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An Afghan security officer tries to stop photographers from taking pictures outside The Park Residence guesthouse at the site of a gun battle in the Shar-e Naw district in Kabul on Feb. 26. Behrouz Mehri/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Afghan Officials Balk At Live TV Coverage Of Attacks

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America Neil Diamond
The Squirrel Next Door Organic!
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Experts say the broadband speeds consumers experience at home are typically 10 percent to 20 percent below the limit that they pay for. iStockphoto.com hide caption

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Consumers In The Dark Over Their Broadband Speeds

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Tickle It Mocean Worker
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Born Again Cory Chisel and the Wandering Sons
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A demonstrator protests the arrival of Mexican President Felipe Calderon in Ciudad Juarez on Feb. 17. He holds a sign reading, "More green areas, less greens in the area" (referring to soldiers). Calderon arrived in the city for the second time in less than a week to meet with local and state authorities to address a security crisis after a group of gunmen attacked a party Jan. 31, killing 15 teens and injuring many others. Jesus Alcazar/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Massacre May Be Turning Point In Mexico Drug War

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Workers at the Manischewitz food processing plant in Newark, N.J., package gefilte fish by hand. Israel recently reinstated a large import tax on Asian carp, which is used to make the Jewish delicacy. One of the largest producers of Asian carp, Schafer Fisheries of Thomson, Ill., has had to lay off nine employees because of lost business. Mike Derer/AP hide caption

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Israeli Tariff Burdens Supplier Of Gefilte Fish

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Communist Friends Kaki King
Salinas Greg Reitan
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Tyler Perry recently launched 34th Street Films, an art-house division of his Atlanta studio. It's named for Miracle on 34th Street, because Perry — a high school dropout — says his life is a miracle. Brad Barket/Getty Images hide caption

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More Than 'Madea': Tyler Perry Changes Course

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Workers rest in front of the cooling towers of a coal-fired power plant in Dadong, China. Such plants are a major contributor to carbon dioxide emissions. Andy Wong/AP hide caption

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For Developing Nations, Exports Boost CO2 Emissions

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Heartbroken, In Disrepair Dan Auerbach
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Smash Up Diplomats of Solid Sound
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Renouf's Last Tooth Avishai Cohen
Schuman's Leap Shooglenifty
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Elis Regina's work mulls over the big questions of life, one magnificent half-step at a time. Courtesy of Universal Brazil hide caption

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Elis Regina: The Feeling Between The Notes

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Catch Me if You Can The Like

Mark Linkous' often pretty melodies contrasted with lyrics that were sometimes dark. Barney Britton/Redferns/Getty Images hide caption

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Sparklehorse Singer Mark Linkous Remembered

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Heat Lightning The One Am Radio
Bienvenido Josh Rouse

Gov. Charlie Crist (left) trails in the polls against former Florida House Speaker Marco Rubio in the Republican Senate primary. Alan Diaz/AP hide caption

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Florida Gov. Crist Revamps Message In Senate Race

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Love Is a Calculated Risk Tuatara
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