A full moon over Cinderella Castle at Disney World on Dec. 21, 2010, in Lake Buena Vista, Fla. David Roark/Disney/Getty Images hide caption

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Disney's New Attraction: The Happiest Lines On Earth

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A trader on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange looks at stocks during the final minutes of trading on May 6. The Dow fell more than 600 points in a few minutes in what became known as the "flash crash." Timothy A. Clary/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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The Closing Bell: Will Optimism For Stocks Return?

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Activists of The All-India Democratic Women's Association protest Dec. 14 in Hyderabad, India, in front of the Reserve Bank of India, the nation's central banker, against microfinance institutions. Since then, the Andhra Pradesh state assembly passed a law that makes it so difficult to make loans that microfinance companies say they won't be able to do business. Noah Sheelam/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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India's Poor Reel Under Microfinance Debt Burden

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Auburn and Oregon will play for the BCS championship on Jan. 10 in Glendale, Ariz. Above, workers assemble gift bags for fans. Matt York/ASSOCIATED PRESS hide caption

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College Bowl Games Mix Nailbiters With Oddities

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The Okryu-Gwan restaurant in Dubai is a rare import from North Korea. The restaurants serve as an important source of hard currency for Pyongyang. Other branches are in China, Nepal and Thailand. Peter Kenyon/NPR hide caption

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Dubai Restaurant Offers A Taste Of North Korea

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Soldiers from Niger patrol the road between Agadez and Arlit in September. Issouf Sanogo/Getty Images hide caption

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Kidnappings Highlight Al-Qaida's Rise In The Sahara

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Stranahan's 1,000th barrel of whiskey awaits bottling. After six years, the company's entire output barely equals a day's production at one of the big whiskey makers. Megan Verlee/Colorado Public Radio hide caption

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Local Liquor: Small Distilleries Find Their Niche

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Oprah Winfrey, shown during a visit to Sydney in December, is set to launch OWN, the Oprah Winfrey Network, on Jan. 1. Lisa Maree Williams/Getty Images hide caption

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Oprah Launches A Network On Her OWN

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Swati embroidery is being revived "one stitch at a time" in the vocational institution established in a wing of Ahmed Zeb's home in Saidu Sharif, the old capital of Swat. The princess has taught hundreds of women "to stand up, avoid charity, [and] earn with dignity." Julie McCarthy/NPR hide caption

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Princess Revives Swati Culture One Stitch At A Time

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Turkey's Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan (right) meets with Iraqi President Jalal Talabani in Istanbul, Dec. 22, 2010. Turkey is vying with Iran to be the most influential regional power in Iraq. Tolga Bozoglu/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Turkey Flexes Economic, Political Muscle In Iraq

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Then-Delaware Republican Senate candidate Christine O'Donnell talking with family members in between television interviews in September. O'Donnell was subjected to ridicule after a clip surfaced from an appearance years ago on comic Bill Maher's Politically Incorrect show where she mentions dabbling in witchcraft. Rob Carr/AP hide caption

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John Ridley's Top 7 'Nontroversies' Of 2010

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The number of people killed on American roads has fallen by more than 20 percent in recent years, according to a new study. But motorcycle deaths are up. That may be because older drivers are buying motorcycles. iStockphoto.com hide caption

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Road Fatalities Dip Thanks To Safer Cars, Economy

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