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IMF chief Dominique Strauss-Kahn appeared in federal court on Monday in New York City. Greek economists say that under Strauss-Kahn's leadership, the IMF was a counterbalance to the strict austerity policies favored by northern European leaders. Emmanuel Durand/Pool/Getty Images hide caption

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Europe

IMF Chief's Arrest Renews Euro Debt Crisis Fears

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IMF Chief's Arrest Renews Euro Debt Crisis Fears

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A rebel soldier takes a picture of a comrade on May 5 outside the National Council, the headquarters of the rebels in Benghazi, Libya. The rebel-led transitional government is seeking legitimacy and recognition from the international community. Rodrigo Abd/AP hide caption

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Libyan Rebel Government Works To Boost Legitimacy

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Palestinian protesters from Syria infiltrate the Israel-Syria border on May 15, 2011 near the Druze village of Majdal Shams, Israel. Getty Images hide caption

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The Two-Way

Cycle Of Protest And Crackdown Continues In Syria

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Cycle Of Protest And Crackdown Continues In Syria

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Lies That Chelsea Handler Told Me, the first book on Handler's new imprint for Grand Central Publishing, was released this month. Darren Tieste hide caption

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Chelsea Handler: Keys To A Multimedia Empire

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Louis L'Amour authored 17 rugged Western novels about the gun-slinging Sackett clan. He died at age 80 in 1988. John Hamilton hide caption

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You Must Read This

Saddle Up For A Wild Western Ride, L'Amour Style

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Saddle Up For A Wild Western Ride, L'Amour Style

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U.S. Sen. John Kerry (left) shakes hands with Pakistani Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani during a meeting in Islamabad on Monday. Aamir Qureshi/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Osama Bin Laden Killed

Kerry Seeks To Smooth Fraught U.S.-Pakistan Ties

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Kerry Seeks To Smooth Fraught U.S.-Pakistan Ties

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Hafiz Khan, the imam of the Miami Mosque, also known as Flagler Mosque (pictured), was arrested Saturday along with two of his sons. They, along with three others, were charged with allegedly providing money and support to the Pakistani Taliban. This case, along with another in Chicago linked to the 2008 attacks in Mumbai, India, places U.S.-Pakistani ties under intense scrutiny. Joe Raedle/Getty Images hide caption

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Law

Two U.S. Terrorism Cases Have Ties To Pakistan

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Two U.S. Terrorism Cases Have Ties To Pakistan

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Planet Money

The History Of The Debt Ceiling

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The History Of The Debt Ceiling

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Radio telescopes of the Allen Telescope Array, seen here soon after their construction in 2007, gave SETI's search for intelligent alien life a big boost. Now the array, located in Hat Creek, Calif., has lost the funding it received from the California state government. Ben Margot/AP hide caption

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On Science Podcast

If E.T. Phones, Will We Hear? SETI Loses Key Funding

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If E.T. Phones, Will We Hear? SETI Loses Key Funding

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Music Interviews

Sarah Jarosz: Redefining The Sound Of Bluegrass

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Sarah Jarosz: Redefining The Sound Of Bluegrass

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M-Bone (far right) of Cali Swag District, was killed in a drive-by shooting on Sunday night in Inglewood, Calif. The other members of the group, from left to right: Jay Are, C Smoove and Yung. Courtesy of EMI hide caption

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Cali Swag District Dancer And Rapper Killed In Los Angeles

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