President Obama delivers a speech on Mideast and North Africa policy at the State Department on Thursday. The president says economic reform will be crucial to the spread of democracy throughout the region.
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Two officers with the Raleigh County Sheriff's Office stand guard in front of the Upper Big Branch coal mine several days after the April 5, 2010, explosion that killed 29 workers in Montcoal, W.Va.
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Republican presidential candidate Newt Gingrich has acknowledged having an extramarital affair with Callista (above), then a congressional aide and now his third wife, while he was married to his second wife.
Water from the Mississippi River rushes through the Old River Control Structure toward the Atchafalaya Basin in Concordia Parish, La. The gates were opened to help relieve rising floodwaters.
The Broadway cast of Larry Kramer's The Normal Heart, from left: Lee Pace, Ellen Barkin, Wayne Alan Wilcox, Patrick Breen, Jim Parsons, Joe Mantello, John Benjamin Hickey, Luke Macfarlane, Richard Topol and Mark Harelik.
Images like this one, of Dominique Strauss-Kahn in a New York City courtroom, shocked many in France. Cameras are not allowed in French courtrooms, and "these images were brutally real for French people," said one magazine editor.