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Johnita Ellerby, a single mother of four, is studying social work while working full time. Art Silverman/NPR hide caption

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At The Economy's Bottom Rungs, Striving To Climb Up

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These computer models from Oct. 26 of then-Hurricane Sandy show different predictions for the storm's path. NOAA hide caption

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High-Def Storm Models Yielded Accurate Predictions

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China's rapid expansion has been fueled in part by massive construction projects, like this one in Beijing, shown last year. But many economists say the Chinese economic model is unlikely to produce the same explosive growth in the coming years and needs to be revamped. Lintao Zhang/Getty Images hide caption

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As Economy Slows, China Looks For A New Model

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Mysterious Anti-Obama Spam Texts Linked To Republican Consulting Group

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Miami-Dade Detective Douglas Bartelt and narcotics detector canine Franky give a demonstration in Miami in 2011. Alan Diaz/AP hide caption

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Drug-Sniffing Dogs Take Center Stage At High Court

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