Libyans wait in line at a bank in Benghazi in February. The National Transitional Council in the rebel-held city is continuing to pay government salaries and unemployment stipends. Hussein Malla/AP hide caption

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At the rebels' outdoor machine shop, they rehabilitate antique automatic weapons and sometimes redesign them. Saleh Likhfayfe shows off the new "grip" welded onto a salvaged machine gun. Martin Kaste/NPR hide caption

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Rebels were trying to keep the world's attention on Libya, with lights aimed at the news media and aid workers in Benghazi on Sunday night. Zintan is a town in western Libya — a region that rebels hope will also soon be out of the Gadhafi regime's control. Jonathan Blakley/NPR hide caption

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A rebel soldier takes a picture of a comrade on May 5 outside the National Council, the headquarters of the rebels in Benghazi, Libya. The rebel-led transitional government is seeking legitimacy and recognition from the international community. Rodrigo Abd/AP hide caption

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Egyptian Copts — one holding a banner with a picture of Jesus Christ and writing in Arabic reading "Christ, our God, is alive" — demonstrate in Cairo after sectarian violence over the weekend left at least a dozen dead. Khalil Hamra/AP hide caption

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Sarah Palin (center) stands with the Wasilla, Alaska, City Council for a portrait in 1998. In 1992, then-Mayor John Stein recruited Palin as a moderate counterweight to the growing anti-government, anti-tax movement. By 1996, Palin challenged Stein in the race for mayor — and won. Heath Family/AP hide caption

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Then-gubernatorial candidate Tim Pawlenty and running mate Carol Molnau celebrate their victory at Republican election headquarters on Nov. 6, 2002, in Bloomington, Minn. The former governor says he was inspired by Ronald Reagan — someone who wasn't considered such a hero 30 years ago in Pawlenty's blue-collar neighborhood. Andy King/AP hide caption

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A coke drum waits along Montana's U.S. Highway 12 during a dry-run shipment in early March. The load can travel only late at night and is destined for a new oil refinery in Billings, Mont. Martin Kaste/NPR hide caption

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Aprovecho executive director Dean Still lights a "rocket stove." Once the fire is going, it takes only two or three sticks at a time to keep a pot of water boiling. Martin Kaste/NPR hide caption

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The home in Tucson, Ariz., where Jared Loughner, charged in a shooting that killed six and wounded more than a dozen, lived with his parents. AFP/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Emily Fernandez, holding her daughter Bethany, uses her Nook e-reader to browse some books at a Barnes & Noble in Hackensack, N.J. Privacy advocates are concerned about the data that manufacturers may be able to collect from e-readers. Mark Lennihan/AP hide caption

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A personal iPhone can be set up to receive company e-mail via a Microsoft Exchange Server. But once it is set up, the phone can receive a variety of commands from the server including a remote wipe, which can destroy all the data and disable the phone. Jeff Chiu/AP hide caption

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