A job recruiter talks with an unemployed man, at a job fair in San Jose, Calif., last week. The Labor Department reported Friday that employers added 163,000 net jobs last month but the unemployment rate rose to 8.3 percent. Paul Sakuma/AP hide caption

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Obama, Romney Each Read Jobs Numbers Differently
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The Power Snap

Mali's popular Festival of the Desert, held each year near Timbuktu, attracts both local and international music stars. The festival took place in January, but the Islamists who have taken control of the area have since banned all entertainment. Serge Daniel/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Dueling Crises Crush Mali's Cultural Treasures
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A male koala visits the female enclosure at the Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary in Brisbane, Australia. Koalas are dwindling in number as their habitat along Australia's east coast gives way to urban growth. Stuart Cohen for NPR hide caption

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No Space, Mate: Koalas' Habitat Under Threat
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Son de los Diablos Perú Negro
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Architect Eliel Saarinen's First Christian Church (1942) helped launch a design revolution in Columbus, Ind. Nearly 30 years later, as part of that same movement, sculptor Henry Moore created the 20-foot-tall Large Arch as a piece of art that could be walked through and around. Chris Smith/Columbus Area Visitors Center hide caption

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Columbus, Ind.: A Midwestern Mecca Of Architecture
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Jack Ashworth, Tina Chancey, Lisa Terry and Phillip Serna perform Sunday during the closing banquet of the weeklong conclave at the University of Delaware in Newark, Del. Scott Mason hide caption

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Gathering Of The Viols: The 50th Annual Viola Da Gamba Conclave
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Brandenburg Concerto No. 6 in B flat major, BWV 1051 Camerata Brasil
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Vice President Joe Biden conducts a ceremonial swearing in for Ayotte as U.S. senator on Jan. 5, 2011, in the Capitol. With Ayotte are her husband and children. Manuel Balce Ceneta/AP hide caption

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Wonderful Land The Shadows
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Rebels Defensive, In Syria And On World Stage
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Scorched pastures are spreading across central Illinois and the rest of the Midwest. Technology and techniques developed from previous droughts like the Dust Bowl are helping to save some of today's crops, but there's no substitute for water. Scott Olson/Getty Images hide caption

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This Drought's No Dry Run: Lessons Of The Dust Bowl
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The Goo Goo Cluster, a classic gooey treat from Nashville, Tenn., celebrates its 100th birthday this year. Melisa Goh/NPR hide caption

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Grand Ole Goo Goo Sweetens Fans Old And New
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The Uptown Vocal Jazz Quartet, left to right: Ginny Carr, alto; Robert McBride, tenor; Holly Shockey, soprano; and Andre Enceneat, bass. The group's new album, Hustlin' for a Gig, came out in May. Michael G. Stewart hide caption

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Uptown Vocal Jazz Quartet: Scat Singing To Its Own Tune
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Nardis Jacky Terrasson
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