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Judith Ursitti is a Massachusetts mother of two children with autism spectrum disorders. Her son, Jack, 7, has severe autism, while her daughter, Amy (not pictured), who is 11, has Asperger's. Richard Knox/NPR hide caption

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Autism Risk 'High' For Kids With Older Sibling With The Disorder

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Terrorists and Movie Stars David Binney
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Bienvenido Josh Rouse
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German Chancellor Angela Merkel and French President Nicolas Sarkozy met in Berlin last month for negotiations on the European debt crisis. They meet again on Tuesday in Paris in another attempt to stabilize the faltering economies in the eurozone. Ferdinand Ostrop/AP hide caption

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Germans Debate The Cost Of Keeping A Eurozone

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Another Day [Revised] The Album Leaf
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Bus Stop: President Obama waves before boarding his bus after having lunch and greeting people at The Old Market Deli on Monday, in Cannon Falls, Minn., during his three-day economic bus tour. Carolyn Kaster/AP hide caption

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Obama Gets A Different Kind Of Party Bus

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President Obama speaks Monday at the town hall-style meeting at the Lower Hannah's Bend Park in Cannon Falls, Minn. Obama is on a bus tour of Minnesota, Iowa and Illinois where he is scheduled to speak with people about economic issues. Joe Raedle/Getty Images hide caption

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Obama Tours Midwest To Talk About Economy

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Strongest Man in the World Two Loons for Tea
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The "Tribute in Light" interim memorial to the World Trade Center twin towers was first lit six months to the day after the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks. In The Submission, Amy Waldman imagines the controversy surrounding a fictional memorial to the attacks. Adam Rountree/AP hide caption

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The Fraught, Fictional Road To A Sept. 11 Memorial

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Tawakkol Karman is a leader of the anti-government protest movement in Yemen. She has received death threats during her career as an activist but remains committed to bringing democracy to her country. Sean Carberry/NPR hide caption

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In Yemen, A Woman Leads The Call For Revolution

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Sleep Apnea Makes Quick Comeback When Breathing Treatment Stops

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Jenacide (The Inevitable Rise and Fall Of The Bloodless Revolution) Christian Scott
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For Slice Of Fame, Pizzerias Spar Over 'Oldest' Title

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Rocky Mountain High Chris Nole
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A LA MODE JIMMY SMITH ET AL
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