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A lieutenant issues orders as U.S. Marines come under Taliban sniper fire in the northeast of Marjah on Feb. 14. Patrick Baz/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Afghan Offensive Critical To Obama Strategy, Allies

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Russian retiree Leokadya Maximova, 72, of Kaliningrad says she is struggling to get by on her $265-a-month pension. She says the situation will prompt her to take to the streets with other anti-government protesters. David Greene/NPR hide caption

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Putin Signals New Tolerance For Protest In Russia

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An architect's illustration shows what Paul Song's house should look like when it is finished. Courtesy of Punchouse hide caption

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Building Law Seen As Threat To California History

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Redwoods, like those pictured above, receive up to 40 percent of their yearly water supply from fog — a resource that may be under threat, a new study suggests. iStockphoto.com hide caption

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Fog Fluctuations Could Threaten Giant Redwoods

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Adam Haslett's first book, a collection of stories called You Are Not a Stranger Here, was nominated for the National Book Award and the Pulitzer Prize. Brigitte Lacombe hide caption

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'Union Atlantic' Author Banked On A Coming Crisis

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