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Sen. Saxby Chambliss (R-GA) says he and Virginia Democrat Mark Warner have been talking regularly with roughly two dozen Senate colleagues about tackling the deficit. Charles Dharapak/AP hide caption

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Senators Start 'In The Middle' With Deficit Talks

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How We Breathe Pinback
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Stone Blues Daddy Mack Blues Band
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The Consumer Electronics Show this week is expected to feature more tablets to compete with the Apple iPad, left, and Samsung Galaxy Tab, right. Gero Breloer/AP hide caption

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Tablets, Internet TV Highlight Consumer Electronics Show

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Tickle It Mocean Worker
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Pressurizor Badawi
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Students Gabby Venuto (left) and Julia Cohen let off some steam during some of the expanded downtime meant to ease the stress on students at the Beaver Country Day School in Chestnut Hill, Mass. The school also eliminated AP classes a few years ago -- a bold move that administrators say hasn't hurt students' college prospects. Tovia Smith/NPR hide caption

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What's New In High School? Stress Reduction 101

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Apt. 604 Ben Vaughn
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Designs in Music
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Another Perspective Ray Barbee
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Clay figurines discovered on the Mann Hopewell Site show faces with slanted eyes, which were not a Hopewell feature.  Some believe the figurines show a connection between Indiana and Central or South America. Indiana State Museum and Historic Sites hide caption

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The Prehistoric Treasure In The Fields Of Indiana

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Women Help to Create the Kind of Men They Despise Lambchop
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In the Raw Whitefield Brothers
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The drilling operation at the Doyon Rig 19 at the Conoco-Phillips Carbon location in the National Petroleum Reserve, Alaska. The federal government is working on a plan to guide future drilling in the reserve, but environmental groups want some of the reserve set aside as wilderness. Judy Patrick/AP hide caption

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Battle Heats Up Over Alaskan Petroleum Reserve

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Baltimore residents Patricia Granata and Christine O'Connell wait for Baltimore's 1999 Best Hon Contest to begin. Part of the city's annual HonFest, the contest takes a humorous look at Baltimore natives and their customs. Gail Burton/AP hide caption

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Baltimoreans To Businesswoman: Not So Fast, Hon

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I DIG LES BAXTER
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The Nintendo 3DS offers 3-D imagery without 3-D glasses. But scientists warn that if young children use the device in 3-D mode, it could be harmful to their vision. Shuji Kajiyama/AP hide caption

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Nintendo Warns Parents Of Eye Risks In 3-D Game

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On a Letter The Sea and Cake
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TABRIZ FAREED HAQUE
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Iraqi university students take photos as they celebrate during their graduation party in April 2009, at the University of Technology in Baghdad. Sixty-five percent of Iraqis today are under the age of 25, and a preliminary survey finds that their attitudes are radically different from those of previous generations -- which may have a profound effect on the country's future. Muhannad Fala'ah/Getty Images hide caption

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Wide Gulf Divides Iraqi Youth From Older Generation

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Cult Slayer
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Liberation A.R. Rahman
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Elephants and their owners perform stunts for tourists in Ta Klang village, in Thailand's northeast Surin province. Following a ban on logging more than two decades ago, tourism remains the last viable source of income for many elephants and their owners. Wang Zemin for NPR hide caption

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Thai Elephants Return Home From Concrete Jungles

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She's Not Worth the Worry Two Loons for Tea
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Soul Progressin' Lafayette Gilchrist
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