Republican presidential hopeful Newt Gingrich, with his wife, Callista, delivers remarks Sunday during a rally with senior citizens at The Villages retirement community in Lady Lake, Fla. Paul J. Richards/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Tiara Brown, shown at the International Duel in Oxnard, Calif., last year, is competing for a spot on the U.S. women's Olympic team. Sue Jaye Johnson hide caption

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General Motors, headquartered in Detroit, recovered from near disaster after a financial bailout from the federal government. Bill Pugliano/Getty Images hide caption

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Since 1990, glasses-wearing Navy recruits have been required to wear their standard-issue S9 eyeglasses through training. Scott Olson/Getty Images hide caption

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At the JS West egg farm, south of Modesto, Calif., one chicken house has the new, spacious cages that egg producers and animal welfare advocates say keep chickens happier. Big Dutchman hide caption

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A sign is posted at the entrance to the state office complex on in Waterbury, Vt., About 1,500 people who worked in the complex were relocated due to damage caused by Tropical Storm Irene. Toby Talbot/AP hide caption

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Slab City is an informal community in the California desert on the site of a former WWII artillery range. The recent recession has sent the town a new wave of people who have fallen on hard times and are looking to escape the burdens of modern life. Gloria Hillard/For NPR hide caption

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Sue Freeman, 78, checks her email at her home in Laguna Beach, Calif., on Saturday. She says her eyesight improved markedly since she received an experimental stem-cell procedure last July. Melissa Forsyth for NPR hide caption

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A student paints the Facebook logo on a mural commemorating Egypt's revolution last spring. The team from the CIA's Open Source Center monitors social media activity overseas. Manoocher Deghati/AP hide caption

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Former Sen. Rick Santorum shakes hands with supporters before speaking at a campaign stop in Fort Mill, S.C., on Friday. Fort Mill is just over the line from North Carolina, and some voters wish they could cross over for the primary Saturday. John W. Adkisson/Getty Images hide caption

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Etta James rehearses a song before recording at Fame Studios circa 1967 in Muscle Shoals, Ala. House Of Fame LLC/Michael Ochs Archive/Getty Images hide caption

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The Syncrude tar sands mine in Alberta, Canada. Alberta's tar sands would supply the oil for the prospective Keystone XL pipeline. Todd Korol/Reuters/Landov hide caption

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Before setting off on her road trip, Molly Baz worked in the kitchen of Manhattan's Picholine restaurant. She says one of the things she'll miss most from her trip is the Southern hospitality — and the free snacks that came with it. Douglas Baz hide caption

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People stroll down a street in Montpelier, Vt., last summer. In 1995, 13.4 percent of Vermonters were considered obese. The figure climbed to 23.5 percent in 2011. The latest national data suggest the obesity epidemic has plateaued, however. Toby Talbot/AP hide caption

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