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Obama Breaks His Silence On Trayvon Martin Verdict

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President Barack Obama delivered remarks on the Trayvon Martin case from the White House briefing room Friday. Win McNamee/Getty Images hide caption

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'Wringing' Out Personal Bias Is A Daily Exercise

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Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev., speaks Tuesday on Capitol Hill. After a compromise, Reid stepped back from a threat to strip the Senate GOP minority of its right to filibuster executive branch nominees. Jacquelyn Martin/AP hide caption

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Spanish aristocrat Alejandro Cao de Benos is believed to be the only foreigner working for the North Korean government. He divides his time between North Korea and Europe, where he organizes university conferences on North Korean ideology. He's shown here with a North Korean military officer in Panmunjon, on the border with South Korea. Courtesy of Alejandro Cao de Benos hide caption

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The Spanish Aristocrat Who Works For North Korea

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Lovin' Me [Dubtribe Sound System Mix] BRS
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From Ramen To Rotini: Following The Noodles Of The Silk Road

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A small, child-like creature in a cone hat peers into a toy shop, happy at the sight of a snow globe, in a vignette called "Tininess" in Darkness Outside the Night, a graphic novel illustrated by Xie Peng. Find out what happens in the excerpt below. Xie Peng and Duncan Jepson, with permission to reproduce the panels from Tabella Publishing LLP hide caption

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For China's Youth, A Life Of 'Darkness Outside The Night'

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Bombadil: Scattered By Fate, A Band Regroups And Rebuilds

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What Does It Mean Bombadil
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Despite Repeated Tries, Afghan Peace Efforts Still Sputter

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Detroit Businesses See Opportunity In Bankruptcy

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The Long Walk, Brian Castner's memoir of PTSD and a difficult homecoming, will soon be an opera. YouTube hide caption

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A Veteran's Piercing True Story Leaps From Page To Stage

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Veteran White House correspondent Helen Thomas broke barriers and became a White House fixture, but her famous bluntness caused her downfall in the end. Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images hide caption

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Veteran Journalist Helen Thomas Leaves An Outspoken Legacy

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