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This Bloody Mary served at the Nationals Park in D.C. came with a meat straw, which infuses each sip with an umami flavor. Ben Hirko first came up with the concept while tending bar one snowy night in 2009. The straws have become a hit. Tamara Keith/NPR hide caption

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The Bloody Mary Meat Straw: An All-American Story

Bloody Marys have been around for ages, but an Iowa man has invented a way to take them to a whole new level: a straw made of meat. They've become a hit at bars, ballparks and stadiums. #America

Professor Douglas Causey logs information as he tags and takes basic measurements of the birds he harvested in the Aleutian Islands on June 4. He is looking at the birds' blood and their diet, hoping to find out the ways the ocean is changing as it warms. Bob Hallinen/ADN hide caption

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In The Stomach Of A Seabird, A Glimpse Of An Ocean Heating Up

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Sholonda Jackson works at Operation Dignity, a nonprofit in Oakland, Calif., that provides housing to homeless veterans. California's Proposition 47 enabled the former crack addict to seek a reduction of her drug felonies to misdemeanors. She has earned a bachelor's degree and is working full time. Marisa Lagos/KQED hide caption

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Their Crimes Reclassified, Some Californian Felons Get A Second Chance

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Protesters hold a sign Saturday that reads, in Portuguese, "Don't kill our children," in a march against police and gang conflicts that have left residents of the Complexo de Alemao favela in the crossfire. Silvia Izquierdo/AP hide caption

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Rio's Favelas Feel The Peace — And The Pressure — Of Pacification

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To You Vinicius Cantuaria & Cantuária, Vinicius
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Marie Jalowicz Simon survived the Holocaust by hiding with friends and strangers in Berlin. From the private collection of Hermann Simon hide caption

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A Young Woman Goes 'Underground In Berlin' To Escape The Holocaust

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Caneca CSC Funk Band

Danish musician Amalie Bruun the woman behind the black metal project Myrkur. Rasmus Malmstroem/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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Tales From The Crypt: The Funereal Music Of Myrkur

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Pastor Chris Beard of Peoples Church in Cincinnati and his wife, Jan. "I've had sinful thoughts, racist thoughts in my own heart that I've had to come to terms with," he says. Renae Denbow/Peoples Church hide caption

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How A Once-White Church Broke Down Racial Barriers

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Sakine Arat, right, and Mayrem Bulut are Kurdish mothers camping out between Turkish amry forces and the Kurdish PKK militants, in hopes of preventing clashes. "Mothers on both sides should be doing this," says Arat, 80. Peter Kenyon/NPR hide caption

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Kurdish Activists Camp Out Between Turkey's Army And Kurdish Fighters

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Serenade for the Renegade E.S.T.
The Return of Mohammed E.S.T.
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Renowned British neurologist and author Oliver Sacks, pictured in London in 1983, died Sunday of cancer. He was 82. United News/Popperfoto/Getty Images hide caption

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Oliver Sacks Was A Boundless Explorer Of The Human Brain

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The Competitors John Cameron

This Bloody Mary served at the Nationals Park in D.C. came with a meat straw, which infuses each sip with an umami flavor. Ben Hirko first came up with the concept while tending bar one snowy night in 2009. The straws have become a hit. Tamara Keith/NPR hide caption

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The Bloody Mary Meat Straw: An All-American Story

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Uncle Meat Frank Zappa
Pretty [Remix] The Cranberries
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German director Wim Wenders poses with his Honorary Golden Bear Award for lifetime achievement at the Berlin International Film Festival in February. John Macdougall/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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German Filmmaker Wim Wenders Sums Up His Work In One Word

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Paris, Texas Ry Cooder
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Opening Title from "Until the End of the World" Graeme Revell with David Darling

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