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President Obama tours Cree, Inc., a manufacturer of energy efficient LED lighting, in North Carolina on June 13. Economists believe the innovation of new technology would create jobs and boost the economy. Saul Loeb/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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The Economy's 'New Normal'

Emphasis On Innovation Could Boost U.S. Economy

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Emphasis On Innovation Could Boost U.S. Economy

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Egyptian Muslim Brotherhood Shura council members gather outside the new Muslim Brotherhood headquarters in Cairo on April 30. Khalil Hamra/AP hide caption

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Middle East

Rifts Develop In Egypt's Muslim Brotherhood

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Rifts Develop In Egypt's Muslim Brotherhood

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An Afghan holds a bouquet of poppies near the city of Kandahar, Afghanistan. Majid Saeedi/Getty Images hide caption

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Poppy Crops Set To Bloom If Afghanistan Aid Withers

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Elizabeth Cady Stanton helped organize the world's first women's rights convention in Seneca Falls, N.Y., in 1848, but historian Lori Ginzberg argues that Stanton wasn't necessarily fighting for all women's rights. AP hide caption

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For Suffragette Stanton, All Women Were Not Created Equal

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Oprah Winfrey, chairman of the Oprah Winfrey Network, speaks to reporters during the Discovery Communications Television Critics Association winter press tour in Pasadena, Calif., Thursday, Jan. 6, 2011. Chris Pizzello/Associated Press hide caption

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Pop Culture Happy Hour

A Day Of One's OWN: One Man Watches Oprah's Network

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A Day Of One's OWN: One Man Watches Oprah's Network

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Mold grows in the bathroom of a foreclosed home in Los Angeles on May 9. Jae C. Hong/AP hide caption

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Crisis In The Housing Market

As Foreclosures Grow, So Does Mold

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As Foreclosures Grow, So Does Mold

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Jane Liaw Liaw orders coins from the U.S. Mint to earn frequent-flier miles. Jane Liaw hide caption

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Planet Money

How Frequent Fliers Exploit A Government Program

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How Frequent Fliers Exploit A Government Program

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Jim Goddard, a retired shop owner from Anna, Ill., sits next to a plaque dedicated to his grandpa's pig, King Neptune. The plaque reads: "King Neptune: 1942 to 1950. Navy Mascot Pig." Jacob McCleland for NPR hide caption

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Animals

Paying Attention To A Forgotten Navy Pig's Plaque

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Paying Attention To A Forgotten Navy Pig's Plaque

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Rory McIlroy poses with his prize after winning the 2011 U.S. Open. Now, the pressure is on him to perform well in the British Open. David Cannon/Getty Images hide caption

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Sweetness And Light

New Winners Face Pressure To Be Brilliant. Again.

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New Winners Face Pressure To Be Brilliant. Again.

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