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Gregg Allman and Natalie Cole perform at the Tune In to Hep C benefit concert at the Beacon Theatre in New York on July 27, 2011. Both singers have battled chronic hepatitis C. Rob Bennett/AP Images for TuneInToHepC.com hide caption

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CDC Recommends Hepatitis C Testing For All Boomers

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Teresa Jones tanks up in Los Angeles. The high price of crude oil, combined with refinery problems in California and the Midwest, have helped drive up the price of gas nationwide. Grant Hindsley/AP hide caption

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Drivers Wonder Where Price Of Gas Will Go Next

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Whistle-blower John Bolenbaugh wades through thick mud in the Kalamazoo River looking for leftover traces of oil from the July 2010 Enbridge oil sands pipeline spill. John W. Poole/NPR hide caption

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When This Oil Spills, It's 'A Whole New Monster'

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Corb Lund, who wrote most of Cabin Fever, his new album, in a cabin he built himself. Alexandra Valenti/New West Records hide caption

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Corb Lund Built This Album With His Own Two Hands

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Metropolitan Police Officers outside the main door of the Ecuadorian embassy in London. WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange is inside. Will Oliver/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Cut Diplomatic Ties? Hide Him In A Crate? How Might Assange Standoff End?

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A database of mentally ill people barred from buying guns lacks all the records required. Karen Bleier/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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States Aren't Submitting Records To Gun Database

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Iranians walk through the main bazaar in Tehran in January. Sanctions by the EU and U.S., plus political woes related to the Syrian uprising, have created the most serious crisis faced by Tehran since the 1980s. Vahid Salemi/AP hide caption

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From All Sides, Iran Under Siege

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Gumar Ganiyev opens the gates of the compound where members of the Islamic sect he belongs to have lived in seclusion since the early 2000s outside Kazan, capital of the Russian province of Tatarstan, earlier this month. Nikolay Alexandrov/AP hide caption

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Raid In Russia Brings Underground Sect To Light

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A barista processes a customer's payment using Square, a device that turns a mobile device into a card swiper. More businesses are using the devices to simplify credit card payments. Others are embracing technology that allows consumers to pay with their cellphones. Jeff Wheeler/MCT/Landov hide caption

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What's In Your Wallet? Wait, You Don't Need One

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Little Darrin Wolsko spent a chunk of his childhood playing his father's copy of The Beatles self-titled album, best known as The White Album, over and over. Courtesy of the Wolsko family hide caption

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Loving An Album To Death Makes A Music Fan For Life

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