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Goats and Soda

Horrible Things Happen To Nepali Girls When They Menstruate: #15Girls

When a teenage girl in rural Nepal gets her period, an ancient tradition may drive her to sleep outdoors. But one 15-year-old is trying to break the taboos around menstruation.

U.S. Army soldiers walk as a NATO helicopter flies overhead at coalition force Forward Operating Base (FOB) Connelly in the Khogyani district in the eastern province of Nangarhar on August 13, 2015. Wakil Kohsar/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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How U.S. Troops Will Exit Afghanistan Remains Unclear

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Take A Suspension And Then Take the Field

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I'm So Lonesome I Could Cry Terry Bradshaw
I Can't Help It (If I'm Still in Love with You) Bill Frisell

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A Girl Gets Her Period And Is Banished To The Shed: #15Girls

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Black Mountain Side Steve Tibbetts, Marc Anderson et. al.

Kristina Gillis practices in the rear of a rowing shell along the Charles River, where she will compete at The Head of the Charles this weekend as an ID (Intellectual Disabilities) rower. The regatta has yet to formally include an event category specifically for athletes with intellectual disabilites. Craig LeMoult/WGBH hide caption

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Top Regatta Now Includes More, But Not All Disabled Rowers

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Chairman Dances John Adams
As Far as the Eye Can See Radio 4

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When John Williams Can't Go, Whom Does Spielberg Call? Thomas Newman

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O Romeo, Romeo, What The Heck Are You Saying?

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Fagottanz John Renbourn
Planxty Llanthony/Loftus Jones John Renbourn

Republican presidential candidate Carly Fiorina walks the streets of Manchester, NH with Mayor Ted Gastas. Gastas has also campaigned with three other GOP candidates this year. Brady Carlson/New Hampshire Public Radio hide caption

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Meet The N.H. Mayor Presidential Candidates Want To Knock On Doors With

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Marian Coleman attended Noble Hill school in Cassville, Ga., in the 1950s. It's one of more than 5,000 "Rosenwald schools" built for African-Americans in the early 20th century. The school is now a cultural center and Coleman is the curator. Gabrielle Emanuel/NPR hide caption

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Built A Century Ago, 'Rosenwald Schools' May Still Have Lessons To Teach

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Spin Seekers Charlie Hunter & Leon Parker
B.W. S Blues Tommy Guerrero
4,738 Regrets Trans Am

Playwright Arthur Miller sits at his typewriter in New York City in 1949, the same year he won the Pulitzer Prize for drama for Death of a Salesman. AP hide caption

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After Decades On Stage, Arthur Miller's Works Defy The Final Curtain

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Vacationers lie on the beach, as well as their vehicle, as they sunbathe in Daytona during spring break. Only 17 miles of beach are currently open for car use and that number may soon be reduced. Joe Raedle/Getty Images hide caption

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Who 'Owns' The Beach? In Daytona, Cars, Turtles And Hotels Duke It Out

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Beach Buggy The Shutdowns
Sky King Danny Gatton

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