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World Bank: Fight Poverty With Political Reform

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Major Power Shortages Loom Over Japanese Firms

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Senior Moments: A Sign Of Worse To Come?

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Want To Live To 100? Try To Bounce Back From Stress

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China Cracks Down On Christians At Outdoor Service

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Goldman Sachs CEO Lloyd Blankfein arrives to testify before a Senate investigative committee in Washington in April 2010. The firm eventually settled with the SEC and paid 550 million in fines. Author William Cohan writes about the Goldman's alternatingly tempestuous and chummy relationship with the government in his new book. Jim Watson/ AFP/ Getty Images hide caption

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Goldman Sachs' Long History Of 'Money And Power'

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Someya, 22, who declined to give her last name, is among a small number of women in France who wear the full niqab. She wears it "for God and for my husband, so that he'll be the only person who can see me and be able to appreciate my face," she says. But she'll take it off because of France's new law, she says. Eleanor Beardsley/NPR hide caption

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France's Burqa Ban Adds To Anti-Muslim Climate

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How To Save The World, One Video Game At A Time

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