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Iraqi supporters of former Prime Minister Ayad Allawi's Al-Iraqiya secular alliance campaign last week in the multi-ethnic Iraqi city of Kirkuk, about 160 miles north of Baghdad. Marwan Ibrahim/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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U.S. Plan For Troop Exit Hinges On Iraq Elections

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Mehriban Olaq Kronos Quartet with Alim & Fargana Qasimov and Homayun Sakhi
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At MIT's Sloan School of Management, students participate in a simulated stock market last July. Investing in stocks when prices are cheap can lead to long-term gains that ultimately bolster one's nest egg. It's a premise many young people understand, but the turmoil of the Great Recession kept some on the sidelines. Brian Snyder/Reuters/Corbis hide caption

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Partner In Time: Retirement Funds You Can Age With

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The Best Things in Life Are Free Tony Monaco
So May It Secretly Begin Tony Monaco
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Sunday Morning Overcast Andrew York
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The Printmaster? Rupert Murdoch has sunk vast sums into newspapers — but a New York magazine profile asks whether his investments are about boosting print journalism or just about destroying The New York Times. Jemal Countess/Getty Images hide caption

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'Beast'-ly Reader: Wingnuts, Murdoch's Mission, More

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Hanging at Tom & Rita's The Hellecasters
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The trauma room at CoxHealth Hospital's emergency and trauma department in Springfield, Mo. The hospital has reported an increase in medical identity theft in the ER in the past several months. Officials suspect that the faltering economy could be the reason for the rise. Alexandra Crowder for NPR hide caption

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Why Pay For Health Insurance When You Can Steal It?

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Swingapore Jorgenson, John Quintet
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Turnaround Michael Treni
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Mississippi Blues Clive Carroll
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Susan Pham holds her son, Nathan. Pham meets with other mothers twice a month to discuss parenting, motherhood and life. The meetings are part of a support program for at-risk families. Pam Fessler/NPR hide caption

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Short-Term Cuts, Long-Term Consequences For Kids

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Come With Me Brad Mehldau
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Capriccio Brad Mehldau
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Cycle Song Richard Hunter
American Complex: Soliloquy Jim Gailloreto's Jazz String Quintet
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The earthquake that rocked Chile was powerful enough to damage a highway near Santiago — and even to shift the location of the Earth's rotation pole. Carlos Espinoza/AP hide caption

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How The Chilean Quake Moved An Entire Planet

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One day before breaking his silence over scandals in his personal life, golfer Tiger Woods practiced outside his home in Windermere, Fla. Sam Greenwood/Getty Images hide caption

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Jocks Who Fail, And The Fans Who Can't Love Them

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Tuffer Warren Sirota
I Will Possess Your Heart [Album Version] Death Cab for Cutie

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