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Pemba Gyalje Sherpa survived his August 2008 climb on K2 and was even able to help save some of the other expeditionaries. But 11 died trying to conquer the mountain that month. Robbie Ryan/IFC Films hide caption

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Revisiting The Doomed On Their Quest For 'The Summit'

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To get an interview at the Scream Zone in San Diego County, Calif., applicants have to get past a green demon first. Beth Accomando for NPR hide caption

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In This Business, Scaredy Cats Need Not Apply

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Conductor Osmo Vanska, who resigned his post at the Minnesota Orchestra this morning. Todd Buchanan/Courtesy of the Minnesota Orchestra hide caption

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Minnesota Orchestra Conductor Resigns After Carnegie Hall Cancellations

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Saeed Abedini continues to miss family trips, birthdays and anniversaries. His wife, Naghmeh, is working with the American Center for Law and Justice to have him returned home to his family. Courtesy of the ACLJ hide caption

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Wife Works To Free Pastor From Iranian Prison

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Afghan medics at Forward Operating Base Nolay in the southern province of Helmand treat an Afghan police officer shot by militants. Sean Carberry/NPR hide caption

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As Afghan Troops Take The Lead, They Take More Casualties

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In her memoir, Phyllis Chesler questions whether she and her first husband, Abdul-Kareem, were ever really in love. "Were we soul mates?" she writes. "I am not sure. I dare not remember — the pain would be overwhelming and pointless." Courtesy Palgrave Macmillan hide caption

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An American Jewish 'Bride' Remembers Her Escape From Kabul

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Fresh picked green chiles are bound for stews, burritos, enchiladas, pozole and more. Fall is chili roasting season in New Mexico. Tim Robbins/NPR hide caption

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That Smoky Smell Means Chile Roasting Season In New Mexico

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Cyclists whiz past Madrid's Puerta de Alcalá monument as part of Bici Crítica, a movement that seeks to raise awareness of bike safety. On the last Thursday of every month, thousands of cyclists ride in unison through downtown Madrid, blocking traffic during rush hour. Lauren Frayer/NPR hide caption

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Car-Centric Spain Begins To Embrace The Bicycle

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HAIM's debut album, Days Are Gone, is out now. Left to right: Alana Haim, Este Haim, Danielle Haim. Bella Lieberberg/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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The Women Of HAIM On Starting Young

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