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Teachers and union members rally on the steps of Providence, R.I., City Hall on Wednesday to protest the firing of the city's entire teaching force. Stew Milne/AP hide caption

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Providence Mayor Defends Firings As Teachers ProtestRhode Island Public Radio

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Libyan leader Moammar Gadhafi, shown in a 2008 file photo, has created an incredibly centralized state, with all decisions going through him, says Frederic Wehrey, a senior policy analyst at the RAND Corp. Sergei Grits/AP hide caption

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Who'll Fill Void If Gadhafi Falls? U.S. Wishes It Knew

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On Feb. 14, plaintiff Abdullah al-Kidd (right) and his attorney, Lee Gelernt, discuss a Supreme Court lawsuit against former Attorney General John Ashcroft during an interview with The Associated Press in Los Angeles. Damian Dovarganes/AP hide caption

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Court Considers Ashcroft's Liability In Terror Case

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A crater filled with water marks the site of a pipeline explosion that caused a fire in a San Bruno, Calif., neighborhood, on Sept. 9. Max Whittaker/Getty Images hide caption

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Hearings Set To Root Out Cause Of Pipeline Explosion

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Leigh Ann Hester, now a police officer in the suburbs of Nashville, Tenn., is the first female soldier since World War II to receive the Silver Star medal for valor in combat. David Gilkey/NPR hide caption

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On The Front Lines: Women In War

Silver Star Recipient A Reluctant Hero

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Left: Brig. Gen. Wilma Vaught during her time serving in Vietnam; when she joined the military, she received training on how to put on makeup — but not how to fire a weapon. Right: An illustrated poster of Sgt. Leigh Ann Hester, the first woman since World War II to receive the Silver Star for valor. Both women are profiled in this series. Courtesy of Brig. Gen. Wilma Vaught; David Gilkey, NPR hide caption

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Women In War: 'I've Lived Out There With The Guys'

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An Iraqi shop owner sells groceries in Baghdad. World Bank President Robert Zoellick says the high cost of food is an "aggravating factor" behind the unrest in the Middle East. Ali al-Saadi/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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The Impact Of Rising Food Prices On Arab Unrest

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