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Pope Benedict meets with Fidel Castro in Havana on Wednesday as he wraps up his three-day visit to Cuba. A large crowd turned out for the Mass, though the pope did not meet with dissidents. Osservatore Romano/AP hide caption

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The Americas

Pope Meets Fidel Castro, Wraps Up Visit To Cuba

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Pope Meets Fidel Castro, Wraps Up Visit To Cuba

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A recently sold home in Palo Alto, Calif. Home inventory is declining nationwide, and real estate agents say they are seeing more interest among would-be buyers. Paul Sakuma/AP hide caption

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Crisis In The Housing Market

Spring Brings Some Green Shoots In Housing Market

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Spring Brings Some Green Shoots In Housing Market

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A Bedouin guide makes his way down from Mount Sinai to the Greek Orthodox monastery of St. Catherine in Egypt's Sinai Peninsula. The Bedouins depend on tourism, but have been kidnapping visitors in recent months in an attempt to pressure Egypt's government. Mike Nelson/EPA/Landov hide caption

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Africa

To Be Heard, Egypt's Bedouins Take Tourists Hostage

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To Be Heard, Egypt's Bedouins Take Tourists Hostage

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Researchers have analyzed the fossil imprints of of raindrops, like the ones shown here, to study the atmosphere of the Earth, as it was 2.7 billion years ago. The rule at the top is 5 centimeters, or about 2 inches, long. W. Alterman/University of Pretoria hide caption

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Research News

Raindrops In Rock: Clues To A Perplexing Paradox

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Raindrops In Rock: Clues To A Perplexing Paradox

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Pop Culture Happy Hour

DVD Picks: 70 Years Of 'Casablanca'

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DVD Picks: 70 Years Of 'Casablanca'

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Linda Dorr (left) and Keli Carender chant along with other demonstrators in front of the Supreme Court on Wednesday. John Rose/NPR hide caption

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Judging The Health Care Law

Justices Ask: Can Health Law Stand If Mandate Fails?

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Justices Ask: Can Health Law Stand If Mandate Fails?

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Fitness & Nutrition

In Defense Of Broccoli

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In Defense Of Broccoli

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A home at left stands untouched while the one at right smolders after burning in the Lower North Fork Wildfire in the foothills southwest of Denver on Tuesday. David Zalubowski/AP hide caption

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In Colorado, Chaotic Evacuation After Initial Blaze

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The U.S. military is trying to improve treatment of post-traumatic stress disorder. But many veterans say they're still under pressure to deny they have problems. Here, military personnel attend a presentation on PTSD at Fort Hamilton Army Garrison in Brooklyn, N.Y., in December 2009. Chris Hondros/Getty Images hide caption

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Mental Health

Staff Sgt. Bales Case Shows Stigma, Paradox Of PTSD

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Staff Sgt. Bales Case Shows Stigma, Paradox Of PTSD

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Sudanese troops stand next to a burnt-out military vehicle in the oil center of Heglig after clashes with South Sudanese forces Wednesday. Recent fighting has raised fears of a renewed war. AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Africa

For The Two Sudans, The Threat Of War Looms

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For The Two Sudans, The Threat Of War Looms

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Sports

Sold: Dodgers Get New Owners

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Sold: Dodgers Get New Owners

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An oyster shucker on Samish Island, Wash. on Puget Sound. The state is frequently forced to close beaches to oyster gatherers because of the risks of harmful algae blooms. Ted S. Warren/AP hide caption

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Battling 'Red Tide,' Scientists Map Toxic Algae To Prevent Shellfish Poisoning

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