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Understanding The 'Economics' Of The World's Poor

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Delaware County District Attorney Patrick Meehan (from left) and Gail Willard (mother of slain athlete Aimee Willard) accompany Sen. Rick Santorum as he introduces "Aimee's Law" along with Republican Arizona Rep. Matt Salmon at the county courthouse in Media, Pa., in 1999. The bill encourages states to keep murderers and sexual predators behind bars. William Thomas Cain/AP hide caption

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Santorum: A Talent For Politics, Honed In College

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New Cultural Center Celebrates L.A.'s Mexican Roots

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