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Josefina Vazquez Mota celebrates her selection as the presidential candidate of the National Action Party in Mexico City on Feb. 5. She's the first woman to run for president in Mexico on a major party ticket. Alfredo Estrella/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Latin America

Female Candidate Battles Machismo In Mexico

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Fans mourn outside the funeral service for singer Whitney Houston in Newark, N.J., on Saturday. The pop superstar was found dead in a California hotel room a week ago. The cause of death has yet to be determined. Michael Nagle/Getty Images hide caption

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Remembrances

Houston Fan: 'We Got Tears Outside The Perimeters'

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A House panel heard testimony about conscience and religious freedom Thursday from (left) Rev. William E. Lori, Catholic Bishop of Bridgeport, Conn.; Rev. Dr. Matthew C. Harrison, president, The Lutheran Church Missouri Synod; C. Ben Mitchell, Union University; Rabbi Meir Soloveichik, Yeshiva University; and Craig Mitchell, Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary. Carolyn Kaster/AP hide caption

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Shots - Health News

Birth Control: Latest Collision Between Individual Conscience And Society

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Republican presidential candidate Rick Santorum brushes off glitter after being "glitter-bombed" before a campaign rally on Feb. 7 in Blaine, Minn. Ben Garvin/Getty Images hide caption

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It's All Politics

Glitter-Bombing: A Sparkly Weapon Of Disapproval On The Campaign Trail

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Students at Iowa's Muscatine High School attend a Chinese language class that was inspired by Vice President Xi Jinping's 1985 visit. China's heir apparent will be back in town Wednesday. Robert Ray/AP hide caption

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Around the Nation

A Familiar Face Back In Iowa: China's Vice President

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A Shell-owned ethylene cracker plant on Pulau Bukom, Singapore. Several U.S. states are competing for a similar plant the company plans to build in northern Appalachia. Courtesy of Shell Chemicals hide caption

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Energy

Natural Gas Boom Energizing The Chemical Industry

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Tea Party activist William Temple waits for Republican Sen. Marco Rubio of Florida to deliver a speech titled, Is America Still an Exceptional Nation? during the annual Conservative Political Action Conference in Washington, D.C. on Thursday. Win McNamee/Getty Images hide caption

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Politics

Strong In 2010, Where Is The Tea Party Now?

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A municipal worker cleans a sidewalk Tuesday at the site of recent clashes between protesters and security forces near the Interior Ministry in Cairo Muhammed Muheisen/AP Photo hide caption

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Anti-Government Protests Roil Egypt

A Year After Mubarak, Where Does Egypt Stand?

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