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Indiana Gov. Mitch Daniels Is Tough On Budgets

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Highway Rider Brad Mehldau
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Free as Poetry Chad McCullough & Bram Weijters

The sun gleamed down on the closed Washington Monument as the federal budget impasse continued in Washington on Jan. 4, 1996. Brawling and bargaining by turns, President Clinton and Republican congressional leaders struggled to make progress toward a balanced budget, while blaming each other for a partial government shutdown that inconvenienced millions. Dennis Cook/AP hide caption

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Democrats, GOP Try To Be Pennywise And Political

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Flight of the Bumblebee Shawn Lee's Ping Pong Orchestra
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Rare Fractures Linked To Drugs For Weak Bones

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Michael Wand of the Cognitive Systems Laboratory at the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology in Germany demonstrates a technology that recognizes speech through muscle activity in the face rather than sound. Gretchen Cuda for NPR hide caption

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Speech Device Gives Hope To Those With No Voice

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In Motion Trent Reznor & Atticus Ross
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Intriguing Possibilities Trent Reznor & Atticus Ross
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Actress Natalie Portman and Benjamin Millepied arrive at the 83rd Annual Academy Awards held Sunday at the Kodak Theatre in Hollywood, Calif. Jason Merritt/Getty Images hide caption

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Oscar Stars Thank Muses And, Of Course, Moms

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