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Bahraini Shiite protesters march during an anti-regime demonstration in the capital, Manama, last week. Shiites make up the majority in Bahrain, but many say they're treated like second-class citizens in the Sunni-ruled country. Adam Jan/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Bahrain's Poor Live In The Shadow Of A Monarchy

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Talk Of The Town Again: Dashiell Hammett and Lillian Hellman hold down a table at the 21 Club on New Year's Eve 1944. Hammett, who died in January 1961, gets yet another mystery-magazine byline this week with a story called "So I Shot Him." George Karger/Time & Life Pictures/Getty Images hide caption

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50 Years After His Death, A New Thrill From Hammett

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Terra Firma Irma Brian Lynch

Philip Doud and his girlfriend, Cathy Espong, sit in their new one-bedroom apartment. They both lost their jobs and were found living on a San Diego sidewalk during a survey of the city's homeless population last fall. The Department of Veterans Affairs helped move the couple into permanent housing as part of a campaign to end homelessness. Pam Fessler /NPR hide caption

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Campaign Aims To Open Doors For The Homeless

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Blue Jason Isbell & the 400 Unit
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Caper at the Coffee House Warren Barker & Warner Brothers Star Instrumentalists
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Charles Crites, a member of the Florida Tea Party, in Tallahassee for the opening day of the 2011 Florida legislative session. Tea Party members lobbied lawmakers for cuts in state spending. Chris O'Meara/AP hide caption

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In Florida, Budget Cuts Spark Rallies

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People opposing legislative efforts to do away with teachers' collective bargaining rights march to the Legislative Plaza for a March 5 rally in Nashville, Tenn. Protesters from the Tea Party as well as the Tennessee Education Association converged on the state Capitol to voice competing views on the issue. Mark Humphrey/AP hide caption

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Tenn. Teachers Join Battle Against Anti-Union Bills

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An illustration of the park, which will include a replica of Noah's Ark, a first-century Middle Eastern Village, a Tower of Babel and a Walled City. Courtesy of Ark Encounter hide caption

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Kentucky 'Ark Park' Seeks Tourists Two-By-Two

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Oh How I Love Jesus Tyler Andrews
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'Dragon' lady: Noomi Rapace has been widely hailed for an indelible performance as the unlikely sleuth at the center of Niels Arden Oplev's film. Yellow Bird Productions hide caption

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DVD Picks: The 'Dragon Tattoo' Trilogy

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House Homeland Security Chairman Peter King (R-NY), shown on Capitol Hill in February, will preside over a hearing Thursday on radicalization among American Muslims. King says the hearing is necessary to investigate homegrown terrorism. Critics say he has an agenda. Manuel Balce Ceneta/AP hide caption

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A Hearing To Ask: Are Muslims Being Radicalized?

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Toss Me a Scalpel Leith Stevens
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The aircraft carrier USS Enterprise, shown departing from Naval Station Norfolk on Jan. 13, is now in the Red Sea, with its dozens of warplanes, waiting to see if it's needed for any Libyan operation. U.S. Navy/Getty Images hide caption

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A Tug Of War Over U.S. Military Options In Libya

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