Could ice shanties like this one, built on Wisconsin's Lake Waubesa in 2005, be considered something of an economic indicator? Joseph W. Jackson III/Wisconsin State Journal via AP hide caption

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Studies show that only about 40 percent of health care workers in the U.S. wash their hands as often as they should. Rob Carr/AP hide caption

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U.S. Navy and Air Force personnel prepared to airlift a girl with head injuries to an offshore medical facility last week in Port-au-Prince, Haiti. The U.S. military says it halted flights carrying Haitian earthquake victims to the United States on Wednesday. Gregory Bull/AP hide caption

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Business teacher Glenda Head (right) and student Kiana Anorve count money before opening their credit union for business at R.B. Glenn High School in Kernersville, N.C. Their cafeteria credit union is a branch of North Carolina's Allegacy Federal Credit Union. Scott Graf for NPR hide caption

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