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All Things Considered for August 26, 2012

A boy watches a group of Afghan and U.S. commandos in their up armored Humvee in Shindand Afghanistan. The special forces have become more prominent in the U.S. war effort. David Gilkey/NPR hide caption

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Obama's Warfare: 'From Power To A Policy'

Obama's Warfare: 'From Power To A Policy'

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Saratoga Springs Mayor Mia Love, who is running for a House seat, speaks at the Republican state convention April 21, in Sandy, Utah. Love would be the first black, female Republican elected to Congress. Leah Hogsten/The Salt Lake Tribune via AP hide caption

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GOP Hopes House Hopeful Will 'Change Impressions' KUER 90.1

GOP Hopes House Hopeful Will 'Change Impressions'

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A view of the collapsed cupola of the National Palace is seen in Port-au-Prince on Aug. 13. The palace, which was destroyed in the 2010 earthquake that killed an estimated 200,000 people, was supposed to be demolished, but the plans have been put on hold. Swoan Parker/Courtesy of Reuters hide caption

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Documenting Haiti's Ruined Grandeur

Documenting Haiti's Ruined Grandeur

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Serena Williams, left, and Venus Williams compete in Wimbledon at the 2012 Summer Olympics. Elise Amendola/AP hide caption

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Advantage Tennis: Improving Game's Racial Disparity

Advantage Tennis: Improving Game's Racial Disparity

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Patrick Renna as Hamilton 'Ham' Porter in 1993 sports film, The Sandlot. John Bramley/The Kobal Collection / 20th Century Fox hide caption

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The Movie Regina King Has 'Seen A Million Times'

The Movie Regina King Has 'Seen A Million Times'

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After John F. Herring by Ken Perenyi, circa 1989. Courtesy of Pegasus Books hide caption

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'A Contest Of Wits': A Former Forger Recalls His Art

'A Contest Of Wits': A Former Forger Recalls His Art

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The Avett Brothers are real-life siblings Scott (left) and Seth Avett (right), and bass player Bob Crawford. The band's newest album is The Carpenter. Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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The Avett Brothers: Matters Of Life And Death

The Avett Brothers: Matters Of Life And Death

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All Things Considered for August 25, 2012

Writer Alan Ball arrives at the premiere of the fifth season of HBO's True Blood in May. Ball is leaving the series at the end of this season. Frazer Harrison/Getty Images hide caption

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Alan Ball On Leaving 'True Blood' Behind

Alan Ball On Leaving 'True Blood' Behind

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Chilly Gonzales' latest album is Solo Piano II. Alexandre Isard hide caption

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Chilly Gonzales: Pianist, Rapper, Provocateur

Chilly Gonzales: Pianist, Rapper, Provocateur

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