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House Speaker John Boehner appears at a news conference after a House Republican conference meeting Wednesday on Capitol Hill. Alex Wong/Getty Images hide caption

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Boehner Faces Conservative Backlash Over 'Fiscal Cliff' Talks

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U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton delivers a speech at Dublin City University in Ireland on Thursday. She also met with Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov to discuss Syria. Kevin Lamarque/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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U.S., Russia Try To Find Common Ground On Syria

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Spelman College has dropped NCAA athletics in favor of a comprehensive fitness program. The school now offers classes like Zumba to help encourage all students to exercise more. Courtesy of Spelman College hide caption

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To Trim Down, Spelman Trades Sports For Fitness

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When researchers looked at the genetic sequences of 179 individuals, they found far more defects in the patterns of As, Ts, Gs, and Cs than they expected. iStockphoto.com hide caption

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Perfection Is Skin Deep: Everyone Has Flawed Genes

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Joseph Leader, chief maintenance officer of the New York City subway system, surveys damage caused by Superstorm Sandy, this week at the South Ferry station. Joel Rose/NPR hide caption

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Post-Sandy Fixes To NYC Subways To Cost Billions

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Shoppers carry bags during Black Friday sales at the South Shore Plaza in Braintree, Mass. Right now, consumers are feeling positive, but the mood among businesses is at recession levels. Allison Joyce/Getty Images hide caption

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Businesses, Not Consumers, Sour On Economy

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Camden City Police Chief Scott Thomson says he has shooting investigations "backlogging like burglary cases." Half of his force was laid off last year, and the city says expensive benefits in the police union contract are preventing them from hiring more cops. Ailsa Chang/NPR hide caption

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Crime-Ridden Camden To Dump City Police Force

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Listener Laurie Pavlos' father, Richard Voigt, with her great-grandparents Frederick and Ethel Rickmeyer. Frederick documented many of his wife's recipes by hand in the early 1900s. Courtesy of Laurie Pavlos hide caption

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In A Family's Lost Cookie, Lots Of Love, And Molasses

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