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President Obama speaks about the economy and the deficit at the White House on Friday. He says this time around, he has proof that Americans agree with his approach. Carolyn Kaster/AP hide caption

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Taxing Work Ahead: Have Negotiating Tables Turned?

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From left, Sens. Max Baucus (D-Mont.), Orrin Hatch (R-Utah) and Sen. Jim Webb (D-Va.) await President Obama's State of the Union address in January 2011, when a bipartisan seating arrangement symbolically suggested a more cooperative spirit among lawmakers. Brendan Smialowski/Getty Images hide caption

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Simon Says

Making A Case For Closer Contact In Congress

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Making A Case For Closer Contact In Congress

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Kurdish women hold pictures of jailed journalists in Istanbul on Sept. 10, during the start of the trial of 44 journalists with suspected links to rebels from the Kurdistan Workers' Party. Bulent Kilic/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Middle East

As Turkey Rises, 'A Real Problem' With Censorship

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As Turkey Rises, 'A Real Problem' With Censorship

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Ali, an Iraqi teenager, wears Spc. Justin Cliburn's helmet and radio equipment in Baghdad. Ali and Cliburn became unlikely friends while Cliburn trained Iraqi police in 2005 and 2006. Courtesy of Justin Cliburn hide caption

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StoryCorps

Amidst War, U.S. Guardsman Forges Unexpected Bond

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Amidst War, U.S. Guardsman Forges Unexpected Bond

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The company that makes London's iconic taxis has had financial difficulties, leaving cabbies in a lurch. Dan Kitwood/Getty Images hide caption

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London's Classic Cabs May Be Driven To Extinction

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Flanked by composer Leonard Slatkin and soprano Jessye Norman, John Williams takes a bow during his 80th-birthday celebration at Tanglewood in August. Stu Rosner hide caption

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Deceptive Cadence

John Williams' Inevitable Themes

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John Williams' Inevitable Themes

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Maggie Hassan was elected governor of New Hampshire on Tuesday, as the state also voted in the first all-female congressional delegation. Jim Cole/AP hide caption

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Elections

What An All-Female Delegation Says About N.H.

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What An All-Female Delegation Says About N.H.

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James Balog poses on the Columbia Glacier in Alaska with two EIS time-lapse cameras in 2009. Tad Pfeffer/Extreme Ice Survey hide caption

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Propelled By Climate Change, Activist Is Drawn To Ice

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Chinese villagers welcome the arrival of tractors purchased by a farmers' cooperative in April 1958, during the Great Leap Forward campaign. The disastrous modernization program ended in China's great famine and tens of millions of deaths. Keystone-France/Gamma-Keystone via Getty Images hide caption

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Asia

A Grim Chronicle Of China's Great Famine

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A Grim Chronicle Of China's Great Famine

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Lyle Talbot began his career as an itinerant carnival and vaudeville performer before eventually making his way to Hollywood. Courtesy of Margaret Talbot hide caption

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Author Interviews

B-Movies And Bombshells: A Hollywood 'Entertainer'

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B-Movies And Bombshells: A Hollywood 'Entertainer'

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This month, a symphony composed by World War II veteran Harold Van Heuvelen had its premiere. Kevin Gift hide caption

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Music News

A Veteran's Standing Ovation, 70 Years In The Making

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A Veteran's Standing Ovation, 70 Years In The Making

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