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Malians gather around the remains of vehicles used by Islamist rebels that were destroyed by an earlier French airstrike, Jan. 23 in Diabaly, about 250 miles north of Bamako, Mali's capital. Eric Feferberg/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Africa

Backed By French Might, Malian Troops Retake Key Town

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Backed By French Might, Malian Troops Retake Key Town

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Militants attacked Algeria's In Amenas gas field last week. Thirty-seven foreigners, including three Americans, were killed in the subsequent raid by Algerian security forces. BP/AP hide caption

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Algeria Attack A 'Wake-Up Call' For Energy Companies

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Aaron Neville's latest album, My True Story, is a collection of the doo-wop songs he grew up singing in New Orleans. Sarah A. Friedman/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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Music Interviews

The 'True Story' Inside Aaron Neville's Doo-Wop World

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The 'True Story' Inside Aaron Neville's Doo-Wop World

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William Shakespeare, depicted in this 17th century painting, penned his sonnets on parchment. Now his words have found a new home ... in twisting strands of DNA. Attributed to John Taylor/National Portrait Gallery hide caption

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Shall I Encode Thee In DNA? Sonnets Stored On Double Helix

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National Security

Women In Combat Ban To Be Lifted

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Women In Combat Ban To Be Lifted

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Women smoke in New York City's Times Square. Spencer Platt/Getty Images hide caption

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Shots - Health News

Female Smokers Face Greater Risk Than Previously Thought

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Female Smokers Face Greater Risk Than Previously Thought

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Hurricane Betsy hit the Gulf Coast in 1965. Horace Cort/AP hide caption

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Planet Money

Why Is The Government In The Flood Insurance Business?

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Why Is The Government In The Flood Insurance Business?

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