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House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-CA), shown with Reps. Xavier Becerra (D-CA, left) and Chris Van Hollen (D-MD), speaks at an April news conference on Capitol Hill. Pelosi says the Republicans' Medicare plan is a political boon to her party. Alex Wong/Getty Images hide caption

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Politics

In Medicare Debate, Both Sides Claim An Edge

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In Medicare Debate, Both Sides Claim An Edge

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Mobile apps are one mechanism helping the tech-savvy to manage their finances. iStockphoto.com hide caption

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Money Counts: Young Adults And Financial Literacy

With Technology, Out-Budgeting Baby Boomers

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With Technology, Out-Budgeting Baby Boomers

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Personal finance websites allow their users to track even small expenses — such as coffee-shop visits — and set savings goals, like paying for a long vacation. PR Newswire hide caption

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Money Counts: Young Adults And Financial Literacy

Sites That Help Track Your Spending, And Saving

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Sites That Help Track Your Spending, And Saving

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Metsu's 1664 painting A Man Writing a Letter depicts a handsome young scribe penning his correspondence in an opulent study. Roy Hewson/National Gallery of Ireland hide caption

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Fine Art

Gabriel Metsu: The Dutch Master You Don't Know

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Gabriel Metsu: The Dutch Master You Don't Know

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A sign in front of a janitorial service demonstrates the shortage of workers in Aberdeen, S.D. Victoria Wicks for NPR hide caption

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Economy

Many Jobs On The Prairie, But No Place To Live

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Many Jobs On The Prairie, But No Place To Live

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A wheat field is inundated with floodwater near Vicksburg, Miss. The Mississippi River at Vicksburg is expected to crest at a record level Thursday. Scott Olson/Getty Images hide caption

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National

Partly Underwater, Vicksburg Awaits River's Crest

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Partly Underwater, Vicksburg Awaits River's Crest

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A study finds that drinking at least six cups a day of coffee reduces the risk of aggressive prostate cancer by 60 percent. Francois Guillot/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Shots - Health News

Coffee May Lower Risk Of Deadly Prostate Cancer

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Coffee May Lower Risk Of Deadly Prostate Cancer

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Dominique Strauss-Kahn, the head of the International Monetary Fund, waits to be arraigned Monday in a New York City courtroom. Emmanuel Dunand/Pool/AP hide caption

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Law

After Complaint, IMF Chief's Arrest Was Swift

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After Complaint, IMF Chief's Arrest Was Swift

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