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Nuclear Regulatory Commission Chairman Chairman Gregory Jaczko (center) speaks Wednesday during a meeting of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee. His fellow commissioners, from bottom left: Kristine Svinicki, William Magwood IV and William Ostendorff. Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images hide caption

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U.S. Nuclear Agency Suffers Leadership Meltdown

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A picture released by the official website of Iran's Revolutionary Guard on Dec. 8 shows Iranian Revolutionary Guard Brig. Gen. Amir-Ali Hajizadeh (right) looking at a U.S. spy drone that crashed in Iran on Dec. 4. AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Mysterious Events Leave Tehran Feeling Under Siege

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Bread and Butter The Newbeats
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Demonstrators march with a replica of a pipeline during a protest to demand a stop to the Keystone XL tar sands oil pipeline outside the White House last November. Evan Vucci/AP hide caption

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Just How Many Jobs Would The Keystone Pipeline Create?

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A report released by the Sunlight Foundation finds that in the 2010 midterm elections, 26,783 donors nationwide gave more than $10,000 each. iStockphoto.com hide caption

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Report: Wealthy 'Elite Donors' Fueling U.S. Politics

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Run Right Back The Black Keys
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Summer Control Drummer
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South Sudanese security forces stand outside the control room of the Petrodar oil facility in Paloich, South Sudan. Sudan was once sub-Saharan Africa's third-largest oil producer, but much of that oil came from what is now South Sudan. Pete Muller/AP hide caption

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South Sudan: Will Oil Lead It Out Of Poverty?

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Women stand in line to cast their votes in Suez, Egypt, on Wednesday. For months after the revolution, the port city had no government or services. Some voters are turning to the Salafists or the Muslim Brotherhood to bring change. Eman Helal/AP hide caption

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Egyptian Islamists Favored In Second Phase Of Voting

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Bullfights on Broadway Tommy Guerrero
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Piece of My Heart Janis Joplin
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Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki (left) shakes hands with Iran's President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad during an official meeting in Tehran last year. STR/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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How Much Influence Will Iran Have In Iraq?

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Testimony The Phenomenal Handclap Band
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Trampoline Phoenix Jacob Fred Jazz Odyssey
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Joseuly Claudio, 53, gets weekly checkups from nurse practitioner Mary McDonagh at Mt. Sinai Hospital in New York. Fred Mogul/WNYC hide caption

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Hospitals Torn On Reducing Repeat Admissions

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Moon River [From Breakfast at Tiffany's] Boston Pops Orchestra
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So So Freely AgesandAges
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Members of the adult entertainment industry and its trade groups gathered in San Francisco in March to oppose the creation of a separate Internet address for adult entertainment websites. Anonymous/AP hide caption

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Who's Opposed To .XXX Domain Names? Not Exactly Whom You'd Think

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Cubans wait to go online at an Internet cafe in Havana earlier this year. The Cuban government announced months ago that a new fiber-optic cable to Venezuela would improve Internet access and speeds, but that still hasn't happened. STR/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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In Cuba, Dial-Up Internet Is A Luxury

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Never Meant [Vinyl] American Football
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Inkster, Mich., resident Darrel Osborne says he's noticed the reduced police presence in the city. Sarah Hulett /for NPR hide caption

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Michigan Town Grapples With Shrinking Public Sector

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Return to Iona Clothesline Revival
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The Immigrant Song Stereofeed
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Reshoots and photo sessions meant Rooney Mara had to keep Lisbeth Salander's look for weeks after she finished filming The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo — which made the actress's transition back to an ordinary life harder than she'd expected. Paramount hide caption

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Rooney Mara: A 'Dragon' Lady Down To The Core

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One Step of a Time The Black Seeds
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