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A Border Patrol agent looks for footprints from illegal immigrants crossing the U.S.- Mexico border in 2010. Traffickers have begun using immigrants as drug smugglers, recruiting voluntarily and forcibly. John Moore/Getty Images hide caption

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Migrants Say They're Unwilling Mules For Cartels

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The Niemeyer Center for the arts will shut its doors on Dec. 15 after being open for only nine months in Aviles, Spain. It's a victim of political squabbling during difficult economic times. Lauren Frayer for NPR hide caption

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Curtain Could Fall On A Dazzling Arts Center In Spain

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Daniel Kryger, left, works with fellow traders on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange. If the European Union can't agree on a plan, its debt crisis could lead to the kind of financial chaos that economists say surely would hurt the United States. Richard Drew/AP hide caption

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How Europe's Troubles Could Become Ours, Too

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Fairfield, Idaho, is struggling. Once poised for expansion, the town has high unemployment and a shrinking population. Molly Messick/StateImpact Idaho hide caption

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Poor Economy Defers Small Idaho Town's Dream

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Dan Auerbach and Patrick Carney release El Camino, their latest album as The Black Keys, on Dec. 6. Danny Clinch hide caption

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The Black Keys: Necessary Roughness

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Two killer whales swim in the austral seas off the Crozet Archipelago. Marcel Mochet /AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Name That Tune: Identifying Whale Songs For Science

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Daniel Ek, CEO of Spotify, speaks at a news conference in New York on Wednesday. Louis Lanzano/Bloomberg via Getty Images hide caption

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Spotify Is Good For The Music Industry, Its CEO Says

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Mark Duplass and Ken Marino star in the new video "The First A.D.," a video at the successful website Funny Or Die. Screenshot hide caption

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Not Just Any Set: Behind The Scenes At 'Funny Or Die'

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