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President Obama walks with White House Chief of Staff Jack Lew on March 2 on the South Lawn of the White House. Mandel Ngan/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Low-Profile Power Player Jack Lew May Be In Line For Treasury Post

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Charlotte Douglas International Airport has deployed an army of 1.9 million worms to eat through its organic waste. The airport has reduced the trash it sends to the landfill by 70 percent. Julie Rose hide caption

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One Airport's Trash Is 2 Million Worms' Treasure

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Ernossi Ernest Ranglin & Avila
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David Thweatt, the school superintendent in Harrold, Texas, is seen in 2008. Troubled by school shootings around the country, Thweatt decided to arm school staff. Tony Gutierrez/AP hide caption

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Amid Calls For Gun Control, Some Push For Weapons At School

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Paper Scissors Stone Portico Quartet
Let's Dance Two-Step Al Berard & Errol Verret
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An employee tidies boxes of medicines displayed in a pharmacy in the city of Caen in western France last month. Beginning in 2013, girls between the ages of 15 and 18 will be able to get birth control free of charge, and without parental notification. Charly Triballeau/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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In France, Free Birth Control For Girls At Age 15

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Gerald Michael Cain
Jack Magic Tommy Emmanuel
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Black Disciples Ernest Ranglin & Monty Alexander
Rising Star Lemongrass
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Dr. Aun Pyae Phyo examines a baby at the Whampa malaria clinic on the Thailand-Myanmar border. Ben de la Cruz/NPR hide caption

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A View From The Ground: Thailand Confronts Drug-Resistant Malaria

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I REMEMBER WES GEORGE BENSON
Jolie Bassette Charivari
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Fly and Unfold Christian Pabst

Indian women and children in New Delhi stage a protest Tuesday to condemn the gang rape of a 23-year-old student on a city bus. Anindito Mukherjee/EPA/Landov hide caption

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Rape Case In India Provokes Widespread Outrage

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Small Fries Karate
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Hard Sole Shoe Jenny Scheinman

Instagram was the target of a storm of outrage on Twitter and other sites after the company announced a change in its user agreement that hinted that it might use shared photos in ads. Karly Domb Sadof/AP hide caption

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The Day Instagram Almost Lost Its Innocence

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Lou Nasti runs a factory in Brooklyn that makes animatronic Christmas displays. He's been at it for almost 44 years. Neda Ulaby/NPR hide caption

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At A Real-Life Santa's Workshop, Christmas Comes Early

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Organism Tommy Guerrero
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