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First responders rescue flood-stranded people from a sodden neighborhood in Little Ferry, N.J., on Tuesday. Craig Ruttle/AP hide caption

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Emergency Workers Heroes Even Before Sandy

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Victims of Superstorm Sandy wait in line to apply for recovery assistance at a FEMA processing center Friday on New York's Coney Island. The agency has been praised for its response to the storm. Bebeto Matthews/AP hide caption

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Lessons From Katrina Boost FEMA's Sandy Response

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Russian President Vladimir Putin pilots a motorized hang glider while taking part in a project to help endangered cranes on Sept. 5. Shortly after, the president — who has cultivated the image of a man of action — was photographed wincing in apparent pain. Alexey Druzhinin/Yuri Kadobnov/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Putin, Russia's Man Of Action, Is Slowed By Injury

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Myrna Loy and William Powell (and a wire-haired terrier) starred as Nick and Nora Charles (and Asta) in the 1934 film adaptation of Dashiell Hammett's The Thin Man. The Kobal Collection hide caption

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Nick, Nora (And Asta) Return In 'Thin Man' Novellas

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Among his many accomplishments, Ralph Steadman illustrated Hunter S. Thompson's 1971 novel, Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas, about a journalist's reporting trip turned hallucinogenic bender. Courtesy of Itch Film hide caption

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The Story Of Steadman, Drawn From His 'Gonzo' Art

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A window-screen view toward conductor Marin Alsop's studio, badly damaged during the hurricane. courtesy of the artist hide caption

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Storm Scores: Finding Poignant Reminders In Water-Damaged Music

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Mary Wittenberg, president of the New York Road Runners, announces the cancellation of the maration Friday in New York with Deputy Mayor Howard Wolfson (left) and George Hirsch, chairman of the board of New York Road Runners. Louis Lanzano/AP hide caption

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Marathon Runners Wonder, Why Not Cancel Earlier?

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Job applicants meet potential employers at the NYC Startup Job Fair in September. Last month, the private sector created jobs while the public sector resumed laying off workers. John Moore/Getty Images hide caption

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Divergent Labor Markets: Private Gains, Public Losses

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Santa Claus supervises as crews cut down the tree. To prevent the tree from falling over, the workers put a sling around it, then hoist it onto a flatbed truck. Luke Runyon for NPR hide caption

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Nation's Christmas Tree Plucked From Colorado

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Democrat Ami Bera is challenging Lungren. Bera ran against Lungren in 2004 and lost, but since the district was redrawn, the race has become competitive. Rich Pedroncelli/AP hide caption

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Race For Redrawn Calif. District Is Tight And Pricey

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Radio Tanzania archivist Bruno Nanguka stands with just a few of the 15,000 reel-to-reel tapes stored in the station's archives. Jonathan Kalan hide caption

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Radio Tanzania: A Disappearing History On Tape

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