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A flag urges customers to shop locally near a store in Boalsburg, Pa., on Friday. Owners of small stores hope to get a boost from Small Business Saturday. Genaro C. Armas/AP hide caption

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Shopping? Small Retailers Want Your Business, Too

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Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr. speaks to constituents in Chicago in 2009. Jackson resigned from Congress on Wednesday, following a hospitalization and an investigation into misuse of campaign funds. Scott Olson/Getty Images hide caption

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Jesse Jackson Jr.: Great Hopes And Disappointments

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German Chancellor Angela Merkel (right) has given guarded support to Education Minister Annette Schavan, who is facing calls to resign over allegations of plagiarism. Thomas Peter/Reuters /Landov hide caption

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A Wave Of Plagiarism Cases Strikes German Politics

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Songwriter Jay Clementi works on a song with Sgt. 1st Class Scott McRae at the weekend retreat near Fort Hood in Central Texas. Jorge Sanhueza-Lyon for NPR hide caption

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Strumming The Pain, Songwriters Play Vets' Stories

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Piney Gir grew to love performing after getting solos in the choir at church. Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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Piney Gir: From 'The Muppets' To 'Geronimo'

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Pro-democracy demonstrators occupy Cairo's Tahrir Square on Friday night. The writing on the tent reads, "Egypt is not a farm, Constitution party, Egypt for Egyptians." AP hide caption

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Burst Of Protest In Egypt But No Revolution, Yet

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France's former first lady Carla Bruni-Sarkozy, auctioneer Francois de Ricqles and former soccer coach Guy Roux preside over the 152nd Hospices de Beaune wine auction Sunday in Beaune, France. The charity auction raised an all-time high of $7.5 million, which goes to area hospitals. Tardivon Jean-Christophe/Maxppp /Landov hide caption

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Glitzy Burgundy Wine Auction Taps Celebrities

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Paloma Faith's newest album is called Fall to Grace. Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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Songwriter Paloma Faith's 'Fall To Grace'

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