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While a student at Harvard Law School, Barack Obama became the first black president of the Harvard Law Review. AP hide caption

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Parallel Lives

Obama Made A Strong First Impression At Harvard

5 min

Obama Made A Strong First Impression At Harvard

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Herder Bat-Erdene Badam's mother. Khishigdelger Adiya, surveys the land around her home. She stands near what she described as a "sacred well" that has recently gone dry. John W. Poole/NPR hide caption

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Mongolia Booms

Mongolia's Dilemma: Who Gets The Water?

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Mongolia's Dilemma: Who Gets The Water?

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"I wanted to make loud, guitar-driven rock again," says Garbage lead singer Shirley Manson, on the band's reunion. Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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Music Interviews

Garbage: After An Absence, Always The Oddball

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Garbage: After An Absence, Always The Oddball

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Frank stands outside his home in Glen Allen, Va., which he co-owned with his mother, Ida. The family recently sold the home in order to free up money for Ida's care. Kainaz Amaria/NPR hide caption

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Family Matters: The Money Squeeze

Part 6: Time To Move Grandma: What To Do With Her Home?

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Part 6: Time To Move Grandma: What To Do With Her Home?

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People relax at a beach in Barcelona, Spain, on a Monday last summer. Many Spanish workers are upset that some traditional four-day holiday weekends might be scaled back to just three days. Manu Fernandez/AP hide caption

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Europe

Spain's Beloved Four-Day Weekends Are At Risk

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Spain's Beloved Four-Day Weekends Are At Risk

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Mohammed Morsi, the Muslim Brotherhood's presidential candidate, appears at a rally in Cairo. Morsi is one of 12 candidates in this week's election and has the full backing of the powerful Islamist group. Fredrik Persson/AP hide caption

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Middle East

Next Goal For Egypt's Islamists Is The Presidency

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Next Goal For Egypt's Islamists Is The Presidency

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HBO's Hemingway & Gellhorn tracks the relationship between Ernest Hemingway (Clive Owen) and war correspondent Martha Gellhorn (Nicole Kidman) as Gellhorn begins to develop her voice as a war correspondent, beginning with the Spanish Civil War. HBO hide caption

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Movies

Power Couple, Covering War (And Waging Their Own)

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Power Couple, Covering War (And Waging Their Own)

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