A trader on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange looks at stocks during the final minutes of trading on May 6. The Dow fell more than 600 points in a few minutes in what became known as the "flash crash." Timothy A. Clary/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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The number of people killed on American roads has fallen by more than 20 percent in recent years, according to a new study. But motorcycle deaths are up. That may be because older drivers are buying motorcycles. iStockphoto.com hide caption

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The plunging back of model Paige Morgan's dress is trimmed with nutria tails. She says she loves the fur and thinks many other people will be thrilled to find there is a guilt-free fur option. Elizabeth Shogren/NPR hide caption

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Bundled up against the cold, military police trainees exercise early in the morning at Fort Leonard Wood, Mo. In a radical shift, the Army is overhauling the way it trains, cares for and feeds new soldiers. Kelley McCall/AP hide caption

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Madhur Jaffrey is a noted chef and expert in Indian cuisine. She is the author of several cookbooks and one memoir, Climbing the Mango Trees. Lisa Levart hide caption

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During his Rally To Restore Sanity in October, comedian Jon Stewart told the crowd on the National Mall, "The press can hold its magnifying glass up to our problems." Or, he added, "they can use that magnifying glass to light ants on fire." Paul Morigi/WireImage hide caption

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Actor Jimmy Stewart, shown with Donna Reed, in a still from the 1946 film It's A Wonderful Life, directed by Frank Capra. RKO Pictures/Getty Images hide caption

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An Iraqi man holds a sign reading "Baghdad will not be Kandahar" in Arabic as he takes part in a Dec. 3 protest in Baghdad organized by poets and intellectuals against the closure of nightclubs and a ban on alcohol sales. Ahmad Al-Rubaye/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Sister Joan of Arc (second from left) forsook law school but not basketball. Now in her second year at the convent, she regularly plays ball with the sisters. From left: Sister Cecelia Rose Pham, Sister Joan of Arc, Sister Victoria Marie Liederbach, Sister Mara Rose McDonnell and Sister Paula Marie Koffi. Sister Mary Justin Malton hide caption

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Boys in a Mumbai slum use their cell phones. An Indian service called GupShup is using simple texting functions to form virtual communities. There are vast stretches of India and elsewhere in the developing world with ample basic cellphone service, but that have yet to access social networking platforms like Facebook and Twitter. Rafiq Maqbool/AP hide caption

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Swedish police officers patrol a street in central Stockholm, near where a suicide bomber killed himself two days earlier, on Dec. 11. Jonathan Nackstrand /AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Sarah Wade, 36, and her husband, Ted Wade, 33, of Chapel Hill, N.C., often travel to Washington, D.C. for his medical care after he was injured while riding in a Humvee in Mahmudiyah, Iraq, on Feb. 14, 2004, and suffered a traumatic brain injury, as well as an above-the-elbow amputation of his right arm. Sarah has also been actively lobbying to get the right kind of care for her husband. Coburn Dukehart/NPR hide caption

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The person who apparently robbed Marc Fisher's home posted this gloating photo of himself on the Facebook page of Fisher's son. Courtesy of Marc Fisher hide caption

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