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On Feb. 21 outside Bagram Airfield, Afghan demonstrators show copies of Qurans allegedly set on fire by U.S. soldiers at a NATO airbase outside Kabul. Shah Marai/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Religion

How To Properly Dispose Of Sacred Texts

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How To Properly Dispose Of Sacred Texts

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Every week, Robert Stout of Kings County Jerky slices meat by hand. Adam Lerner/adamlerner.net hide caption

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A Revival In American Manufacturing, Led By Brooklyn Foodies

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The exterior of a Burlingame, Calif. U.S. Postal Service mailing processing center that has been approved for full consolidation. Paul Sakuma/AP hide caption

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The Two-Way

Closing Time: Postal Service May Cut 35,000 Jobs

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Closing Time: Postal Service May Cut 35,000 Jobs

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Protesters against government austerity measures march in front of the Finance Ministry in Lisbon, Portugal, earlier this month. The country's debt crisis has prompted Portuguese workers to look to their country's former colonies for jobs. Patricia de Melo Moreira/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Europe

Portuguese Seeking Opportunities In Former Colonies

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Portuguese Seeking Opportunities In Former Colonies

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A Yemeni man shows his ink-stained thumb after he voted in the presidential election in Yemen's capital on Feb. 21. The one-candidate election ends President Ali Abdullah Saleh's 33-year hard-line rule. Mohammed Huwais/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Middle East

With President Leaving, Yemen Steps Into A New Era

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With President Leaving, Yemen Steps Into A New Era

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The publisher of the Philadelphia Inquirer and the Philadelphia Daily News has been accused of interfering with coverage of the newspapers' pending sale. Joseph Kaczmarek/AP hide caption

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Media

With Sale, Phila. Reporters Fear Loss Of Integrity

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With Sale, Phila. Reporters Fear Loss Of Integrity

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The barber shop run by Anthony Bravo Esparza — whom everyone knows as "Dreamer" — is a fixture at the VA Greater Los Angeles Healthcare System's West Los Angeles Campus. Paula Berger hide caption

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Man Gives U.S. Vets Two Things: Haircuts, And Hope

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Han Lee (Matthew Moy), owner of the Brooklyn diner where Max (Kat Dennings, left) and Caroline (Beth Behrs, right) work, joins the two women as they count their earnings on 2 Broke Girls. Cliff Lipson/CBS hide caption

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Television

For Asians And Latinos, Stereotypes Persist In Sitcoms

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For Asians And Latinos, Stereotypes Persist In Sitcoms

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Alexander Payne's The Descendants has been nominated for Best Picture, Best Director, Best Adapted Screenplay, Best Editor and Best Actor. Payne co-wrote and directed the film, which stars George Clooney as an indifferent dad struggling to raise two daughters. Tiziana Fabi/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Hollywood Jobs

The Extraordinary, Ordinary Life Of Alexander Payne

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The Extraordinary, Ordinary Life Of Alexander Payne

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