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Supporters of Libyan leader Moammer Gadhafi protest outside U.N. offices in Tripoli on Saturday. Mahmud Turkia/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Conflict In Libya

In Libya's West, Gadhafi Reasserts Control

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In Libya's West, Gadhafi Reasserts Control

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People place sheets on the ground Sunday, awaiting their companions under the cherry trees at Tokyo's Ueno Park. The announcement of Tokyo's cherry-blossom viewing season, normally highly anticipated, has been overshadowed this year by Japan's ongoing crisis. Itsuo Inouye/AP hide caption

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Rebuilding Japan

Celebrating Spring Amid Devastation In Tokyo

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Celebrating Spring Amid Devastation In Tokyo

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At the Institute for Learning and Brain Sciences at the University of Washington, 9-month-olds listen to Mandarin Chinese in play sessions with native speakers of Mandarin. On this week's podcast, we'll hear how some psychologists say being bilingual may actually be good for children's cognitive development. Institute for Learning & Brain Sciences/AP hide caption

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Your Health

Being Bilingual May Boost Your Brain Power

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Being Bilingual May Boost Your Brain Power

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Frank McCormack, a physician who studies LAM, says that expert patients like the members of the LAM Facebook group actually make a doctor's job easier. University of Cincinnati hide caption

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Your Health

Web Communities Help Patients With Rare Diseases

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Web Communities Help Patients With Rare Diseases

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Community members, friends and family participate in a vigil held for the victims of the Upper Big Branch mine in front of the Whitesville Elementary School on April 7, 2010. Kayana Szymczak/Getty Images hide caption

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Mine Safety In America

After W. Va. Mine Blast, Confusion Impeded Search

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After W. Va. Mine Blast, Confusion Impeded Search

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In this photo provided by passenger Brenda Reese, an unidentified passenger takes photos with a cell phone of a hole in the cabin on a Southwest Airlines aircraft. Brenda Reese/AP hide caption

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News

Cracks Found In Three More Southwest Jets

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Cracks Found In Three More Southwest Jets

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Ai Weiwei is a prolific tweeter – including tweeting the three occasions last week police visited his Beijing studio, complete with photos Andy Wong/AP hide caption

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Asia

China Detains Dissident Artist Ai Weiwei

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China Detains Dissident Artist Ai Weiwei

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Notre Dame, Texas A&M In NCAA Women's Final

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Notre Dame, Texas A&M In NCAA Women's Final

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Men's NCAA Final Pits Butler Vs. UCONN

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Men's NCAA Final Pits Butler Vs. UCONN

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Dr. Drew Pinsky is the face of many of television's most popular addiction shows, like Celebrity Rehab and Sober House. Tonight, he brings a new show to cable. Astrid Stawiarz/Getty Images hide caption

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Television

Addict TV: Collapse, Redemption On Many Channels

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Addict TV: Collapse, Redemption On Many Channels

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