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Across Washington State, hydroelectric dams are blocking salmon as they migrate to their spawning grounds. Enter the salmon cannon. Ingrid Taylar/Flickr hide caption

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The Salt

The Salmon Cannon: Easier Than Shooting Fish Out Of A Barrel

Alarmed by the rapid decline of wild salmon populations, a company has invented a novel way to help migratory fish over blocked rivers. It uses air pressure to fire them out of a cannon.

Farandole The Gentlemen Losers
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Thames Town Hauschka

Protesters attend a rally in Hong Kong on Sunday after China's National People's Congress denied open elections for the next chief executive. Many in Hong Kong feel their freedoms are eroding under mainland political pressure. Vincent Yu/AP hide caption

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Open Elections Ruled Out In Hong Kong; Potential Showdown Looms

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Gaza's Shattered Airport, Once A Symbol Of Sovereignty

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Attack the Doctor Blockhead
Cross the Ocean Helios

David Mitchell's previous books include The Thousand Autumns of Jacob de Zoet and Cloud Atlas. /Paul Stuart hide caption

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'Why Not?' David Mitchell On Mixing Fantasy And Reality In 'Bone Clocks'

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Electricity (Instrumental) Talking Heads
Everybody's Gotta Learn Sometimes Beck
Ijiraq Dawn of Midi

This hangout spot in East Baltimore — like the rest of the city's outdoor spaces — now comes with a police-enforced nighttime age limit. Children under 14 must be indoors by 9 p.m. each night, all year long. Kids age 14-16 can stay out a little later, until 10 p.m. on school nights and 11 p.m. on other nights. Courtesy of Brian O'Doherty hide caption

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For Their Own Good? New Curfew Sends Baltimore Kids Home Early

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Silly Wasn't I Valerie Simpson
I Want To Feel Good, Pt. 2 The Bad Plus
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Adventures of Alvin and Lance Explosions in the Sky & David Wingo

Across Washington State, hydroelectric dams are blocking salmon as they migrate to their spawning grounds. Enter the salmon cannon. Ingrid Taylar/Flickr hide caption

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The Salmon Cannon: Easier Than Shooting Fish Out Of A Barrel

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Lee Child is the author of 19 Jack Reacher novels — and is currently working on the 20th. Sigrid Estrada/AP/Random House hide caption

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This Time It's 'Personal': Lee Child Writes His 19th Jack Reacher Novel

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Cumbion De Las Aves Chancha Via Circuito
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