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In a lawsuit, the Justice Department alleges Standard and Poor's misled investors with fraudulent credit ratings. The agency could seek more than $5 billion in damages. Henny Ray Abrams/AP hide caption

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S&P Lawsuit Puts Ratings Firms Back In The Spotlight

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Daylight [Instrumentals] Blockhead
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It's All Right Impressions of Curtis Mayfield

Michael Pietsch is currently executive vice president and publisher of Little, Brown and Company. He'll become CEO of Hachette on April 1. Courtesy of Hachette hide caption

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Why Traditional Publishing Is Really In A 'Golden Age'

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Yerbaguena Gnawledge
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Danzón Manuel Valera
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AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka leaves the White House on Tuesday after meeting with President Obama to discuss immigration policy and other issues. Alex Wong/Getty Images hide caption

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How The Labor Movement Did A 180 On Immigration

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Tamarindio Ocote Soul Sounds
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Niño y el Sol
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Cha Cha Mulatu Astatke & The Heliocentrics
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Wild Thing [Peaches RMX Instrumental] Tone-Loc
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Golden Brown The Stranglers
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Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad visits an Islamic shrine Tuesday in Cairo. He became the first Iranian leader to visit Egypt since the 1970s. Amr Nabil/AP hide caption

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For The First Time In Decades, Iran's President Visits Egypt

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Inner Space Turtleboy
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Hanuman Rodrigo y Gabriela

The Xlerator hand dryer is made almost entirely of American components and assembled in Massachusetts. But the company's owner says it's simply not cost-effective to use an American-made motor. Andrea Hsu/NPR hide caption

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Why Is It So Hard To Make A 100 Percent American Hand Dryer?

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WILLIE & THE HAND JIVE JOHNNY OTIS
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Syrian women walk through a market area in the northern city of Aleppo last November. A new website is documenting the use of rape in the Syrian conflict. John Cantlie/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Tracking Rape In Syria Through Social Media

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Journey [Rise Ashen Nataraj Dub] Bombay Dub Orchestra
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Cinema Karsh Kale
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Nem Paleto, Nem Gravata Marcos Valle
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Lemon Tree Herb Alpert
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