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Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke is scheduled to speak Friday at a conference in Wyoming. Investors are looking for clues that the Fed will do more to stimulate the economy.
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A group of people kidnapped by alleged drug traffickers as they were rescued by members of the Mexican army in Sabinas Hidalgo, north of Monterrey, on April 27. Sixteen people, including a woman and a 2-year-old girl, were rescued during the operation.
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Peace Corps volunteers cheer as President Obama speaks at the airport in Accra, Ghana, in July 2009. Staying connected to friends and family back home is easier for volunteers these days, thanks to technology.
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Villagers shout anti-U.S. slogans after a U.S.-led raid in Wardak, Afghanistan, that killed three civilians two weeks ago. A crowd of about 300 villagers yelled "Death to the United States" and blocked a main road in eastern Afghanistan.
Indian workers answer telephone calls at a call center on the outskirts of New Delhi in 2008. Increasingly, American companies are employing U.S. workers to handle customer service calls in their own homes.
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Robert O'Rourke was diagnosed with idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis in late 2006. The lung disease causes scarring in the lungs, which makes breathing difficult. There's no cure yet, and researchers aren't certain what causes the disease.
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U.S. Marines wait for the beginning of the dedication ceremony of the National Museum of the Marine Corps in November 2006 in Quantico, Va. For more than 200 years, the Marine Corps has been hitting the beaches. But over the past decade, the Marines have operated like a smaller Army in Iraq and Afghanistan, far from the water's edge.
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Food safety experts traced the salmonella outbreak to Wright County Egg, near Galt, Iowa, which is one of two companies whose eggs are believed to have been contaminated. More than 500 million eggs have been recalled.
Sharon Hanshaw, a beautician turned global climate activist living in Biloxi, Miss., has traveled the world to tell the story of how her neighborhood has struggled to recover from Hurricane Katrina.
Lisa Daxer is a biomedical engineering major at Wright State University in Dayton, Ohio. She says her autism has made her feel like an outsider but has also helped her become something of an expert on the social behavior of people she calls "neurotypicals."
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"I felt a compelling need to promote social change," says Republican Rep. Joseph Cao. "I thought the best possible way for me to do that was to become politically involved."
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Wendell Pierce, a veteran of David Simon's The Wire, plays trombonist Antoine Batiste on Simon's new HBO series, Treme. He's also working to revive Pontchartrain Park, the New Orleans neighborhood where he grew up.