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A sign directs voters to an area where they can cast their ballot in Scarborough, Maine, in 2009. Until recently, Maine voters could register to vote on Election Day but a new law has eliminated that option. Pat Wellenbach/AP hide caption

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Bring Same-Day Registration Back? Maine Votes

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Jay Hunter Morris performs in the new Metropolitan Opera production of Richard Wagner's Siegfried. The show's vivid backdrops were created with advanced 3-D projection technology. Ken Howard/Metropolitan Opera hide caption

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Opera: The Early Adopter Of The Media World

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Though he's said he's willing to step down, Greek Prime Minister George Papandreou has yet to announce his resignation. Louis Gouliamaki/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Greek PM's Status Looms Over Coalition Talks

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Chinese children celebrate the Communist Party in Chongqing municipality in March. Bo Xilai, the region's party secretary who is vying for a place in the Politburo Standing Committee, espouses a government-intervention model to economics. STR/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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'Cake Theory' Has Chinese Eating Up Political Debate

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Taylor Howell told Vasquez High's football coach that if he wasn't blind he sure would love to play football. The coach told him he'd have to come up with a better excuse than that. The sophomore now plays center on the junior varsity team. Gloria Hillard for NPR hide caption

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Blindness Not Enough To Sideline California Teen

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Alan Dowden, lab scientist and occasional courier, works at the Seattle Sperm Bank. Keith Seinfeld/for NPR hide caption

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Custom Cycle Ferries Sperm To Fertility Clinics

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Von Trier's newest film is Melancholia, with Kirsten Dunst as a depressed woman confronting the prospect of the end of the world. Francois Guillot/Getty Images hide caption

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Lars Von Trier: A Problematic Sort Of Ladies' Man?

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Vince Mendoza has earned many of his laurels arranging and orchestrating other musicians. Nights on Earth is his first album of originals in 13 years. Marco Borgreve/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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Vince Mendoza: A Song Doctor Gets Back To His Own Work

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