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President Obama speaks during a campaign rally at Ohio State University, Saturday in Columbus, Ohio. Haraz N. Ghanbari/AP hide caption

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Obama: Focus On The Next 4 Years, Not The Last Ones

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Democratic Senate candidate Elizabeth Warren holds up a poster of herself as Sen. Scott Brown, R-Mass., looks on during the annual St. Patrick's Day Breakfast in Boston on March 18. A civility pledge between the candidates has kept attack ads largely on the sidelines in their race. Michael Dwyer/AP hide caption

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Warren-Brown Pledge Keeps Attack Ads At Bay

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Vladimir Putin, currently prime minister, begins his third term as Russia's president on Monday. Alexander Zemlianichenko/AP hide caption

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A Different Russia Meets Putin's Third Term

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John Fullbright's new album is From the Ground Up. Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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John Fullbright: The Man (And Album) Written In Oklahoma

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A priest prays before a Mass celebrated by Pope Benedict XVI at the Cuatro Vientos air base outside Madrid during World Youth Day festivities in August 2011. The Catholic Church is hoping to provide an attractive option for young job seekers in Spain, which is suffering from unprecedented unemployment. Jorge Guerrero/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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In Spain, The Church Offers More Than Salvation

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Jennifer Cockrham, a nurse from Walkertown, N.C., holds her hand over her heart for the Pledge of Allegiance during a rally supporting a constitutional ban on gay marriage Friday in Raleigh. Allen Breed/AP hide caption

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Friends And Foes Of Gay Marriage Woo Voters In N.C.

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Winslow Sherrill has two daughters who are lesbian. While he loves them and gets along with their partners, he's going to vote in favor of banning gay marriage in North Carolina. John Biewen/for NPR hide caption

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Black Christians Struggle Over N.C. Gay Marriage Ban

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An illustration of the Chinese Jurassic "pseudo-flea," which lived in the Middle Jurassic in northeastern China. Wang Cheng/Current Biology hide caption

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The Dinosaurs' Nemeses: Giant, Jurassic Fleas

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(R-L) Jeremy Sussman and his wife Becky, along with their two children Gabby and Sammy. The couple met 22 years ago when a friend suggested they meet. Photo provided by WNYC hide caption

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The Story Of 'How You Met Your Other' Can Say A Lot

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Nick Bertke is the "video jockey" and producer known online as Pogo. Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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Pogo: Harnessing The Innate Rhythm Of Pop Culture

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