmed Shehata hide caption

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Egyptians Fight ISIS Fear-Mongering With Punchlines And Parody

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From Beyond Calexico
Into the West Calexico

Pope Francis arrives for a special audience with the members of the UCIIM Catholic union of Italian secondary school teachers, in the Pope Paul VI hall, at the Vatican on Saturday. L'Osservatore Romano via AP hide caption

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Pope Francis' Financial Reforms Rattle Vatican's Old Guard

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These Nightclub Entertainers Paved The Way For Asian-Americans In Showbiz

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