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A woman and child walk past a billboard that promotes having girls last July. In India, there are far fewer girls born each year than boys. Some families use ultrasound technology to determine the gender of fetuses and then abort the females. Raveendran/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Selective Abortions Blamed For Girl Shortage In India

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A Reluctant Princess Bride: Marie de Mezieres (Melanie Thierry) is married off to a young prince when she is just 16 years old. But she is haunted by her childhood love, Duke Henri de Guise (Gaspard Ulliel, above). French filmmaker Bertrand Tavernier doesn't often tell love stories, but The Princess of Montpensier is an exception. Etienne George/Paradis Films hide caption

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Past And Present, A 'Princess' In Unlikely Love

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Spencer Tracy (left) and Katharine Hepburn first appeared alongside one another in 1942's Woman Of The Year, setting off an on-screen relationship that lasted almost three decades. Hulton Archive/Getty Images hide caption

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DVD Picks: 'Tracy & Hepburn'

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Ali Tarhouni, who is finance and oil minister for the Libyan opposition's National Transitional Council, speaks to the media in Benghazi on April 1. Tarhouni spoke to NPR on Thursday about his daring clandestine trip to bring money and moral support to the besieged city of Misrata. Ben Curtis/AP hide caption

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Rebel Leader Finds Hope In 'Courageous' Misrata

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Turkey is an overwhelmingly Muslim country of 73 million people and an increasingly active power in the Middle East. Art Silverman/NPR hide caption

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Turkish Democracy: A Model For Other Countries?

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Lisa Howland says her husband, Randy, smiles a lot more now that he's working, even though the job doesn't pay enough to cover all their bills. Tamara Keith/NPR hide caption

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Returning To Work: The Satisfaction Of Having A Job

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Workers clean oil leftover from the Deepwater Horizon oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico last month at Perdido Key State Park in Pensacola, Fla. The state has until April 20 to decide whether to join a lawsuit to recoup economic damages. Eric Thayer/Getty Images hide caption

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Florida Flirts With Deadline To Join Oil Spill Lawsuit

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Seafood samples are placed in Pyrex dishes to await sensory analysis. Inspectors will sniff for the slightest whiff of oil. Samples are also cooked for a taste test to detect any problems. Debbie Elliott/NPR hide caption

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Gulf Seafood Deemed Safe But Still Under Scrutiny

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