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The ethanol industry stands to lose its federal subsidy in the current deficit talks. The grain bins of Missouri's first ethanol plant are seen in this file photo. L.G. Patterson/AP hide caption

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Ethanol Industry Torn Over Losing Subsidy Billions

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President Obama shakes hands with former Ohio Attorney General Richard Cordray after announcing his nomination to serve as the first director of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau. Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner and Elizabeth Warren, who helped build the agency, look on. Pablo Martinez Monsivais/AP hide caption

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New Consumer Protection Agency Faces Opposition

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Every space shuttle mission had its own mission emblem, designed and worn by the crews. Centered in this photo are the embroidered patches for the first and last missions, STS-1 and STS-135. The STS-1 emblem is a rare version, produced only for the astronauts and NASA employees. The souvenir edition was slightly different. collectSPACE.com hide caption

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Shuttle Memorabilia: Completing The Collection

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Ana Isela Martinez Amaya, a teacher at an El Paso school, spent more than a month in a Juarez jail after Mexican police found drugs in her car at the Mexico-U.S. border crossing. But FBI agents uncovered a complex drug operation that involved tracking Ford cars and copying their keys. Their investigation ultimately led to charges against Martinez being dropped. Jesus Alcazar/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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At Border, Teacher Becomes Unwitting Drug Smuggler

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Metropolitan State Hospital employees and supporters gather outside the gates of the hospital in Norwalk, Calif., earlier this month to protest repeated assaults at the hands of mental patients and what they call dangerous working conditions. Nick Ut/AP hide caption

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Violence At Calif. Mental Hospitals: 'This Is The Norm'

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Inflation doesn't account for the fact that when the price of one fruit goes up, consumers often buy another. Changing the way the government measures inflation would be one way to reduce the deficit. iStockphoto hide caption

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'Chained CPI' Seen As Tactic To Trim Deficit

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Republican presidential hopeful Rep. Michele Bachmann of Minnesota speaks to the Christian Chamber of Commerce at Christ Central Ministries in Columbia, S.C., on Monday. Brett Flashnick/AP hide caption

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Bachmann Courts 'King Makers' In South Carolina

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Alfred Stieglitz attached this photograph to a letter for Georgia O'Keeffe, dated July 10, 1929. Below the photograph he wrote, "I have destroyed 300 prints to-day. And much more literature. I haven't the heart to destroy this..." Yale Collection of American Literature, Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library hide caption

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Stieglitz And O'Keeffe: Their Love And Life In Letters

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