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Sen. Pat Toomey (R-PA) addresses the Conservative Political Action Conference in Washington in February. Alex Brandon/AP hide caption

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Pa. Senator On Deficit Panel A Tea Party Favorite

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Tigers By the End of Tonight
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Implacable Guillermo Klein & Aaron Goldberg
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Scientists now know why coffee rings have dark, well-defined edges, as seen in the image above. The research finding may have implications on the development of inks and paints. Marina Dominguez/NPR hide caption

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Scientists Crack The Physics Of Coffee Rings

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U.S. ambassador to China Gary Locke carries his own backpack and orders his own coffee on Friday Aug. 12 at Seattle-Tacoma International Airport. ZhaoHui Tang/AP hide caption

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Ambassador Locke Picks Up His Own Coffee, Gains 'Hero' Status Among Chinese

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Training What Laura Says
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Slow Freight Jimmy Smith
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Angel Eyes: Ballads & Slow Jams
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Jimmy Smith

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Red Dust Zero 7, Henry Binns et. al.
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Simple Things
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Super America The Bad Plus
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Never Stop
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The Bad Plus

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Tom T. Hall (third from left) poses with some of the collaborators who helped remake Songs of Fox Hollow, including co-producers Eric Brace (third from right) and Peter Cooper (second from right). Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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Four Decades Later, Country Artists Return To 'Fox Hollow'

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I Care Bobby Bare
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Subterranea Aqua Velvets
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A Libyan rebel prays with his weapons in the coastal town of Zawiya, 30 miles west of Tripoli, on Tuesday. The rebels have entered many parts of the town, but Moammar Gadhafi's forces are battling to prevent a full rebel takeover. Giulio Petrocco/AP hide caption

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As Libyan Rebels Advance, Civilians Flee The Coast

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In Syrian Conflict, Tactics Grow Increasingly Brutal

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White pox disease on a frond of the endangered elkhorn coral on Carysfort Reef in the Florida Keys. The bacteria are overlying the coral tissue, exposing the coral's white limestone skeleton underneath. James W. Porter/University of Georgia hide caption

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Caribbean Coral Catch Disease From Sewage

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Lonesome Blues Ugly Casanova
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180° South: Conquerors of the Useless
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Sometimes Punch Brothers
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Slinky Spring Milt The Kudzu Ranch
Hurricane Season Trombone Shorty

Google plans to buy Motorola Mobility for $12.5 billion in cash. At the end of 2010, Google was sitting on nearly $35 billion, and it's not alone. Paul Sakuma/AP hide caption

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Companies Sit On Cash; Reluctant To Invest, Hire

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Moontrane Ben Williams
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Alison House Neil Pearlman

The stage that collapsed under high winds at the Indiana Stage Fair on August 13 killed five people and injured more than 40. The disaster has prompted inquiries into who is responsible for the integrity of temporary stages. Joey Foley/Getty Images hide caption

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Who Is Inspecting Outdoor Stages?

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Wedder Parlour
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