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Dutch soccer fans watch the 2010 World Cup final July 11 between the Netherlands and Spain on large screens near the Rijksmuseum in Amsterdam. Fierce nationalism remains a major barrier to greater EU integration. Christopher Lee/Getty Images hide caption

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Midlife Crisis: State Of The European Union

In Europe, Obstacles To A More Perfect Union

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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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Energy

Clean Energy Builds Slowly, Despite Federal Cash

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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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Midlife Crisis: State Of The European Union

Spain's Boom To Bust Illustrates Euro Dilemma

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People march during a protest in Marseille, southern France, last month. Workers nationwide were striking to protest President Nicolas Sarkozy's plans to raise the retirement age to 62 from 60. Sweeping reforms to France's money-losing pension system is part of efforts around Europe to cut back on growing public debts. Claude Paris/AP hide caption

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Midlife Crisis: State Of The European Union

Can The European Welfare State Survive?

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Protesters in Berlin demonstrate last month against federal government budget cuts. Here, a participant's sign criticizes the government for being disconnected from reality and power-hungry. German discontent is growing over the country's leadership -- and paymaster -- role in the European Union. Berthold Stadler/AP hide caption

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Midlife Crisis: State Of The European Union

From Stalwart To Skeptic, Germany Rethinks EU Role

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Five decades after the idea was born in the aftermath of World War II, the European Union is being tested by 21st century challenges. Above, the Euro monument is illuminated in front of the European Central Bank in downtown Frankfurt, Germany. Bernd Kammerer/AP hide caption

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Midlife Crisis: State Of The European Union

A Fitful Dream: European Unity Shaken By New Woes

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To Kill a Mockingbird was adapted into a film in 1962, starring Gregory Peck as Atticus Finch, Mary Badham as Scout and Phillip Alford as Jem. Silver Screen Collection/Getty Images hide caption

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Books

50 Years On, 'Mockingbird' Still Sings America's Song

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Last month Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Michael Mullen testified in Washington on the Defense Department's fiscal 2011 budget. He said recently that debt was one of the biggest threats to the United States. Pablo Martinez Monsivais/AP hide caption

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National Security

Defense Officials Anticipate Drop In Military Spending

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The SawStop saw can sense a slight electrical current that human fingers (and hot dogs) create. When it senses the current, the saw triggers a safety brake, which stops the blade in less than 5/1,000th of a second. Courtesy of SawStop hide caption

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Striving For A Safer Table Saw

Sharp Edge: One Man's Quest To Improve Saw Safety

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