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Residents look on as Brazilian military police officers patrol Mare, one of the largest complexes of favelas in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, on March 30. In one of the world's most violent countries, homicide rates are dropping — but only for whites. Mario Tama/Getty Images hide caption

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In Brazil, Race Is A Matter Of Life And Violent Death

In 2012, 56,337 people were murdered in Brazil. But that figure hides a color-coded truth: Homicide rates are actually way down — if you're white. If you're black? Murder rates are up 40 percent.

Actor David Hasselhoff returned to Berlin in 2013, this time to save the Wall — what's left of it. Odd Andersen/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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How Mr. Hasselhoff Tore Down This Wall

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Suite for solo cello No. 2 in D minor, BWV 1008 [III. Courante]
Looking Around (The Appleyards theme)
Mambo No. 5 (a Little Bit of...) Lou Bega
Darth Vader U.F.K. Dubstep

A 2011 collision that left San Francisco Giants catcher Buster Posey with a broken leg sparked an MLB debate about preventing injuries. Many collisions have caused head injuries, but a bigger risk to catchers is foul tips. Marcio Jose Sanchez/AP hide caption

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New MLB Rule Cuts Home Plate Crashes, But Not Catcher Concussions

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Jeremy Fetzer and Spencer Cullum, Jr. perform as Steelism at Fond Object, a Nashville-area record store. Jewly Hight hide caption

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Jewly Hight

Revisiting An Era When Pop Didn't Always Have Lyrics

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Ladybird Steelism
Midnight Fetz Steelism

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Ill-Equipped And Underpaid, Kurdish Fighters Hold ISIS At Bay

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Woke Up In the Desert Marcin Wasilewski
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Night Train To You Marcin Wasilewski
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Residents look on as Brazilian military police officers patrol Mare, one of the largest complexes of favelas in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, on March 30. In one of the world's most violent countries, homicide rates are dropping — but only for whites. Mario Tama/Getty Images hide caption

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In Brazil, Race Is A Matter Of Life And Violent Death

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Windsong Slava Grigoryan, Wolfgang Muthspiel et. al.
Perdeu Caetano Veloso
Holiday for Strings London Studio Orchestra
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Le Laboratoire Cambridge features a restaurant, the Cafe ArtScience. The restaurant's bar features a glass-globed drink vaporizer called Le Whaf. Andrea Shea/WBUR hide caption

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Inhalable Chocolate? Ingestible Ideas From A Lab For The Senses

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