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Despite China's advances over the past few decades, when it comes to marriage, tradition holds sway. Here, 200 newlywed couples pose at the National Stadium in Beijing, Oct. 10, 2010. STR/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Asia

In China, Looking For Mr. Right (Enough)

5 min

In China, Looking For Mr. Right (Enough)

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Opinion

Conquering A Fear Of Robots

2 min

Conquering A Fear Of Robots

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A house under foreclosure that will soon be auctioned in Las Vegas. The Obama administration's foreclosure prevention efforts were blasted this week in a report from a federal auditor. Mark Ralston/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Crisis In The Housing Market

Obama's Foreclosure Prevention Efforts Criticized

4 min

Obama's Foreclosure Prevention Efforts Criticized

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Maria Dominguez picks Gala apples in an orchard in Wapato, Wash., in 2007. Shannon Dininny/AP hide caption

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Economy

Farm Work: Americans Steer Clear Of Apple Harvest

4 min

Farm Work: Americans Steer Clear Of Apple Harvest

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Swift's album release next week could be a telling moment for the music industry. Joseph Anthony Baker hide caption

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Joseph Anthony Baker

Taylor Swift Poised For One Of 2010's Biggest Sellers

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Jazz pianist Vijay Iyer spent just two days recording his latest album, Solo. Hans Speekenbrink hide caption

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Hans Speekenbrink

Music Reviews

Vijay Iyer Blends The Old With The New

4 min

Vijay Iyer Blends The Old With The New

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Rep. Mark Critz, D-PA. Keith Srakocic/AP hide caption

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Election 2010

Seniors Focus On Finances, Wars Ahead Of Vote

4 min

Seniors Focus On Finances, Wars Ahead Of Vote

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Theresa Sparks is running for a spot on San Francisco's board of supervisors — and if elected, she will become the city's first transgender supervisor. Today, Sparks is open about her background — but for many years, she had a secret life. Courtesy Frank Gaglione/frankgaglione.com hide caption

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Hidden World Of Girls

From 'Secret Life' To Public Service

8 min

From 'Secret Life' To Public Service

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