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Then-Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner testifies before the House Financial Services Committee in 2012. He says he struggled with communicating why he had to help the banks during the financial crisis. Alex Wong/Getty Images hide caption

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Economy

For Geithner, Financial Crisis Was Like Landing A Burning Plane

Former Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner received mixed reviews of his performance during the financial crisis. In his new book, he says he did what was required to "keep the lights on."

Then-Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner testifies before the House Financial Services Committee in 2012. He says he struggled with communicating why he had to help the banks during the financial crisis. Alex Wong/Getty Images hide caption

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For Geithner, Financial Crisis Was Like Landing A Burning Plane

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In Bowie, Md., girls raise their signs in protest of the Nigerian government's fruitless search efforts, and in solidarity with the schoolgirls still missing. Hansi Lo Wang/NPR hide caption

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Out Of Maryland, A Cry For Nigeria: 'Bring Back Our Girls!'

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Blitz the Ambassador of Ghana performs at the Rio Loco music festival in Toulouse, France. Remy Gabalda/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Album Review: 'Afropolitan Dreams'

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Merrill uses a drone to take aerial shots of Santa Cruz, Calif. Courtesy of David Merrill hide caption

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As Drones Fly In Cities And Yards, So Do The Complaints

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Louis C.K. in the episode "So Did the Fat Lady," which also stars actress Sarah Baker. Craig Blankenhorn/FX hide caption

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Louis C.K. Takes On TV Hypocrisy, Aiming Scrutiny Back At Himself

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Several white supremacist groups have roots near Harrison, Ark. Residents believe a yellow billboard in town is a reaction to a local effort to make the town more inclusive. Frank Morris/KCUR hide caption

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Tale Of Two Billboards: An Ozark Town's Struggle To Unseat Hate

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Candi Staton was recently featured in the documentary Muscle Shoals about the legendary FAME Studios. Matt Cardy/Getty Images hide caption

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Candi Staton: This Album Is 'An Anthology Of My Life'

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Uruguay's President Jose Mujica, who is known for his modest lifestyle, sits outside his home on the outskirts of Montevideo earlier this month. Under his leadership, Uruguay legalized marijuana, from the growing to the selling. Matilde Campodonico/AP hide caption

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Meet Uruguay's Pot-Legalizing, VW-Driving, Sandal-Wearing President

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Students from Bridge Street Middle School in Wheeling, W.Va., walk at the Washington Monument, ahead of a ceremony Monday to celebrate its reopening nearly three years after it was closed following damage sustained during an earthquake in August 2011. AP hide caption

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Nearly 3 Years After Quake, Washington Monument Reopens

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Jim Cummins' photo of Jimi Hendrix performing at Madison Square Garden in 1969 was used by Life magazine the following year for the guitarist's obituary. Jim Cummins/Courtesy of Image Fortress hide caption

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The Forgotten Pictures Of A Music Photography Pioneer

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