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Secretary of State Hillary Clinton (right) is greeted by Afghanistan President Hamid Karzai in Kabul on Monday, a day ahead of the international donors' conference. Paul J. Richards/AP hide caption

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World

Expectations Low As Donors Meet In Afghanistan

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Expectations Low As Donors Meet In Afghanistan

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Roman Baca not only choreographed the ballet Homecoming, he also danced in it. In the second movement, Baca (second from right) plays an Iraqi dad during a scene where the Marines have an altercation with an Iraqi family. Brian Krontz hide caption

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Marine's Ballet A Moving Tribute To Time In Iraq

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Yao Hong worships at a Christian church in China's Protestant heartland. She's one of about 1,000 worshippers at the church. She believes it is patriotic to believe in God, and to pray for China's revival and well-being. Ariana Lindquist for NPR hide caption

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New Believers: A Religious Revolution In China

In The Land Of Mao, A Rising Tide Of Christianity

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In The Land Of Mao, A Rising Tide Of Christianity

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Lilith Fair founder Sarah McLachlan performs in Bonner Springs, Kan., at the festival's July 15 show. Jason Squires/WireImage/Getty Images hide caption

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Hey Ladies: Being A Woman Musician Today

With Sales Lagging, Lilith Fair Faces Question Of Relevance

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With Sales Lagging, Lilith Fair Faces Question Of Relevance

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Sound Asleep: NASA's Mars rover Spirit, seen here in an artist's rendering, has been hibernating through the the cold and dark Martian winter, and mission scientists aren't sure when its solar panels will have charged the batteries enough for it to wake up. NASA hide caption

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NASA Waits For Spirit To Send Signal From Mars

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Volunteers sorted through food last fall as they stocked shelves at the San Francisco Food Bank in California. As the U.S. continues to struggle through the recession and unemployment is at record highs, food banks are seeing an increased demand. Justin Sullivan/Getty Images hide caption

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Low-Wage America

A Daily Fight To Find Food: One Family's Story

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A Daily Fight To Find Food: One Family's Story

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Feet On The Ground: Barefoot runners tend to land on the balls of their feet rather than on their heels the way most shoe-runners do. Rick Roeber went shoeless in 2003 and has clocked more than 13,000 barefoot miles since. Charlie Riedel/AP hide caption

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The Human Edge

For Humans, Slow And Steady Running Won The Race

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For Humans, Slow And Steady Running Won The Race

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