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Political Heat Is Nothing New For The Fed

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Libyan rebels pray before going out on patrol outside the port city of Misrata on April 30. Religion plays a major role in Libyan life, and Islamist groups want to be part of the new government. Christophe Simon/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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What Role Will Islamists Play In Libya?

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Block Ice and Propane Erik Friedlander

In the CBS series Mike & Molly, Molly Flynn (Melissa McCarthy) and Mike Biggs (Billy Gardell) show a healthy intimate relationship. While many obese people lead happy and healthy sex lives, therapists are seeing more obese people who say their intimate lives are suffering because of their weight. Richard Cartwright/AP hide caption

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For Obese, Intimate Lives Often Suffer

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The Set-Up The City Champs

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Quays Focus 'Weeping Glass' On The Mutter Museum

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It's the End of the World and We Know It (And I Feel fine) The String Quartet

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In West Bank, Tensions Run High Before U.N. Vote

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Chinese officials announced on Aug. 22 that the large city of Chaohu in eastern China no longer existed. The move caught residents by surprise. Chaohu's museum, shown here, houses a Han dynasty tomb, and the city is known for its huge freshwater lake. Louisa Lim/NPR hide caption

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In the Seam Yonder Mountain String Band

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Congress May Balk At Higher Taxes On Investments

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4,738 Regrets Trans Am

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Fountains Of Wayne: Transcending Time And Place

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