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Indian runner ducks have been used in Asia for thousands of years to control pests. Now they're used in a South African vineyard to eat snails that damage the vines. Sarah Birnbaum for NPR hide caption

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Parallels

For This Vineyard, It's Duck, Duck, Booze

You've heard about the running of the bulls — how about the running of the birds? Each morning, hundreds of ducks are released to patrol a Cape Town vineyard.

The exterior of a Barnes & Noble bookstore is seen in Salem, N.H. Barnes & Noble. Elise Amendola/AP hide caption

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Barnes & Noble Founder Retires, Leaving His Imprint On Bookstore's History

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High school students perform 10467, a play they wrote about how their education has been affected by lack of resources. Beth Fertig/WNYC hide caption

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NYC Teens Spotlight School Funding Woes On Stage

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In the opening scene of Another World: Losing Our Children to Islamic State, an actor playing a radical imam appears on stage. The play is a mix of journalism and theater, with its script based on the actual words, recorded in interviews, of mothers who lost children to ISIS, an American general and a former Guantanamo detainee. Courtesy of Tristram Kenton/National Theatre hide caption

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Examining The Lure Of ISIS In 'Another World'

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Kygo's debut album is called Cloud Nine. Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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Digital Pan Flutes And Marvin Gaye: The Blissed-Out Rise Of Kygo

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Indian runner ducks have been used in Asia for thousands of years to control pests. Now they're used in a South African vineyard to eat snails that damage the vines. Sarah Birnbaum for NPR hide caption

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For This Vineyard, It's Duck, Duck, Booze

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This photo dated April 1977 shows Megumi Yokota, who was kidnapped by North Korean agents later the same year. Megumi was one of eight Japanese nationals who Pyongyang confirmed were dead in 2002. North Korean leader Kim Jong-Il apologized for the kidnapping at an historic meeting with Japanese Prime Minister Junichiro Koizumi. -/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Relatives Of Japanese Taken By North Korea Still Hope To Find Loved Ones

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Zarqa Nawaz's Little Mosque on the Prairie ran on the CBC from 2007 to 2012. Courtesy of Zarqa Nawaz and Goldberg McDuffie Communications hide caption

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'Little Mosque' Creator Zarqa Nawaz On Mixing Comedy And Religion

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Chadwick Boseman's Black Panther debuted in Captain America: Civil War. He'll get his own movie in 2018. Zade Rosenthal/Marvel hide caption

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2016: Age Of The On-Screen Black Superhero

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Surf-noir singer Lera Lynn's new album is called Resistor. Alysse Gafken/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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Musician Lera Lynn On The Joy Of Creepy

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