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Hawaii Prep School Gave Obama Window To Success

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The Pirate Prince Of Sealand, Remembered

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Spanish Crisis Revives Calls For Catalan Secession

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Just a few months ago, supporters rallied in the streets for the election of Francois Hollande. Now, some of the same people are protesting against the French president. Leftist parties and unions organized this anti-austerity protest in September. Bertrand Langlois/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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New French President Sees Popularity Crash

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Cyprus' Divided Capital A Last Vestige Of War

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Michael Feinstein: What I Learned From The Gershwins

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School Choice: A Subject Both Candidates Support

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Students use a laptop at the Jose Maria public school in a shantytown on the outskirts of Lima, Peru on June 8. Peru has sent more than 800,000 laptop computers to children across the country, one of the world's most ambitious efforts to leverage digital technology in the fight against poverty. Five years into the program, there are doubts about its success. Karel Navarro/AP hide caption

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One Child, One Laptop ... And Mixed Results In Peru

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When It Comes To Falafel, The Flavors Of Home Can Vary

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