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A looming 27.4 percent cut in Medicare reimbursements likely won't happen. But next year, any cuts could be greater. iStockphoto.com hide caption

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Doctors 'Disgruntled' And Frustrated By Looming Medicare Cuts

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A House panel heard testimony about conscience and religious freedom Thursday from (left) Rev. William E. Lori, Catholic Bishop of Bridgeport, Conn.; Rev. Dr. Matthew C. Harrison, president, The Lutheran Church Missouri Synod; C. Ben Mitchell, Union University; Rabbi Meir Soloveichik, Yeshiva University; and Craig Mitchell, Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary. Carolyn Kaster/AP hide caption

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Birth Control: Latest Collision Between Individual Conscience And Society

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Republican presidential candidate Rick Santorum brushes off glitter after being "glitter-bombed" before a campaign rally on Feb. 7 in Blaine, Minn. Ben Garvin/Getty Images hide caption

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Glitter-Bombing: A Sparkly Weapon Of Disapproval On The Campaign Trail

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People wait in line to enter a job fair in San Francisco. Many who are unemployed avoid events like job fairs that might help them find work because of anxiety. Justin Sullivan/Getty Images hide caption

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Fear Is The Biggest Hurdle For Some Job Seekers

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Karen Johnson, from Linden, Ariz., supports the candidacy of Ron Paul. She says Mitt Romney shares her faith, but not her politics. Peter O'Dowd/For NPR hide caption

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In Arizona, Romney Can't Take Mormons For Granted

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Ken Kroesser shows his support for Ron Paul during a caucus night party Feb. 11 in Portland, Maine. Robert F. Bukaty/AP hide caption

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In One Maine County, Every Caucus Vote May Count

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Teacher Ruben Gonzalez conducts the South Gate High School band. According to Gonzalez, thieves passed up a computer as well as a stash of valuable flutes, saxophones and clarinets to get to the school's tubas. Krissy Clark for NPR hide caption

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Hold On To Your Tuba: Brass Bandits Hit L.A. Schools

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Egyptian Planning and International Cooperation Minister Faiza Aboul Naga (shown here in Washington, D.C., last April) has repeatedly warned Egyptians about the alleged danger foreigners pose to their country. She is the driving force behind recent efforts to prosecute 43 people, including American and other foreign democracy activists, for operating illegally in Egypt. Nicholas Kamm/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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The Woman Behind Egypt's Crackdown On Aid Groups

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Milwaukee Archbishop Jerome Listecki answers questions at a news conference Jan. 4 in St. Francis, Wis. Listecki said the Archdiocese of Milwaukee is directing its attorneys to file for Chapter 11 bankruptcy, saying that pending sexual abuse lawsuits have left it with financial claims that exceed its means. Morry Gash/AP hide caption

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Bankrupt Archdiocese Tries To Limit Abuse Claims

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