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Sharon Phillips, William Wright and Tim Paliwoda fill out applications while attending a job fair in Detroit. Some economists predict that private employers will be slow to hire more full-time workers because productivity increased a lot in the past year. Paul Sancya/AP hide caption

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Economists Debate Impact Of Temporary Hiring

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Olga Esparza Rodriguez stands next to a photo of her daughter, Monica, who disappeared in Ciudad Juarez, Mexico, in March 2009. Monica is among the hundreds of women and girls who have disappeared from the violence-plagued border city over the past two decades. Jason Beaubien/NPR hide caption

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Latin America

Grief, Rage Fuel Juarez Mothers' Search For Justice

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Kristy Stumpf, who works from her home in Broad Run, Va., part of the week, greets her daughters Lauren, 9 (left), and Lacey, 6 (right), as they hop off the school bus. Stumpf's employer, List Innovative Solutions, lets employees largely set their own hours. Rod Lamkey Jr. for NPR hide caption

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Flex-Work: ISO Work-Life Balance

When Employers Make Room For Work-Life Balance

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Developer Leroy Troyer wants to bring attractions like the Subtropical Swimming Paradise of Elveden Forest in Suffolk, England (above), to Elkhart, Ind. Courtesy of Center Parcs hide caption

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Elkhart's Quest: Rebuilding A Midwest Economy

Dream Of A Tropical Resort Inspires Midwest Town

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The assembly of the Think City car could employ up to 415 new workers in the coming years at the once abandoned Phillips Industries plant. Courtesy of Think hide caption

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Elkhart's Quest: Rebuilding A Midwest Economy

Electric Vehicles May Energize Elkhart's Future

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Archbishop Desmond Tutu is the author of Made for Goodness — written with his daughter Mpho Tutu, also a priest in the Anglican communion — and several other reflections on faith, forgiveness and reconciliation. Cameron Davidson hide caption

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The Long View

Desmond Tutu, Insisting We Are 'Made For Goodness'

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Marine Lt. Col. Brian Christmas listens as an interpreter translates the concerns of Marjah residents about opening a school. Local people fear the Taliban who have remained in the area, hidden among the population. Some residents have received "night letters" — notes from Taliban fighters threatening them with death if they deal with NATO or Afghan government troops. Corey Flintoff/NPR hide caption

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Afghanistan

Fear Of Taliban Hinders U.S. Efforts In Marjah

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Afghan National Police Col. Shafiqa Quraishi addresses the crowd during the International Women's Day ceremony at the Interior Ministry in Kabul on March 4. Staff Sgt. Larry E. Reid Jr./U.S. Air Force photo courtesy of isafmedia via Flickr hide caption

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Afghan Women Wary Of Overtures To Taliban

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William and Laura Betts live on Dana Lane in the community of Moreno Valley, Calif. The couple stand out because they actually paid off their mortgage in 2005. William, who lost his job in November 2009, is glad they don't have to worry about making payments on their house. Tamara Keith/NPR hide caption

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Business

Walking One Block Damaged By The Housing Crisis

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Marco Rubio has surged past the GOP-endorsed Gov. Charlie Crist to seize control of the race for a Senate seat in Florida. Robert Giroux/Getty Images hide caption

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The Tea Party In America

For GOP, Tea Party Offers New Energy And New Woes

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House Ways and Means Committee Chairman Charles Rangel (D-NY) announces he's stepping down as chairman while ethics investigations continue. Manuel Balce Ceneta/AP hide caption

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Politics

Rangel Relinquishes Chairmanship To Aid Democrats

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Aircraft mechanic Jere Herr of Indianapolis prepares to go to work while seated in his recreational vehicle, parked in a lot at the Los Angeles International Airport. He lives by the airport to save money for the future. One-third of Americans will have to rely on Social Security benefits — not pensions — in their retirement years. Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images hide caption

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Retirement Planning: Beyond The Downturn

401(k)s Still Fall Short As A Retirement Strategy

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