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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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World

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

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

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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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Retirement Planning: Beyond The Downturn

Partner In Time: Retirement Funds You Can Age With

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Partner In Time: Retirement Funds You Can Age With

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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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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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Health Care

Why Pay For Health Insurance When You Can Steal It?

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Why Pay For Health Insurance When You Can Steal It?

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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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Children's Health

Short-Term Cuts, Long-Term Consequences For Kids

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Short-Term Cuts, Long-Term Consequences For Kids

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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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Chile Quake: Emergency Without Parallel

How The Chilean Quake Moved An Entire Planet

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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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Sweetness And Light

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

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

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