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Drought Ravages Farms Across Wide Swath Of Mexico
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Venezuelan opposition leader Henrique Capriles (center) waves to supporters on Oct. 12, 2011. Capriles is the front-runner in the opposition primary election to pick a candidate to run against President Hugo Chavez. The primary is scheduled for Feb. 12. Ariana Cubillos/AP hide caption

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United Opposition A Challenge To Venezuela's Chavez
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Iranian-born Menashe Amir (shown here in 2006) hosts a call-in show on Israel Radio's Farsi service, one of the few forums for direct discourse between Iranians and Israelis. Gali Tibbon/Getty Images hide caption

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Jews With Ties To Iran And Israel Feel Conflicted
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Could Taxes Or Food Stamp Restrictions Tame America's Sweet Tooth?
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The Mood Shifts For Russia's Putin In His Hometown
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UC Students Propose Alternative To Tuition Increases
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Get To Know The Song Of The Year Nominees: Kanye West, 'All Of The Lights'
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