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Patients sit in the waiting room of a free medical clinic in Perama, Greece, run by an international aid group, Doctors of the World, last month. Official unemployment in the port town is 80 percent, and many people are unable to afford food and medicine. Roy Gutman/Landov/MCT hide caption

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Europe

A Health Care Tragedy Plays Out In A Greek Port

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A Health Care Tragedy Plays Out In A Greek Port

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Willow Tufano, landlord. Chana Joffe-Walt/NPR hide caption

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Planet Money

This 14-Year-Old Girl Just Bought A House In Florida

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This 14-Year-Old Girl Just Bought A House In Florida

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"Lean, finely textured meat" made from beef trimmings is often added to ground beef as a cheap filler Daniel Acker/Landov hide caption

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The Salt

Is It Safe To Eat 'Pink Slime'?

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Is It Safe To Eat 'Pink Slime'?

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In the course of his career, director Mike Nichols has won Emmy Awards, Tony Awards, an Oscar and a Grammy. Matt Sayles/AP hide caption

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Performing Arts

Mike Nichols: 'Salesman' By Day, Artist Always

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Mike Nichols: 'Salesman' By Day, Artist Always

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A U.S. soldier instructs Afghan soldiers in the western city of Herat last July. Afghans in security force uniforms have killed a number of U.S. and NATO troops recently. The shootings come as NATO works to prepare the Afghan forces to take control of security. Jalil Rezayee/EPA /Landov hide caption

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World

U.S., Afghan Forces Try To Rebuild Trust

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U.S., Afghan Forces Try To Rebuild Trust

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A baby wounded by shrapnel is shown at the main clinic in the Baba Amr district of Homs, Syria. "It's very scary. The hospital is not very protected. Most of the windows are broken from the blasts," Daniels says. "The doctors kept working. They look like they don't even hear the noise of the bombing. They are very brave people." William Daniels/Panos/Time hide caption

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The Picture Show

Flight From Syria: A Photographer's Story

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Flight From Syria: A Photographer's Story

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Last year's earthquake and tsunami crippled the Fukushima Dai-ichi nuclear power station. Foreign journalists saw cleanup and recovery work in process on Feb. 28. Yoshikazu Tsuno/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Rebuilding Japan

Crippled Japanese Reactors Face Decades Of Work

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Crippled Japanese Reactors Face Decades Of Work

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Students at Tohoku Chosen, an elementary and junior high school for North Koreans in Sendai City, now take dance classes in the school's cafeteria because their main building was destroyed when the earthquake struck northeast Japan last March. Doualy Xaykaothao/NPR hide caption

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Rebuilding Japan

For Kids In Japan, Adjusting To A Changed World

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For Kids In Japan, Adjusting To A Changed World

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From Our Listeners

Letters: On 'Winter Songs'

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Letters: On 'Winter Songs'

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