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President Obama speaks at Smith Electric Vehicles in Kansas City, Mo., last week. The White House compares today's green technology grants to early investments in the Internet. Smith Electric received a $32 million Recovery Act grant. Saul Loeb/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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People stand in line outside a government job center in Madrid last month. After Spain adopted the euro in 1999, investment flowed into the country and the economy boomed. Now, it is suffering from the highest unemployment rate in the 16-nation eurozone and grappling with the way to recovery. Victor R. Caivano/AP hide caption

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Where Water Flows Calexico 0:25

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My Man's Gone Now Renee Rosnes & Bill Charlap 0:08

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No. 13 in A Minor, Op.29; Andante The Guarneri String Quartet 1:30

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Methane monitors are mounted on 30-foot-long continuous miners like this one because methane gas collects in pockets near the roofs of mines. File photo hide caption

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Before Destruction Spoon 0:07

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Haji Lala, a tribal leader in Sangeray, looks on as a U.S.-Afghan joint patrol enters the village looking for teenagers believed responsible for throwing grenades at coalition patrols. David Gilkey/NPR hide caption

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David Annen (left) and Paul Bhattacharjee play G.H. Hardy and Srinivasa Ramanujan, two mathematicians who inspired Simon McBurney's A Disappearing Number. Robbie Jack hide caption

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