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Actor Charlie Sheen's bizarre media blitz has struck a chord with some people in recovery. Ed Andrieski/AP hide caption

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Sheen's Drama: For Recovering Addicts, It's Personal

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Abortion doctor Kermit Gosnell catered to minorities, immigrants and poor women at the Women's Medical Society in Philadelphia. He was charged with eight counts of murder in the deaths of a patient and seven babies. Matt Rourke/AP hide caption

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Murder Case Puts Spotlight On Abortion Clinic Rules

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Job seekers participate in a career counseling session at an event aimed at older unemployed people in New York in January. As states look for ways to cut spending, some economists say one solution is raising the retirement age, forcing people to pay more in taxes and reducing the cost of government pensions and Social Security benefits. Chris Hondros/Getty Images hide caption

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Raising The Retirement Age: Can It Balance Budgets?

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Tea Obreht was born in the former Yugoslavia, grew up in Cyprus and Egypt, and now lives in Ithaca, N.Y. She was named to The New Yorker's list of the 20 best fiction writers under 40 in 2010. Beowulf Sheehan hide caption

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'The Tiger's Wife:' A Young Talent Takes On Folklore

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Anna Calvi says she was inspired by the opera singer Maria Callas. Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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Anna Calvi: A Powerful Voice Is Just One Piece Of Her Art

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