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Sandy rebuilding strategy revealed by Obama administration

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Obama praises resumption of Israeli-Palestinian peace efforts

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Israeli Cabinet to vote on prisoner release in peace talks effort

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Long-term unemployed mired down, economists say

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(L to R)Patricia Woertz, chairman of the Board of Directors, CEO and president of the Archer Daniels Midland Company, former President Bill Clinton, and Muhtar Kent, President and CEO of The Coca-Cola Company, join a discussion panel called "creating Value for Business and Society" at the Broookings Institution in Washington on May 13, 2009. (UPI Photo/Alexis C. Glenn)

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One of Washington's oldest think tanks, Brookings conducts research and education in the social sciences, primarily in economics, metropolitan policy, governance, foreign policy, and global economy and development. Their stated mission is to "provide innovative and practical recommendations that advance three broad goals: strengthen American democracy; foster the economic and social welfare, security and opportunity of all Americans; and secure a more open, safe, prosperous and cooperative international system."

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