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A helicopter ferries a tour boat into Crater Lake at Crater Lake National Park in Oregon. Park management will be evaluating how the noise affects the soundscape and park wildlife. Jeff Barnard/AP hide caption

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Documenting The Sound Of Fallen Trees (And Planes)

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President Obama addresses the Millennium Development Goals Summit at the United Nations headquarters in 2010. Emmanuel Dunand/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Palestinian Statehood Bid Pits Obama Against Allies

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Republican presidential candidate Rep. Michele Bachmann arrives for a rally in Costa Mesa, Calif., on Friday. Chris Carlson/AP hide caption

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Can Michele Bachmann Get Her Groove Back?

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Republican presidential candidates debate in California on Sept. 7. NBC's Brian Williams says a moderator's persistence can reveal which questions candidates want to avoid. Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images hide caption

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The News Tip: Don't Get Distracted In Debates

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Jon Hamm is up for another Emmy on Sunday night, and with Bryan Cranston of Breaking Bad out of the picture, is this his year? Matt Sayles/AP hide caption

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Things To Watch For At Sunday Night's Emmy Awards

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Writer Will Reiser, left, and actor Seth Rogen are the real-life friends behind 50/50, a comedy about cancer that grew out of the jokes that got the two through Reiser's own diagnosis and treatment. Chris Helcermanas-Benge/Summit Entertainment hide caption

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Rogen, Reiser Go In '50/50' On A Few Sick Laughs

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Luisa Maita, featured on our two-part Brazilian music special. Joao Wainer/courtesy of the artist hide caption

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Coming Up On Alt.Latino: All About Brazil

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