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While some sections of Arizona's housing market have shown signs of recovery, potential homebuyers who are looking for affordable houses have been frustrated. This file photo from 2008 shows a subdivision extending into desert scrubland. Chris Hondros/Getty Images hide caption

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Crisis In The Housing Market

Some Housing Markets Rebound, But Bargains Scarce

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Some Housing Markets Rebound, But Bargains Scarce

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Ida Christian, 89, was diagnosed with dementia in 2008. Her condition demands around-the-clock care. Kainaz Amaria/NPR hide caption

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Family Matters: The Money Squeeze

Part 3: Discovering The True Cost Of At-Home Caregiving

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Part 3: Discovering The True Cost Of At-Home Caregiving

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Wellesley College English professor Yoon Lee teaches a class on the rise of the novel. Tovia Smith/NPR hide caption

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Education

Economy Puts Value Of Liberal Arts Under Scrutiny

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Economy Puts Value Of Liberal Arts Under Scrutiny

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Electropac in Manchester, N.H., is among the companies participating in the state's unpaid internship program. Sheryl Rich-Kern/for NPR hide caption

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Business

N.H. To The Unemployed: Try An Unpaid Internship

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N.H. To The Unemployed: Try An Unpaid Internship

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Thousands of Somalis gathered at a militant-organized demonstration on the outskirts of Mogadishu, Somalia, in support of the merger of the Somali militant group al-Shabab with al-Qaida, which was announced in February by al-Qaida leader Ayman al-Zawahiri. AP hide caption

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National Security

After Bin Laden, Al-Qaida Still Present As Movement

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After Bin Laden, Al-Qaida Still Present As Movement

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A campaign poster for French President Nicolas Sarkozy stands next to a torn poster of National Front candidate Marine Le Pen in northern France. Sarkozy needs Le Pen's far-right voters if he is to win the runoff election on Sunday. Philippe Huguen/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Europe

In French Election, Candidates Chase Far-Right Votes

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In French Election, Candidates Chase Far-Right Votes

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Norah Jones' latest album is called Little Broken Hearts. Frank Ockenfels/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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How To Break Up With Attitude, According To Norah Jones

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