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Members of a U.S. search and rescue team from Los Angeles County stand in snow Thursday while on a recovery operation in Kamaishi, Japan. Two search and rescue teams from the U.S. and a team from the U.K., with combined numbers of around 220 personnel, are helping in the aftermath of the earthquake and tsunami. Matt Dunham/AP hide caption

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Rebuilding Japan

U.S. Rescuer Sent To Japan: 'Off The Charts' Disaster

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U.S. Rescuer Sent To Japan: 'Off The Charts' Disaster

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Comedian Gilbert Gottfried, seen here at the Comedy Central Roast Of David Hasselhoff in August 2010, recently lost his job voicing the Aflac duck over his tweets about Japan. Kevin Winter/Getty Images hide caption

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The Hazards Of Twitter: How Much Is Too Much In 140 Characters Or Less?

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Gov. Gary R. Herbert recently signed four immigration bills that bring sweeping changes to his state's laws. Here, Herbert speaks after his inauguration in January. Scott Sommerdorf/AP hide caption

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National

Utah's New Immigration Law: A Model For America?

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Utah's New Immigration Law: A Model For America?

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Workers at a limestone quarry near the town of El Minya, Egypt, are largely uneducated and make about $7 a day. Steve Inskeep/NPR hide caption

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Middle East

Women Key In Education Effort Ahead Of Egypt's Vote

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Women Key In Education Effort Ahead Of Egypt's Vote

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In Japan, the first recorded use of the word "tsunami" occurred well over 1,000 years ago. Tuesday, a boat lay aground after being washed inshore near Sendai. Fred DuFour/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Rebuilding Japan

History Of Tsunami: The Word And The Wave

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History Of Tsunami: The Word And The Wave

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Oberoi (center) has worked for nearly 30 years at the Taj Mahal Palace and Towers, a luxury hotel in Mumbai. He was working at the hotel on Nov. 26, 2008 — the day terrorists attacked The Taj and several other sites in Mumbai. Gunmen roamed the halls of the hotel for hours, shooting anyone in sight. The Kennedy Center hide caption

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The Kennedy Center

Oberoi's Kitchen: The Art Of Indian Haute Cuisine

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