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At a party outside Brisbane, Australia, nursing students sing i-Kiribati songs. Brian Reed for NPR hide caption

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Preparing For Sea Level Rise, Islanders Leave Home

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President Obama unveiled his 2012 budget on Monday, proposing a raft of spending cuts and tax hikes. It includes a proposed limit on the charitable deduction for the top income bracket, which has nonprofit organizations concerned. Jim Watson/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Charitable Deduction Limit: Bad For Art Nonprofits?

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Hassan Issa grieves for his father, Issa Abdel Hassan, who was killed Thursday morning. "I was supposed to be the martyr, not him," the son said. He said they had been making their way to Pearl Square, where police had charged in with tear gas, clubs and other weapons, when his father was shot by police. Peter Kenyon/NPR hide caption

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In Bahrain, 'Dramatic Change' In Tenor Of Unrest

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Job seekers read their resumes as they stand near a bulletin board with job posting fliers on it at the Arizona Workforce Connection West Valley Career Center in Phoenix. Foreign-born workers have had better employment prospects than U.S. natives. Ross D. Franklin/AP hide caption

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In Phoenix, Foreign-Born Workers Find Jobs Faster

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Jaime Guevara-Aguirre stands with some of the people who took part in his study of Laron syndrome in Ecuador. Courtesy of Valter Longo hide caption

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Gene Mutation Key To Ecuador Group's Health

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A group of Muslims leave the Al Ahmad mosque, the most popular in Buenos Aires, after Friday prayers on Jan. 28. Many say they are satisfied with the government's decision to recognize a Palestinian state. Silvina Frydlewsky for NPR hide caption

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Support For Palestinian Statehood Splits Argentines

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Kate Betts' new book about Michelle Obama's style explores how the first lady projects both power and a keen sense of fashion. Olivier Douliery/Getty Images hide caption

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Tina Brown's Must-Reads: Style Vs. Substance

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