Walter Cronkite (right) listens as Dr. J. Presper Eckert (center) describes the functions of the UNIVAC I computer he helped develop in the early 1950s. AP hide caption

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The Night A Computer Predicted The Next President
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Untitled, by South African artist Gavin Jantjes, is one of the works in the "African Cosmos" exhibition. National Museum of African Art hide caption

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Millennia Of Stargazing At 'African Cosmos' Exhibit
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The Bark winds through southeastern Wisconsin's "Kettle Moraine" — small hills called drumlins and deep glacial lakes known as kettles. It's part of the Mississippi watershed. Liam O'Leary hide caption

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Around The River Bend, A Flood Of History
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Federalist Papers Mark 225 Years Of Prominence
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The John B. Hayes Federal Building in Wilkesboro, N.C., is among several federal courthouses being closed in the South. Michael Tomsic/WFAE hide caption

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Closing Courthouse Brought Moonshiners To Justice
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Jacqueline Kennedy's Style Legacy
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With the advent of radio and television, presidential charisma became a more important personality characteristic. Above, Franklin Delano Roosevelt, who is rated one of the most charismatic presidents; John F. Kennedy; Bill Clinton. Getty Images hide caption

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Charming, Cold: Does Presidential Personality Matter?
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Remembering Activist And Actor Russell Means
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Childhood Memories Of The Cuban Missile Crisis
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McGovern listens to a constituent in 1974. Jim Mone/AP hide caption

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McGovern Legacy Offers More Than A Lost Presidency
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Mao Zedong signs Sidney Rittenberg's copy of The Little Red Book during a gathering of party leaders in Beijing on May 1, 1967, at the beginning of China's Cultural Revolution. Courtesy of Sidney Rittenberg hide caption

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'The Revolutionary': An Unrequited Love For China
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Recordings Reissued On Solti's 100th Birthday
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Former White House Aide Reviews 'Argo'
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