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Voter walk outside of a polling place at the First Baptist Church of Windermere, in Orlando, Fla., during the state's primary on Jan. 31. Matt Rourke/AP hide caption

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Elections

Romney, Obama Fine-Tune Pitches To Latino Voters

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Romney, Obama Fine-Tune Pitches To Latino Voters

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A man wearing a mask holds up a machete during a protest in May against a possible return of the old ruling Institutional Revolutionary Party in Mexico City. Eduardo Verdugo/AP hide caption

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The Americas

Mexico's Youth Make Voices Heard Ahead Of Vote

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Mexico's Youth Make Voices Heard Ahead Of Vote

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Comedian Charlie Hill says he's achieved the American dream, but that it's been out of reach for many fellow Native Americans. Courtesy of Charlie Hill hide caption

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American Dreams: Then And Now

Native American Comic Living The 'Indigenous Dream'

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Native American Comic Living The 'Indigenous Dream'

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Gospel singer Fred Hammond has cranked out a chart-topping single. Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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Fred Hammond: A 'Phenomenon' On The Gospel Chart

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Traffic rolls past a speed limit sign in Ohio. Researchers believe they have found a new way to encourage drivers to stay within a safe driving speed: giving them a financial reward that diminishes as they speed. Mark Duncan/AP hide caption

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Hidden Brain

GPS Study Shows Drivers Will Slow Down, At A Cost

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GPS Study Shows Drivers Will Slow Down, At A Cost

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Jestina Clayton, would-be braider. Jim Urquhart/AP hide caption

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Planet Money

Why It's Illegal To Braid Hair Without A License

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Why It's Illegal To Braid Hair Without A License

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The Labor Department will mandate that 401(k) plan providers disclose more information about the fees they charge. iStockphoto.com hide caption

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Why Your 401(k) May Be Worth Less Than You Think

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Daily auctions are held on foreclosed properties in front of the county courthouse in Corona, Calif. About 80 bidders, representing investors, show up to bid on properties. Yuki Noguchi/NPR hide caption

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Crisis In The Housing Market

Bidders Get Feisty Over Foreclosed Homes

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Bidders Get Feisty Over Foreclosed Homes

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In a park in Beijing, Chinese artist Ai Weiwei holds a copy of a government document informing him of the expiry of his bail term. Ed Jones/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Dissident Ai Weiwei Says He Is Barred From Leaving China

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Retired senior police investigator Zafar Qureshi, 59, stands outside his home in Lahore, Pakistan, where security guards are stationed 24 hours a day. The former police official has probed some of the highest profile cases of official misconduct in Pakistan, and says he fears for his safety and that of his children in a country that he says is steeped in a "culture of corruption." Julie McCarthy/NPR hide caption

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In Pakistan's Anti-Corruption War, A Lonely Warrior

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Orlando (David Furr), Rosalind (Lily Rabe, right) and Celia (Renee Elise Goldsberry) in As You Like It. The Public Theater's production opens the 50th-anniversary season at New York's Delacorte Theater. Joan Marcus/The Public Theater hide caption

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Delacorte Theater: 50 Years Later, Still Free, Still Battling The Weather

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