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DJ Patil explains a visualization of a person's LinkedIn network, where different groups of contacts are illustrated by different colors. Patil developed big data projects for LinkedIn — like algorithms to determine whom you might know. He now recruits mathematicians for a venture capital firm. Joi Ito/Flickr hide caption

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The Search For Analysts To Make Sense Of 'Big Data'

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Lindsey, Natalie and Paul Santana (seen via webcam), the day after Natalie's birth. "The hospital staff was so incredible to arrange for the Internet connection to make that possible," Lindsey says. She calls their Skype chat that day "such a great memory for us." Lindsey Santana hide caption

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Calling Home For The Holidays, Via Video From Iraq

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Hussain Haqqani, Pakistan's ambassador in Washington (right), talks to President Asif Ali Zardari in Multan, Pakistan, in August. Haqqani resigned over claims he wrote a memo to Washington asking for its help in reining in Pakistan's powerful military. B.K. Bangash/AP hide caption

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Memo Costs Pakistan's U.S. Ambassador His Job

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In a Healthpoint clinic in the village of Mallan in Punjab, India, lab technician Navdeep Sharma draws Suba Singh's blood sample. Part of Healthpoint's business plan is to offer cheap diagnostic tests at its clinics. Diagnosing and treating people in a single visit is one key to delivering affordable health care. Soma Vatsa/for NPR hide caption

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Social Entrepreneurs: Taking On World Problems

Selling Health Care In The Developing World

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Former U.S. Sen. Rick Santorum greets voters this summer in Iowa. The Republican presidential hopeful has spent most of his professional life in politics. Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images hide caption

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Job 1: Careers That Shaped The GOP Candidates

Santorum: Early Political Work Influences Him Still

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Sikh pilgrims stream into the Golden Temple in Amritsar, India, on Nov. 10. Devout Sikhs from all over India and the world come to Amritsar by the tens of thousands every day — adding to an already sizable carbon footprint. So city and temple officials have joined an environmental group to learn how to incorporate environmentally friendly practices. Narinder Nanu/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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In India, Spreading Green Gospel Among Pilgrims

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