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Elderly Japanese exercise on the grounds of a temple in Tokyo in celebration of Japan's Respect for the Aged Day on Sept. 21, 2009. Japan prides itself on the world's longest life expectancy but is struggling with a disturbing footnote to that statistic -- revelations that hundreds of thousands of people listed as its oldest citizens are either long dead or haven't been heard from for decades.
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President Obama is joined by Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner as he makes a statement urging Congress to pass a bill for middle class tax cuts last Wednesday. Obama thanked Sen. George Voinovich (R-OH) and Sen. George LeMieux (R-FL) for voting with Democrats to move the bill closer to final passage.
Work It: When smart-aleck Olive (Emma Stone) becomes suddenly notorious for something she only sort-of did, she decides to roll with it — and share a little lesson from The Scarlet Letter.
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Cardinal John Henry Newman, who died in 1890, is one step closer to sainthood. But some people are questioning his relationship with his friend Ambrose St. John.
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A man reads Granma newspaper in Havana on Monday, the day the government announced it will cast off at least 500,000 state employees by mid-2011 and reduce restrictions on private enterprise to help people find new jobs.