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President Obama pauses as he speaks about the deal to raise the debt limit in the White House briefing room on Sunday. Carolyn Kaster/AP hide caption

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Path Ahead For Debt Legislation Remains Uncertain

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These sculpted clay heads reflect the variety of realistic and abstract designs in today's mannequins. Grace Hood for NPR hide caption

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Life-Like Mannequins Inspire Real-Life Shoppers

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A tent camp has been set up on the promenade that lines Rothschild Boulevard, one of Tel Aviv's most expensive residential streets. Uriel Sinai/Getty Images hide caption

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Protests In Israel Target High Housing Costs

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Archer Mayor exposes the seedy underbelly of Brattleboro, Vt., in his mystery novels. But it's a challenge to bring out the dark side; Brattleboro, and Vermont in general, the author says, are "inordinately pleasant" places. Ken Gallager hide caption

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Brattleboro: Vermont's Hotbed Of Fictional Crime

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