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Members of community group Parents 4 Teachers display pro-teacher posters outside City Hall Friday in Chicago. The Chicago Teachers Union has threatened to strike Monday if negotiations fail. Sitthixay Ditthavong/AP hide caption

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Chicago Teachers May Strike, Teach Political Lesson

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From left, Linda Ausen, Marvin Jansma, Diane Sandberg and David Griffith volunteer during bingo night in July at the VFW post in Rosemount, Minn. Jennifer Simonson/MPR hide caption

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VFW Posts Become Refuge For Women, Too

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Vince These United States
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Nothing But You and Me Yo La Tengo
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Singer-songwriter Maryanne Sokol left Houston for New York two years ago, hoping for greater exposure but aware of the increased competition. "I felt like I was going to be like a little piece of algae in a huge ocean," she says. Jonathan Sokol/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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Musicians Weigh Big-City Dreams Against Hometown Pride

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Leaves Bass Drum of Death
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Feelgood By Numbers The Go! Team
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Richard Tisei is running for U.S. House in Massachusetts, where he could be the first Republican in that seat in 15 years. Josh Reynolds/AP hide caption

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GOP Has Rare Shot At Winning House Seat In Mass.

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Watching the Ships Go Down Anstam
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Bugs N' Fools The Clonius
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Montanita Ratatat
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The eastern part of the Democratic Republic of Congo has been ravaged by rebel groups for years. A new faction, the March 23 Movement, or M23, already controls a large area, and there are fears this could ignite another war. Here M23 fighters go out on a patrol. Mackenzie Knowles-Coursin for NPR hide caption

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Yet Again, Congo Faces The Specter Of Civil War

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Suffocated Love Tricky
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Though not the capital, Istanbul is the cultural, economic and financial heart of Turkey. Situated on the Bosporus strait, this metropolis spans Europe and Asia — and has a storied history as a gathering place for spies. Dan Kitwood/Getty Images hide caption

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Istanbul, A City Of Spies In Fact And Fiction

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Warm Shadow Fink

"My first memories are listening to music and feeling my body tingle," says Philip Rosheger, a classical guitarist who performs outdoors in Berkeley, Calif. Thom Brekke hide caption

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Classical Guitar In The California Breeze

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Not Brooklyn The Habit & Habit
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Ball Game Sister Wynona Carr
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Knitting Is for Pus**** is a work by crochet sculptor Olek. He has created an entire apartment blanketed in brightly colored, crocheted camouflage. Olek/Courtesy Jonathan LeVine Gallery, New York, N.Y. hide caption

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Are All Young Artists 'Post-9/11' Artists?

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The Raveonettes: The Sound Of Surfing In The Rain

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Till the End The Raveonettes
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P.S.A. Jimmy Chamberlin
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