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Danny Lamont Jones, 16, doesn't live at the Rose Street Youth Shelter anymore, but he spends a lot of his time there. Chris Hartlove hide caption

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School's Out: America's Dropout Crisis

No-Show Students Drop Out Despite Interventions

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No-Show Students Drop Out Despite Interventions

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Business

McDonald's Courts Mom Bloggers

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McDonald's Courts Mom Bloggers

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The larger of the two Buddha statues that towered over the Bamiyan Valley in central Afghanistan. This photo was taken before a 2001 Taliban campaign that destroyed Buddha statues throughout Afghanistan. International teams are now working to restore the sixth century statues. Zaheeruddin Abdullah/AP hide caption

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World

Bit By Bit, Afghanistan Rebuilds Buddhist Statues

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Bit By Bit, Afghanistan Rebuilds Buddhist Statues

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American jazz saxophonist Frank Foster performs on stage circa 1981. David Redfern/Redferns/Getty Images hide caption

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A Blog Supreme

Frank Foster, Jazz Saxophonist And Arranger, Has Died

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Frank Foster, Jazz Saxophonist And Arranger, Has Died

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Business

Dunkin' Donuts Goes Public

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Dunkin' Donuts Goes Public

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White House Chief of Staff William Daley Charles Dharapak/AP hide caption

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Lawmakers See Perils Of Debt Inaction, Official Says

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Protesters in Cairo's Tahrir Square shout slogans against Egypt's military rulers on Sunday. Six months after political upheaval led President Hosni Mubarak to step down, activists say reform has stalled. Amr Nabil/AP hide caption

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Middle East

Revolutionary Spirit Returns To Egypt's Tahrir Square

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Revolutionary Spirit Returns To Egypt's Tahrir Square

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Ali Aujali (second from right) listens to President Obama speak at the State Department in May. Aujali was Moammar Gadhafi's ambassador to the U.S., but resigned after the Libyan uprising began. He now represents the rebels' Transitional National Council. Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images hide caption

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Africa

Libyan Diplomat Takes On A New, Yet Familiar, Role

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Libyan Diplomat Takes On A New, Yet Familiar, Role

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Jesse Owens crosses the finish line in Berlin to win the 100-meter sprint, one of four events in which Owens won gold medals at the 1936 Olympics. Keystone/Getty Images hide caption

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Sweetness And Light

When Owens Beat Hitler, And The Olympics Changed

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When Owens Beat Hitler, And The Olympics Changed

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Jesse Owens stands on the podium after winning the gold medal in the 100-meter sprint at the 1936 Berlin Olympic Games. With him are bronze medalist Martinus Osendarp of Holland and silver medalist Ralph Metcalf, also of the U.S. Fox Photos/Getty Images hide caption

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Sports

Jesse Owens' Legacy, And Hitler's Oak Trees

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Jesse Owens' Legacy, And Hitler's Oak Trees

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