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Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke (from left), Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner and FDIC Chairwoman Sheila Bair host the first meeting of the Financial Stability Oversight Council last October. Pablo Martinez Monsivais/AP hide caption

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Politics

What A Debt Default Would Really Mean For The U.S.

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What A Debt Default Would Really Mean For The U.S.

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National

Affordable Manhattan: Co-Ops Keep The Dream Alive

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Affordable Manhattan: Co-Ops Keep The Dream Alive

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A German U-Boat crew scours the horizon for Allied destroyers in Wolfgang Peterson's claustrophobic WWII drama. Sony Pictures hide caption

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Pop Culture Happy Hour

DVD Picks: 'Das Boot'

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DVD Picks: 'Das Boot'

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Bob Dowler, father of murdered schoolgirl Amanda (Milly) Dowler, reads a statement outside the Old Bailey in central London on June 24. With him are Milly's mother, Sally (right), and sister, Gemma. Carl Court/Getty Images hide caption

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Media

Tabloid Under Fire In Missing Teen Case

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Tabloid Under Fire In Missing Teen Case

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Nancy Matthews (left) and Lisa Frohman (right) traveled out of state to adopt their son, Eli. They say the new Illinois civil union law will make it easier for gay and lesbian couples who don't want to hide their sexuality as they try to adopt. Cheryl Corley/NPR hide caption

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Illinois, Catholic Agencies At Odds Over Gay Adoptions

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Opinion

Summer Sounds: Golf

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Summer Sounds: Golf

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Femi Kuti and Seun Anikulapo-Kuti. Julien Mignot; Kelechi Amadiobi/Courtesy of Knitting Factory Records hide caption

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Music Reviews

Femi And Seun Kuti Keep Their Father's Rebellious Beat

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Femi And Seun Kuti Keep Their Father's Rebellious Beat

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Students and parents wait to register for a new term at Al-Zaytun, Indonesia's largest "pesantren," or Islamic boarding school. Anthony Kuhn/NPR hide caption

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Indonesian School Accused Of Ties To Banned Group

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What Does It Mean To Be 'All-American'?

Looking At The 'Bamboo Ceiling'

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Looking At The 'Bamboo Ceiling'

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Former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney shakes hands while marching in the Fourth of July parade in Amherst, N.H. Darren McCollester/Getty Images hide caption

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The Candidates' Guide To Campaigning

In New Hampshire, Every Handshake Counts

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In New Hampshire, Every Handshake Counts

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