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A man walks past a burning van in Karachi, Pakistan, on Aug. 4. Hundreds of extra paramilitary troops have been deployed in Pakistan's economic capital, which is struggling to end violence that has killed more than 300 people in recent weeks. Asif Hassan/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Pakistan's Biggest City Torn By Ethnic Violence

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Customers shop for kitchen appliances at a Home Depot store in the Hollywood section of Los Angeles. Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images hide caption

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Will Consumer Queasiness Drag Down The Economy?

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Anita Gisbert prays underneath police tape surrounding LeRoy Carhart's abortion clinic in Germantown, Md. in July. The Justice Department has increased enforcement of laws that prevent protesters from blocking access to clinics. Patrick Semansky/AP hide caption

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Justice Department Tougher On Abortion Protesters

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Phosphates and bitters, a mixture of herbs steeped in alcohol, are part of the revival of old-timey soda fountain drinks at places like PS7's in Washington, D.C. Maggie Starbard/NPR hide caption

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In Soda Revival, Fizzy Taste Bubbles Up From The Past

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President Obama speaks in the Rose Garden on Wednesday, flanked by U.S. Chamber of Commerce Chief Operating Officer David Chavern (left) and AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka. The business community and unions have pulled Obama in opposite directions over the last couple years. Evan Vucci/AP hide caption

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Labor's Criticism Of Obama Grows Louder

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Where Antiquity And Modern Life Collide: The Acropolis rises above Athens, Greece, the city at the center of writer Petros Markaris' Inspector Costas Haritos crime series. While many view Athens as the birthplace of democracy, Markaris says that to him the city also showcases the uglier side of modern society. Petros Giannakouris/AP hide caption

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Athens Cop On The Trail Of Modern Greece

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