Obese people -- those with a BMI of 30 to 34.9 -- have a 44 percent higher risk of death from any cause compared with those in the most-favorable range, according to a study in the New England Journal of Medicine. iStockphoto.com hide caption

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George F. Johnson was the owner of the Endicott Johnson Corp. -- at one time the country's leading shoe manufacturer -- and one of the nation's welfare capitalists. Special Collections Research Center/Syracuse University hide caption

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WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange, shown at a press conference on Nov. 4 in Geneva, may prove difficult to prosecute using the Espionage Act, a World War I-era law. Fabrice Coffrini/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Billy Tauzin, former congressman and CEO of the Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers of America, in a 2008 file photo. Mike Wintroath/AP hide caption

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Police take positions during an operation Sunday against alleged drug traffickers in the Complexo do Alemao slum, in Rio de Janeiro. Police backed by army helicopters and armored vehicles cleared out the notorious neighborhood, part of a campaign to improve security before Rio de Janeiro hosts the 2014 World Cup and the 2016 Olympics. Silvia Izquierdo/AP hide caption

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WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange is wanted on suspicion of rape, sexual molestation and unlawful coercion stemming from encounters with two women during a trip to Sweden this summer. Fabrice Coffrini/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Saffron comes from the crocus, a purple flower that originated in Greece. It takes 75,000 crocus flowers to make 1 pound of saffron. iStockphoto.com hide caption

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