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Comcast has started offering Internet access for $9.95 per month for low-income families, in addition to an optional voucher to let families buy a computer for $150. iStockphoto.com hide caption

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Comcast Offers A Digital Lifeline To The Disconnected

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Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyep Erdogan, shown here in Ankara on Sept. 8, began a tour of the "Arab Spring" countries on Monday. He's visiting Egypt, Libya and Tunisia, where authoritarian rulers have been ousted this year. Burhan Ozbilici/AP hide caption

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Turkish Leader Begins 'Arab Spring' Tour

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Musicians and other Libyans who once dared not express themselves are finding a new outlet on the country's newly freed radio stations. Shown here, a recent day at the studios of Radio Libya — once a state-run station — in Tripoli. Jason Beaubien/NPR hide caption

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Arab Spring Blooms On Libyan Radio

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A flock of ibis flies at the Oak Creek Marsh, a former cattle pasture near the Kissimmee River, the headwaters of Florida's Everglades. Luis M. Alvarez/AP hide caption

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Agency Takes New Approach To Save Everglades Land

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Dressy And Juicy: Jan Maxwell plays socialite and former showgirl Phyllis Rogers Stone, one of four deeply unhappy characters at the show's center. Joan Marcus hide caption

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Broadway's 'Follies,' Sounding As Sumptuous As Ever

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President Obama, flanked by Vice President Joe Biden and teachers, veterans, construction workers, police officers and firefighters, introduces the American Jobs Act in the Rose Garden of the White House on Monday. Mark Wilson/Getty Images hide caption

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Obama Works To Set Agenda On Jobs, Deficit

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A worker sweeps in front of a Bank of America branch in Chicago. On Monday, the bank announced plans to lay off 30,000 employees, or about 10 percent of its staff, over the next few years. Scott Olson/Getty Images hide caption

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How Bank Of America Lost Its Balance

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Workers decontaminate the roof of a kindergarten about 12 miles from the crippled Fukushima nuclear plant in Japan last month. Several hundred Japanese seniors have volunteered to take part in the cleanup effort. Hiro Komae/AP hide caption

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Japanese Seniors: Send Us To Damaged Nuclear Plant

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David Protess, shown in 2009, is no longer with Northwestern University. But he led the Medill Innocence Project when students discovered evidence questioning the guilt of Anthony McKinney, jailed since 1978. The judge in the case has ruled that the students weren't acting as journalists, protected by the Illinois reporter's privilege law, but as investigators for the defense. M. Spencer Green/AP hide caption

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Judge Orders Journalism School To Turn Over Emails

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Democrat Jesus Garcia, of Chicago's Southwest Side, agrees with the Cook County measure to disregard Immigration and Customs Enforcement requests to hold inmates two business days beyond what their criminal cases require. Courtesy of Bill Healy hide caption

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Illinois County Defies Feds On Immigrant Detentions

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Employees work on an oil rig operated by Cuba and China in Havana in April. A Chinese-built rig is expected to begin drilling exploratory wells off Cuba's northwest coast as early as November, raising environmental concerns in the U.S. Adalberto Roque /AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Cuban Offshore Drilling Plans Raise U.S. Concerns

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A poor, cross-eyed boy from Kentucky, Bill Monroe created the hard-driving, high-lonesome genre known as bluegrass. Thomas S. England/Time & Life Pictures/Getty Images hide caption

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Bill Monroe: Celebrating The Father Of Bluegrass At 100

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