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Supporters of center-right Catalan Nationalist Coalition leader Artur Mas wave pro-independence flags during the last day of campaigning in Barcelona, Spain, on Friday. Emilio Morenatti/AP hide caption

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Fiscal Woes Fade For Catalan's Independence Fervor

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Kathleen Chaney and her son Patrick found the storm-soaked stack of letters as they were walking along the New Jersey shore. Lindsay Lazarski/Newsworks.org hide caption

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Awash With Love: Storm Resurfaces 1940s Letters

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The mortar and pestle can be found in kitchens around the world, including Thailand. In the United States, chef Tanasapamon Rohman uses the tool to grind up chili paste and pulverize rice at her Thai restaurant. Jessical Spengler/Flickr hide caption

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Real Chefs Grind It With A Mortar And Pestle

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Cover detail from the compilation Diablos Del Ritmo: The Colombian Melting Pot, 1960-1985. Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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Argentine Funk, Mexican Pop And Puerto Rican Hip-Hop

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Congolese flee the eastern town of Sake, just west of Goma, on Friday. Fighting between rebel and government forces in the east of the Democratic Republic of Congo has displaced at least 100,000 people. Jerome Delay/AP hide caption

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Aid Workers Struggle To Provide Services In Congo

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The Prentice Women's Hospital in Chicago was named one of the 10 most endangered historic places in Illinois by the nonprofit group Landmarks Illinois. Kiichiro Sato/AP hide caption

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A Gem Cast Off Chicago's Architectural Crown

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