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Tiny Laos Readies For A Visit From Obama — And A Turn Under The Global Spotlight

In a historic step toward rebuilding relations with the poor, heavily-bombed nation, the president will join other world leaders there, after wrapping another big global meeting in Hangzhou, China.

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Tiny Laos Readies For A Visit From Obama — And A Turn Under The Global Spotlight

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Freedom Beyoncé & Kendrick Lamar

Alex Longo makes a pitch at the Lunar and Planetary Institute in Houston, Texas, in October 2015. The Institute sponsored the conference to pick a landing site for the first human landing on Mars. Long has proposed a site for a different mission — a rover landing. Bill Ingalls/NASA hide caption

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A Teen Might Pick The Landing Site For NASA's Next Mars Rover

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Life On Mars David Bowie
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From Now On Vetiver

A writer by profession, Robert Hoge was the first member of his family to go to college. Matthew Warrell/Courtesy of Penguin Young Readers hide caption

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'Ugly': A Memoir Of Childhood, Deformity And Learning To Love A Distinctive Face

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Pretty [Remix] The Cranberries
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Bunch of Keys Mr. Scruff
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Meet The Woman Who's Been Pearl Jam's Sound Engineer For 24 Years

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