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Relief agencies like the American Red Cross say monetary donations give them the greatest flexibility to address victims' needs. Erik Lesser/EPA/Landov hide caption

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'Please, No More Clothes': Relief Groups Ask For Cash

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With a city still in shambles from a deadly tornado, high school students in Moore, Okla., are graduating Saturday. Brennan Linsley/AP hide caption

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Words Of Wisdom For The Graduating Class Of Moore, Okla.

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The Gateway Arch "is really a monument to the 20th century and to the height of American power," says historian Tracy Campbell. Joe Raedle/Getty Images hide caption

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Gateway Arch 'Biography' Reveals Complex History Of An American Icon

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In 2005, Lance Cpl. Travis Williams lost his squad to an IED. He was the only survivor. StoryCorps hide caption

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Sole Survivor: Iraq Rescue Mission Ended In Tragedy

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His statue may be a Theater District landmark now, but George M. Cohan caused no small amount of trouble for Actors' Equity early in its history. The union marks its 100th anniversary this year. Timothy A. Clary/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Equity At 100: More Than Just A Broadway Baby

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An image from the 2013 production of Le Sacre du Printemps by the Joffrey Ballet, Chicago, reflects the hard jumps and stamps of Vaslav Nijinsky's original choreography. Herbert Migdoll/Joffrey Ballet hide caption

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Then The Curtain Opened: The Bracing Impact Of Stravinsky's 'Rite'

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President Obama delivers a speech on national security Thursday at the National Defense University at Fort McNair in Washington. Pablo Martinez Monsivais/AP hide caption

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Obama Keeps Distance From Torture Debate, At Least For Now

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Demonstrators in Paris protest Thursday against a measure to teach more university courses in English. Jacques Demarthon/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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War Of Words: France Debates Teaching Courses In English

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A bride and groom exchange rings during a traditional Indian wedding ceremony. Although most marriages in India are still arranged, a growing number of women are taking matters of the heart into their own hands, using social networking clubs and matrimonial websites. iStockphoto.com hide caption

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In India, More Women Are Playing Matchmaker For Themselves

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Decorated gnomes designed by celebrities, including Elton John (second from the right), are displayed at Chelsea Flower Show on Monday in London. Dan Kitwood/Getty Images hide caption

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Gnomes Crash Distinguished Garden Show In England

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Clairy Browne & The Bangin' Rackettes' new album is called Baby Caught the Bus. Stephanie Bailly/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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Clairy Browne's Rock 'N' Soul Bus Rolls To The U.S.

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