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With Focus On Unemployment, Yellen Led Fed Through Tough Balancing Act

As she leaves the Fed's top job, Janet Yellen gets high marks for the way she resisted calls to raise interest rates as the economy began recovering. Instead, she was determined to boost job growth.

Street Smarts
Late Again
Colors in Space Explosions in the Sky
Endless Chain of Lies Reonda
Dérive Surya

(Left) United States' Becca Hamilton releases the stone during a match against Switzerland in the Women's World Curling Championship in Beijing on March 23, 2017. (Right) Becca's brother, Matt Hamilton, delivers a stone during the bronze medal game USA vs Japan at the World Men's Curling Championships on April 10, 2016. Mark Schiefelbein/AP; Fabrice Coffrini/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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It's In Their Blood: Siblings Eye 1st Mixed Curling Gold At Winter Olympics

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Song for Zula Phosphorescent
Aquarian Grizzly Bear

A female gopher tortoise, about 20 years old, at the Joseph W. Jones Ecological Research Center near Newton, Ga. Todd Stone/AP hide caption

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Business And Wildlife Groups Skip The Fight, Work Together To Save A Species

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Detroit Part II Shigeto
NY Is Killing Me Gil Scott-Heron & Jamie xx

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In Reversal, FEMA Says It Won't End Puerto Rico Food And Water Distribution Wednesday

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Colony Theme Clogs
Sunny Side of Hell Grieves
Crooklyn Blunts Mujo
Debra Beck
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With Focus On Unemployment, Yellen Led Fed Through Tough Balancing Act

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In New York, Gun Owners Balk At New Handgun Database

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Spread Your Wings Niklas Aman
Cruise Your Song is Good
Quiet Voices
Capable The Wild Reeds