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The Louis S. St Laurent icebreaker slices its way through the ice of the Northwest Passage. Jackie Northam/NPR hide caption

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Race To The Arctic

Arctic Warming Unlocking A Fabled Waterway

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Arctic Warming Unlocking A Fabled Waterway

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A trader studies his computer screen in the VIX pit at the Chicago Board Options Exchange on April 27. Brian Kersey/Getty Images hide caption

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Economy

Betting On Fear In A Volatile Stock Market

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Betting On Fear In A Volatile Stock Market

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Near record low mortgage rates are good news for the few who can afford to buy a home or are able to refinance. But the rates have done little to lift the ailing housing market. Bill Sikes/AP hide caption

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Crisis In The Housing Market

Low Rates Alone Not Reviving Housing Market

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Low Rates Alone Not Reviving Housing Market

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In The Devil's Double, Dominic Cooper plays two characters: Saddam Hussein's oldest son, Uday, and Iraqi military man Latif Yahia, who was made to undergo plastic surgery so he could become Uday's body double. Lionsgate hide caption

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Dominic Cooper On Becoming 'The Devil's Double'

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Lillian Bernhagen was shocked that a blimp landed in her backyard in Worthington, Ohio. Kantele Franko/AP hide caption

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Runaway Blimp Crashes In Woman's Backyard

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Pterodactyl Swoops Down On Surfer Statue

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Pterodactyl Swoops Down On Surfer Statue

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