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Scorching Phoenix Plans For An Even Hotter Future

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By The Iron Aphrodesia

House Budget Committee Chairman Paul Ryan, R-Wis., shakes hands with Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke at the close of the committee's hearing on the state of the economy in February 2011. J. Scott Applewhite/AP hide caption

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Ryan's Mission For Fed: Focus On Prices, Not Unemployment

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The Outer Banks The Album Leaf
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Erica America Jens Lekman

A worker on a newly constructed transmission tower near Buetzow, Germany, earlier this month. The German government plans to shut down nuclear power plants and is seeking to replace that production with power from renewable energy sources, especially wind turbines and solar parks. New power transmission lines will be needed. Sean Gallup/Getty Images hide caption

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Germans Confront The Costs Of A Nuclear-Free Future

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Wide Open The Black Seeds
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Fat Ass Joint Amon Tobin
High Pockets and a Fanny Pack Charlie Hunter
Rilo Kelly Salvador Santana
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Florida's Biggest Python So Far Measured 17 Feet, 7 Inches; Had 87 Eggs

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Bend The Black Seeds
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Grand Guignol Bajofondo

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Sneaking A Bite During Ramadan's Long, Hot Days

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Some Dandruff On Your Shoulder Jens Lekman

The current radar-based air traffic control system (shown here) will eventually be replaced with a new system called NextGen, which will rely on GPS. A number of computer security experts are concerned that NextGen is insecure and vulnerable to hackers. John Moore/Getty Images hide caption

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Could The New Air Traffic Control System Be Hacked?

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Shakey Jake Joe McPhee
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Julie Delpy, Keeping It Real In '2 Days In New York'

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Edge of the Ocean [Duotone Mix] Ivy
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