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Jobseekers line up to enter a career fair in Los Angeles. Last month, the nation's unemployed totaled 15.1 million. Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images hide caption

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Living Without Work: The Long-Term Unemployed

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RAY'S DREAM SANDY BULL

Two scientists are proposing that the U.S. send volunteers to Mars and leave them there. They say the mission would mark the beginning of long-term human colonization of the red planet, seen in this photo taken by NASA's Hubble Space Telescope. NASA/AP hide caption

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The Final Frontier: A Mars Mission With No Return

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Baby Shoes Kevin Divine
Bolero Sonámbulo Ry Cooder & Manuel Galbán
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Richard Russo lives in coastal Maine with his wife and their two daughters. He was awarded the 2002 Pulitzer Prize in Fiction for Empire Falls. Elena Seibert hide caption

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Short Takes: Richard Russo On 2010's Best Stories

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Bad Books: Where Loud And Soft Collaborate

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Holding Down The Laughter Kevin Divine
Winter Eddie Daniels
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Numb/Encore Jay-Z
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