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Syrian activist Mohammed Feezo, 32, with his laptop in the village of Guvecci in southeastern Turkey, overlooking the Syrian border. He brought his wife and children here for safety, but intends to return to Syria to continue the uprising against the government. Courtesy Clint Willey hide caption

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Middle East

Syrian Activist Dodges Authorities On Streets, Online

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Syrian Activist Dodges Authorities On Streets, Online

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This tornado touched down near Chickasha, Okla., on May 24. In addition to being tracked by the existing NEXRAD radar system, this storm was also being monitored by an experimental radar system that provided more precise information about the tornado's behavior and path. Heather Mosher/Courtesy National Weather Service/NOAA hide caption

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Science

New Tornado Technology Could Reduce Deaths

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New Tornado Technology Could Reduce Deaths

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Many bloggers and social media activists at the Netroots Nation Convention say they have become disenchanted with President Obama's administration. Jacquelyn Martin/AP hide caption

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Liberal Bloggers: Obama 'Not Our Boyfriend Anymore'

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Martha Rose has been building houses for nearly four decades. Despite the hard times, she's upbeat and optimistic. Wendy Kaufman/NPR hide caption

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Crisis In The Housing Market

Homebuilder 'Rolls' Along, Deals With Hard Times

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Homebuilder 'Rolls' Along, Deals With Hard Times

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Walter Dean Myers, 73, spoke with his son, Christopher Myers, 36, about his efforts to make an impression on his father. StoryCorps hide caption

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A Writer And His Father, And 'A Barrier Between Us'

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In Page One, Andrew Rossi provides an extended glimpse of The New York Times through the keyhole of its media desk. Magnolia Pictures hide caption

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Journalists Navigate New 'Times' In 'Page One'

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