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The loss of France's AAA credit rating is likely to play a role in President Nicolas Sarkozy's re-election bid. Charles Platiau/AP hide caption

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Europe

AAA No More: Credit Downgrade Hits France

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AAA No More: Credit Downgrade Hits France

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Zambia's tourism minister Given Lubinda bungee-jumped off of a bridge at Victoria Falls to invite tourists back. ITN News via YouTube hide caption

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Simon Says

Zambian Official Jumps Off Bridge For His Country

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Zambian Official Jumps Off Bridge For His Country

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A sign to recall Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker hangs on a statue in front of the Wisconsin State Capitol in Madison last March. The recall petition drive began in November, and Democrats will turn in signatures Tuesday. Justin Sullivan/Getty Images hide caption

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National

Recall Supporters Confident, But Wis. GOP Has Sway

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Recall Supporters Confident, But Wis. GOP Has Sway

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Occupy Wall Street members stage a protest march near Wall Street in New York in October. Paul Taylor of the Pew Research Center says the movement has "crystallized" the idea of economic disparity. Emmanuel Dunand/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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National

The Income Gap: Unfair, Or Are We Just Jealous?

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The Income Gap: Unfair, Or Are We Just Jealous?

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"Clicks have consequences" says Clay Johnson, author of The Information Diet. iStockphoto.com hide caption

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Author Interviews

Is It Time For You To Go On An 'Information Diet'?

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Is It Time For You To Go On An 'Information Diet'?

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A street scene in Ekaterinburg, Russia. David Gilkey/NPR hide caption

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The Picture Show

Russia By Rail: One Last Look

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Russia By Rail: One Last Look

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Richard Strauss' iconic opening to Also Sprach Zarathustra evokes a sense of vastness and power, Marin Alsop says. Valery Hache/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Marin Alsop on Music

Alsop Sprach Zarathustra: Decoding Strauss' Tone Poem

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Alsop Sprach Zarathustra: Decoding Strauss' Tone Poem

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Elicia Andre, who says she used to be much larger — a sign of affluence in Haiti — is now skin and bones. Marisa Penaloza/NPR hide caption

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Reporter's Notebook

In Haiti, Hope Is Still Hard To Find

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In Haiti, Hope Is Still Hard To Find

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Damiano Ottavio Bigi and Clementine Deluy, both members of the Tanztheater Wuppertal under Pina Bausch, perform her choreography in Pina. IFC Films hide caption

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IFC Films

Oscars 2012: The 84th Academy Awards

Wim Wenders On 'Pina': A Dance Documentary In 3-D

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Wim Wenders On 'Pina': A Dance Documentary In 3-D

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Tyler Gibbons and Robin MacArthur of Red Heart the Ticker. Ed Cyzewski hide caption

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Music News

Red Heart The Ticker: Raising The Dead Via Folk Music

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Red Heart The Ticker: Raising The Dead Via Folk Music

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