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Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke told Congress in July that the Fed was ready to act if the economy weakened. On Tuesday, the Fed announced it was prepared to keep interest rates low until at least mid-2013. Susan Walsh/AP hide caption

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Fed May Need To Find New Tricks Up Its Sleeve

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Clouds HiM
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Buster Swing Stephane Wrembel Trio & Wrembel, Stephane Trio
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Violin Concerto No.1 in G minor, op.26: Adagio Kyung Wha Chung / Royal Philharmonic Orchestra / Rudolf Kempe

Khasrat and Qadar Gul struggle to reconcile their cleric's teachings against contraception with husband Qadar's desire not to father more children. "We are poor and cannot afford a bigger family," Qadar Gul says. Julie McCarthy/NPR hide caption

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In Pakistan, Birth Control And Religion Clash

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Orchestral Perplexa
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Bemshaw Swing Ginger Baker Trio
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Flamenco dancer Merche Esmeralda performs during a flamenco festival in Jerez, Spain, in 2006. Jose Luis Roca/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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A Flamenco Pilgrimage, In Pursuit Of Duende

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In the 6th Trombone Shorty

Rep. Jeb Hensarling of Texas is the Republican choice to co-chair the supercommittee. Carolyn Kaster/AP hide caption

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Supercommittee's Picks Fuel Doubts Over Its Success

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In this image provided by Crossroads GPS, an ad took aim at Democrat Joe Sestak in Pennsylvania's contest for the Senate in 2010. Crossroads GPS/AP hide caption

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GOP Feels The Influence Of Outside Money Groups

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Epic Story Mulatu Astatke and the Heliocentrics
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Black Rain The Mattson 2

A Somali father sits with his daughter at the head of the line at a refugee camp registration center in Dabaab in northeastern Kenya, Aug. 2, 2011. International aid agencies are struggling to bring in more supplies to drought-stricken Somalia and neighboring Kenya. Tony Karumba/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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In Somalia's Famine, Aid Groups Race Against Time

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Siami, a curtain-maker who goes by one name, is mother of Alifah Achmad Maulana. Neighbors hounded the family out of their village outside Surabaya, Indonesia, after she complained about cheating on the national high school entrance exam at the village public school. Anthony Kuhn/NPR hide caption

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Indonesian Family Pays Price For Exposing Cheating

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Strange Constellations Bombay Dub Orchestra
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Concerto for 2 Violins in A minor, RV 522: Larghetto Midori / Pinchas Zukerman / Saint Pual Chamber Orchestra

Police forensic officers work at the scene where three people were killed after being struck by a vehicle Wednesday in the Winson Green area of Birmingham, England. Jeff J Mitchell/Jeff J Mitchell/Getty Images hide caption

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Britain Ramps Up Security Efforts To Stop Rioting

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This Cruel Thing Widespread Panic
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Joe Raben harvests corn on land he farms with his father and uncle Oct. 4, 2008, near Carmi, Ill. Some farmers say technological improvements and farming mechanization, not subsidies, are responsible for increased output. Scott Olson/Getty Images hide caption

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Is U.S. Farm Policy Feeding The Obesity Epidemic?

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Rollercoaster [Instrumental] Keith Urban
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Time Version [Michael G Easy Star All-Stars Remix] [*][Version] Easy Star All-Stars
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