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German Chancellor Angela Merkel has been the leading voice for austerity in Europe. But election results over the weekend showed a voter backlash. Merkel said Monday that she still supported the austerity moves. Sean Gallup/Getty Images hide caption

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Germany Faces Backlash Against Austerity Moves

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Pulled over the Car Morphine
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Funky Pullett Gene Harris & The Three Sounds
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On a recent Saturday, the Prothonotary warbler drew crowds of plugged-in bird watchers in New York's Central Park. sydphi via Flickr hide caption

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These Apps Are Going To The Birds, And People Who Watch Them

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Bo's Veranda Morphine
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Shin-Ki-Row Various Artists
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Altered Beats: Assassin Knowledges of the Remanipulated
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Republican Sen. Richard Lugar (right) and state Treasurer Richard Mourdock participate in an April 11 debate in Indianapolis. Darron Cummings/AP hide caption

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Uphill Climb For Veteran Lugar In Tuesday Primary

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Vladimir Putin takes the oath of office during his inauguration as Russia's president at the Grand Kremlin Palace in Moscow on Monday. Putin will be serving his third term as president, after four years as prime minister and two previous presidential terms. Dmitry Astakhov,/AP hide caption

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For A Third Time, Putin Returns As Russia's President

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Training What Laura Says
Juicebox The Section Quartet
Concept 1 Kodomo
I'd Dance For You What Laura Says
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Protesters in San Antonio argue against efforts to cut Planned Parenthood from Texas' Women's Health Program in March. Helen L. Montoya/San Antonio Express-News hide caption

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As Texas Cuts Funds, Planned Parenthood Fights Back

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Baby Man Gene Harris & The Three Sounds
Unfold And Fly Christian Pabst Trio & Christian Pabst
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Keeper Santigold
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Schuman's Leap Shooglenifty
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Barack Obama, then a Democratic candidate for a U.S. House seat, delivers his concession speech to supporters, while his wife, Michelle, tends to their daughter, Malia, on March 21, 2000, in Chicago. Frank Polich/AP hide caption

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Bid For Congress Was Obama's Political Boot Camp

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Revolting Children Matilda

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu addresses a Likud party convention in Tel Aviv, May 6. Netanyahu said Monday that the next general elections would be held on Sept. 4, instead of the original schedule of October 2013. Yin Dongxun/Xinhua/Landov hide caption

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Israel Plans September Vote That Favors Netanyahu

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Astronaut Love Triangle Charlie Hunter Trio
Somesing Sound Tribe Sector 9
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North Korea's Yu Jong Hui (left) and Colombia's Orianica Velasquez battle for the ball during the FIFA Women's World Cup on July 6, 2011, in Bochum, Germany. Joern Pollex/Getty Images hide caption

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Soccer Star With Soap Opera Roots Aims At Olympics

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Anthem for the Earnest The Bad Plus
Hi Roller The Bo-Keys
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Lionel Messi of Barcelona during a match Saturday against RCD Espanyol. David Ramos/Getty Images hide caption

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Soccer Stars Are Paid The Best, And Indian Cricketers Out-Earn NFL Players

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