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Geologists drop an acoustic transponder into the Pacific Ocean to measure movements on the seafloor. Courtesy of Japan Coast Guard hide caption

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Science

Giant Quake Reveals Japan's Other Unstable Faults

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Giant Quake Reveals Japan's Other Unstable Faults

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Two officers with the Raleigh County Sheriff's Office stand guard in front of the Upper Big Branch coal mine several days after the April 5, 2010, explosion that killed 29 workers in Montcoal, W.Va. Mark Wilson/Getty Images hide caption

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Mine Safety In America

Report Rips Massey For 'Deviation' From Safety Rules

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Report Rips Massey For 'Deviation' From Safety Rules

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Dr. David Gilder gives Sally Johnson a checkup at the Mallory Community Health Center in Tchula, Miss. Dave Anderson/Oxford American hide caption

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Southword

Mississippi Losing The War With Obesity

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Mississippi Losing The War With Obesity

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Mary Hart has hosted Entertainment Tonight since 1982. She's now stepping down. Frederick M. Brown/Getty Images hide caption

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Mary Hart: An Icon Of Modern Celebrity Steps Down After Nearly 30 Years

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French Finance Minister Christine Lagarde is widely considered Europe's first choice for the now-vacant position of IMF chief. Jacques Brinon/AP hide caption

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World

Who In The World Should Run The IMF?

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Who In The World Should Run The IMF?

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Jordanians gather near the closed gate of a border crossing between Jordan and Syria, about 2 miles from the Syrian city of Daraa. In his speech on the Mideast Thursday, President Obama said, "the Syrian government must stop shooting demonstrators and allow peaceful protests ... [and] allow human-rights monitors to have access to cities like Daraa." Khalil Mazraawi/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Middle East

Syria Crackdown Stories Seep Across Border

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Syria Crackdown Stories Seep Across Border

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Republicans mounted a successful filibuster Thursday against judicial nominee Goodwin Liu, shown at a Senate Judiciary Committee hearing in April 2010. Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images hide caption

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Law

Obama Judicial Pick Falls To Filibuster

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Obama Judicial Pick Falls To Filibuster

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Tayari Jones is also the author of Leaving Atlanta and The Untelling. Courtesy of Algonquin Books hide caption

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'Silver Sparrow,' Tayari Jones' Tale Of Secret Sisters

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