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Bahraini protesters hold up flowers toward riot police near the Pearl Roundabout in February. On March 18, the government demolished the monument, which had become a prominent gathering place for opposition protesters. Hasan Jamali/AP hide caption

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Women The Latest Target Of Bahrain's Crackdown

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Angie Melhado, a charter school consultant, talks to parents and community members who are considering serving on charter school boards. Detroit wants to convert dozens of traditional schools to charters, but many in the city remain skeptical about the plan. Larry Abramson/NPR hide caption

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Detroit Looks To Charters To Remake Public Schools

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In addition to literature, the LeaLA conference also featured cultural performances by Latino artists and groups, like the Ballet Folclorico de la Universidad de Guadalajara. LeaLA 2011 hide caption

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Spanish-Language Books Woo Untapped U.S. Market

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A Washington man talking on his cellphone may be taking a health risk, according to an analysis from the World Health Organization that finds a possible risk of cancer from exposure to the devices. Nicholas Kamm/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Cellphone Use May Be A Cancer Risk After All

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Abdullah al-Kidd (right) and his attorney, Lee Gelernt, on Feb 14. Al-Kidd has lost his bid to sue then-Attorney General John Ashcroft for alleged violations of Kidd's rights when he was arrested in 2003. Damian Dovarganes/AP hide caption

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Supreme Court Throws Out Suit Against Ashcroft

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Author Kurt Vonnegut, shown in 1979 in New York City, died in 2007 at age 84. Marty Reichenthal/AP hide caption

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Kurt Vonnegut: Still Speaking To The War Weary

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The 1978 Ford Pinto is shown in this company handout photo. This subcompact became a hot seller for Ford after its introduction in 1970. The Pinto's 10-year run was marred by litigation over the car's fuel tank design. Twenty-seven people died during the 1970s in fuel tank fires in the Pinto, which Ford eventually recalled. AP hide caption

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40 Years Later: Collectors Keyed Up Over Ford Pinto

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An artist's depiction of NASA's Spirit rover on the surface of Mars. Spirit became unresponsive in March 2010. NASA announced it had ended attempts to communicate with the rover on May 24, 2011. NASA hide caption

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NASA Says A Final Goodbye To Plucky Mars Rover

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A flight attendant prepares to close a luggage bin on the redesigned 737. Thanks to the bin's new pivoting motion, passengers in the aisle seat will have more headroom. American Airlines hide caption

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Airline 'Sky' Cabins: Roomier And More Colorful

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The Red Shoes, one of Cardiff's Technicolor masterpieces, starred Moira Shearer as a dancer torn between art and love. George Cannon/ITV Global hide caption

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The Work Of Jack Cardiff, Technicolor Master

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