Oprah Winfrey's departure this week from her long-running TV show leaves a gaping hole in daytime television. Peter Wynn Thompson/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Though lobbyists target Capitol Hill, often those in public relations work on issues ahead of them, conditioning the legislative landscape. Brendan Smialowski/Getty Images hide caption

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A branding firm came up with the name Swiffer by playing with words like "clean," "wipe" and "sweep." It's now one of Procter & Gamble's biggest sellers. Procter & Gamble hide caption

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Under The Sea: Ewers and ceramic fragments thought to be more than 1,000 years old were found on a sunken merchant ship off the coast of Belitung Island, Indonesia, in 1998. M. Flecker hide caption

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This year's Humana Festival includes Jordan Harrison's Maple and Vine, about a couple who decides to abandon their 21st-century lives to join a community o 1950s reenactors. Michael Brosilow/Actors Theatre of Louisville hide caption

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President Obama unveiled his 2012 budget on Monday, proposing a raft of spending cuts and tax hikes. It includes a proposed limit on the charitable deduction for the top income bracket, which has nonprofit organizations concerned. Jim Watson/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Brook Carter, 29, tends bar at Kamal's 21, an Atlanta strip club. She used to work as a stripper herself at Magic City. She says typically she'll have heard a new track playing on the radio at least a month earlier at the club. John Poole for NPR hide caption

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