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Tech entrepreneurs gather at the offices of Y Combinator, a company based in Mountain View, Calif., that provides seed money to young startups. Founder Paul Graham predicts half of the startups funded by Y Combinator will ultimately fail. Melissa Block/NPR hide caption

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Failure: The F-Word Silicon Valley Loves And Hates

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Painted Sun in Abstract Trent Reznor & Atticus Ross
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CLAY GALLOPADE THE CHESTNUT BRASS COMPANY & FRIENDS
Tennessee Toothpick The Diplomats of Solid Sound

A nearly 70-foot dock that was torn loose from a fishing port in northern Japan by last year's tsunami washed ashore on Agate Beach in Oregon. Marine scientists have found potentially invasive species among the 100 tons of marine life that traveled aboard the dock. Oregon Department of Parks and Recreation/AP hide caption

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As Tsunami Debris Crosses Pacific, Dangers Emerge

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4's, 5's, And the Piano That Never Made It Home By the End of Tonight
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Clapping Music Variations Glenn Kotche
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Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney makes a pie shell with store owner Linda Hundt during a campaign stop Tuesday in DeWitt, Mich. Joe Raedle/Getty Images hide caption

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With Polka Band And Pie, Romney Wraps Up Small-Town Tour In Michigan

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President Obama addresses a joint session of Congress while delivering his State of the Union speech in 2011. During his first two years in office, Obama used big Democratic majorities in Congress to muscle through major legislation, but since the 2010 midterm elections, he's increasingly been stymied by a wall of GOP opposition. Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images hide caption

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Obama And Congress: Bipartisanship Talk Met Reality

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Blood for Sugar Two Loons for Tea
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Missoula Tristeza

The Cleveland Orchestra Youth Orchestra embarks on its first European tour. Roger Mastroianni/Cleveland Orchestra hide caption

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The Cleveland Youth Orchestra: On The Road In Mozart's Hometown

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Past Reference Chad Lawson Trio
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Lt. Robert DuBois (center) handcuffs Tamms Correctional Center inmate Damien Terry (left) before he is taken from his holding cell in 2009. State budget constraints are forcing the facility — Illinois' only supermaximum security prison — to either close or be converted to a lower-security prison. John Smierciak/MCT/Landov hide caption

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The High Costs Of High Security At Supermax Prisons

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An exercise area for inmates in solitary confinement in California's Pelican Bay prison. Inmates are allowed to leave their windowless cells for 2 1/2 hours daily to exercise and bathe. Michael Montgomery/Center for Investigative Reporting hide caption

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Senators Get Time In Solitary Confinement

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Ani Maamin Avishai Cohen
The Charmer Joey Calderazzo
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Shell says it hopes to never need to use its new 300-foot-long, $100 million oil recovery ship named Nanuq for anything other than drills and training. Richard Harris/NPR hide caption

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Shell Faces Pushback As Alaska Drilling Nears

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Thule The Album Leaf
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Sarabande Yo-Yo Ma

German Chancellor Angela Merkel speaks with members of her delegation before the first plenary session of the G-20 Leaders' Summit in Los Cabos, Mexico, on Monday. Yuri Cortez/Getty Images hide caption

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Germany Resists Concessions To Greek Bailout Terms

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We Feel Alone William Fitzsimmons
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Blkwater Blues Blktop Project
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Paulette Goddard in the Tramp's (Charlie Chaplin) dream of a middle-class life in Modern Times. Chaplin/United Artists/The Kobal Collection hide caption

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Hollywood Dreams Of Wealth, Youth And Beauty

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Weirdest Home Videos Thomas Newman
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Soul Twist Booker T. & the MG's
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