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Dr. Michael Mosley on an exercise bike at University of Nottingham Medical School. He is performing his first ever session of High Intensity Training (HIT) on an exercise bike. Michael smiles as he is skeptical that cycling a total of three minutes a week can have just as many health benefits (if not more) than longer endurance training sessions.

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Dr. Michael Mosley with Dr. Keith Tolfrey (University of Loughborough) as he calculates the rate at which Michael burns calories during exercise.

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Dr. Michael Mosley pushing his exercise capacity to the extreme in an altitude chamber at the University of Brighton. The aim is to induce a central nervous system response that has evolved in humans. It causes our exercising muscle to feel more fatigued than it actually is.

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A young boy is consoled after his grandparents appear to have been killed in a government strike on the Sunni village of Al Barra.

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Moments after a deadly air strike hits the Sunni village of Al Barra, a Syrian woman pushes her stroller away from the blast.

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Main Street in Webster City, Iowa, has so far survived the 2011 closure of an Electrolux factory. But retraining funds and unemployment are running out for former workers, leaving businesses worried that a serious downturn is ahead.

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Electrolux's former warehouse and distribution center in Webster City, Iowa, is up for sale. The plant itself, across the street, will soon be demolished.

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AMERICAN MASTERS pays tribute to the incomparable entertainer who transformed herself into a one-woman army of comedic characters: Carol Burnett.

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AMERICAN MASTERS pays tribute to the incomparable entertainer who transformed herself into a one-woman army of comedic characters: Carol Burnett, shown tugging her ear, a gesture with which she ended each broadcast of "The Carol Burnett Show."

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The mule train delivers food, supplies and mail to the bottom of the Grand Canyon.

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John Berry is in charge of the mules on the south rim of the Grand Canyon. He holds up a package for a boatman. Packages will no longer be delivered after April 15.

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Memphis Mayor A C Wharton (left) with Jack Truong of Electrolux at the company's new plant. The city used a large incentive package to entice the company.

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Electrolux's new plant in Memphis, Tenn., is the Swedish appliance company's most modern and high-tech facility. The factory will open this summer while an Electrolux plant in Quebec, Canada, is being shuttered.

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Memphis Mayor A C Wharton (left) with Jack Truong of Electrolux at the company's new plant. The city used a large incentive package to entice the company.

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Jerry Kloberdanz and seven family members were laid off when Electrolux closed its Webster City, Iowa, plant in 2011.

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Fly the bumpier skies?

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Fly the bumpier skies?

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In this allegorical picture book, a young rabbit sets out to find his father who went north. Author Duncan Tonatiuh uses Pancho to tell the story of thousands of families crossing the border. Credit: Duncan Tonatiuh

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Mount Hope, W.Va., population 1,400, was once a thriving coal town. Today, many of the storefronts in its tiny downtown sit empty.

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A mannequin in the window of an odds-and-ends store in downtown Mount Hope sports an assortment of Boy Scout-related paraphernalia.

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Mount Hope Mayor Michael Martin hopes some of the Scout camp's 90 year-round, full-time staff will choose to live in the town.

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The Summit Bechtel Family National Scout Reserve while under construction in 2011. The camp will open in July 2013 with the National Scout Jamboree.

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Mount Hope, W.V., population 1,400, was once a thriving coal town. Today, many of the storefronts in its tiny downtown sit empty.

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A mannequin in the window of an odds-and-ends story in downtown Mount Hope sports an assortment of Boy Scout-related paraphernalia.

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Mount Hope Mayor Michael Martin hopes some of the Scout camp's 90 year-round, full-time staff will choose to live in the town.

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Webster University chess coach Susan Polgar, second from left, won two national titles at Texas Tech. When Webster hired Polgar last year, the entire Tech team followed her to St. Louis.

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In Columbus, Ohio, signs of the sequester were hard to find.

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U.S. President Ronald Reagan and British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher in 1987.

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An F/A-18F Super Hornet from the Jolly Rogers of Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 103 prepares to launch from the aircraft carrier USS Dwight D. Eisenhower in 2012.

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Mike Rice, who was then Rutgers' men's basketball coach, during a game last season.

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USS Cowpens

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Veterans Village of San Diego runs the temporary 150-bed winter homeless shelter for veterans in the Midway District.

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Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher in 1981. She died Monday, at the age of 87.

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Margaret Roberts, later Thatcher, the youngest candidate in the Conservative Party in 1950, plans her election campaign.

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British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher meets personnel aboard the HMS Antrim 08 January 1983 during her five-day visit to the Falkand Islands.

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Britain's Queen Elizabeth II (L) and former British Prime Minister Thatcher arrive 16 October 1995 at Claridge's in London for a dinner to celebrate the former Prime Minister's 70th birthday. Baroness Thatcher greeted the Queen warmly, laying to rest past speculation that the two women did not get on with each other.

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Margaret Roberts, later Thatcher, the youngest candidate in the Conservative Party in 1950, plans her election campaign.

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Britain's Queen Elizabeth II, left, and former British Prime Minister Thatcher arrive at Claridge's in London for a dinner to celebrate the former Prime Minister's 70th birthday on October 16, 1995.

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This AR-15 style weapon was on display at the 7th annual Border Security Expo in Phoenix, Ariz., in March. It's among the type of weapons that advocates of new gun laws want to see banned.

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Osama bin Laden's son-in-law, Sulaiman Abu Ghaith (center), pleaded not guilty to a charge of conspiracy to kill Americans on March 8. He is set to appear in a federal court Monday.

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Hundreds of gun owners and enthusiasts attend a rally at the Connecticut Capitol in Hartford on Jan. 19.

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Osama bin Laden's son-in-law, Sulaiman Abu Ghaith, center, pleaded not guilty to a charge of conspiracy to kill Americans on March 8. He is set to appear in a federal court Monday.

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Car2Go vehicles lined up in Washington, D.C., as the company prepared to launch service there last year. The car sharing service is also in Europe and other American cities, including Seattle; Austin, Texas; Miami; and Portland, Ore.

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