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Sharon Phillips, William Wright and Tim Paliwoda fill out applications while attending a job fair in Detroit. Some economists predict that private employers will be slow to hire more full-time workers because productivity increased a lot in the past year. Paul Sancya/AP hide caption

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Economy

Economists Debate Impact Of Temporary Hiring

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Economists Debate Impact Of Temporary Hiring

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A magnified view of a colony of embryonic stem cells from the H9 stem cell line, one of the few lines approved for federally funded research under the Bush administration. These cells are now off-limits under a new policy set up by President Obama. Public Domain, via Wikimedia hide caption

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Health

Obama Policy Shelves Most Bush-Era Stem Cell Lines

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Obama Policy Shelves Most Bush-Era Stem Cell Lines

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Researchers were able to correctly match bacterial DNA on keyboards and computer mice with their individual users. This bacterial "fingerprint" could become a new forensic tool, though it's not yet ready for the courtroom. istockphoto.com hide caption

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Research News

Bacteria On Your Fingertips Could Identify You

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Bacteria On Your Fingertips Could Identify You

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President Obama speaks during the Organizing for America National Health Care Forum in 2009. The organization helped get Obama elected. But can it turn out voters for Democrats in November? Alex Brandon/AP hide caption

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Election 2010

Can Obama's Grass Roots Sway Midterm Elections?

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Can Obama's Grass Roots Sway Midterm Elections?

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Cardinal Sean Brady, the head of the Catholic church in Ireland, said Monday he would not resign despite admitting he helped the church collect evidence against a child-molesting priest — and never told police about the crimes. Brady is seen here at a press conference following meetings with Ireland's bishops and Pope Benedict XVI last month at the Vatican. Christophe Simon/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Scandal-Hit Catholic Church Still Integral To Irish

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An Iraqi man casts his vote at a polling station in Fallujah in Anbar province on March 7. Azhar Shallal/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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In Iraq's Restive Anbar, Many Sunnis Now Resigned

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