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Elizabeth Warren speaks in October during a debate for the U.S. Senate seat in Massachusetts held by Republican Scott Brown. The race has become a contest of who is the "real" populist. Elise Amendola/AP hide caption

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Mass. Senate Race A Battle Over Who's More Populist

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Air travel contributes only 2 to 4 percent of carbon dioxide emissions worldwide. A new ruling says airlines flying into and out of European airports will have to pay a price for the carbon dioxide they emit from burning jet fuel. Above, a plane takes off from the Geneva airport last year. Fabrice Coffrini/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Turbulence As EU Court OKs Fee On Plane Emissions

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North Korean residents line up to receive food rations at a Red Cross distribution center in Tongsin, North Korea, in 1997. Discussions over U.S. food aid to the reclusive country were to take place Monday. "You could, in a very real sense, see the needs for food assistance," said an official with Mercy Corps, after a September 2011 visit to the country. Lasse Norgaard/AP hide caption

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North Korea In Transition

U.S. Treads Cautiously With North Korean Transition

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Tunisians protest outside the gates to the French Embassy in Tunis. Arab Spring began in Tunisia when a fruit vendor set himself on fire in protest in front of a government building. Fethi Belaid /AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Middle East

The Arab Spring: A Year Of Revolution

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Rep. Michele Bachmann waves to supporters Friday in Sioux City before starting a 99-county bus tour of Iowa. Jeff Haynes/Reuters /Landov hide caption

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It's All Politics

In Iowa And Beyond, Republicans In Final Push Before Contests Begin

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President Obama speaks with small-business owners at Rausch's Cafe in Guttenberg, Iowa, during a three-day Midwest bus tour in August. Jim Watson/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Barack Obama

In Iowa, Obama's Campaign Team Rehearses For 2012

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Nuclear Regulatory Commission Chairman Chairman Gregory Jaczko (center) speaks Wednesday during a meeting of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee. His fellow commissioners, from bottom left: Kristine Svinicki, William Magwood IV and William Ostendorff. Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images hide caption

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Energy

U.S. Nuclear Agency Suffers Leadership Meltdown

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A picture released by the official website of Iran's Revolutionary Guard on Dec. 8 shows Iranian Revolutionary Guard Brig. Gen. Amir-Ali Hajizadeh (right) looking at a U.S. spy drone that crashed in Iran on Dec. 4. AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Middle East

Mysterious Events Leave Tehran Feeling Under Siege

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A French man holds a flare during a protest against the government's austerity measures on Tuesday in Lille, northern France. European governments are proposing austerity measures, but critics say there should also be a plan for economic growth. Philippe Huguen/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Europe Gets Austerity, But Few Signs Of Growth

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Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki shakes hands with President Obama in the Oval Office at the White House on Monday. The two leaders met as the U.S. prepares to withdraw the last of its combat troops from Iraq. Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images hide caption

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Leaving Iraq

Obama, Maliki To Cooperate After U.S. Pullout

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