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Moderator Jim Lehrer sits at his desk before last Wednesday's debate between President Obama and Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney in Denver. For third-party candidates, getting into a presidential debate is practically impossible. Pool/Getty Images hide caption

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The NPR Third-Party Candidate Debate

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Air Force F-22 Raptors, made by Lockheed Martin, are prepared for flight operations at Langley Air Force Base. Despite the looming defense spending cuts that would go into effect in January if Congress does not pass a deficit reduction plan, Lockheed Martin and other defense contractors announced this week they would not issue layoff notices. Gary C. Knapp/AP hide caption

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Defense Companies Hold Off On Pink Slips, For Now

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Detail of the cover art from Ultraísta, the debut album from Nigel Godrich's new trio. Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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Ultraísta: Radiohead's Knob-Twister Takes Off

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Carol Burnett shares a laugh with Tim Conway during taping of her final show , March 19, 1978 after 11 years of music and comedy on CBS. "I think it's classier to leave before you're asked to leave, " Miss Burnett said during a break in Friday's taping. "I'm proud of our show. I'm no dummy. It's time to put it to bed. " George Brich/AP hide caption

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YouTube Introduces Teens To Carol Burnett's Show

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