People gather at a rally in Washington, D.C., organized by conservative Fox News commentator Glenn Beck, one of the de facto leaders of the Tea Party movement. While the Tea Party says it doesn't take a stance on religious and social issues, many of its supporters are conservative Christians. Nicholas Kamm/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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The Tea Party's Tension: Religion's Role In Politics

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A National Science Foundation artist's drawing shows the inner four planets orbiting Gliese 581, a red dwarf star just 20 light-years from Earth. The newly discovered planet, in the foreground, has a 37-day orbit and, like Earth, is distant enough from the star for liquid water to exist. Lynette Cook hide caption

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'Goldilocks' Planet's Temperature Just Right For Life

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Jars full of medical marijuana are seen at Sunset Junction medical marijuana dispensary in Los Angeles in May. As of the end of September, the dispensary was still open. Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images hide caption

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How Many L.A. Pot Clinics Will Survive Crackdown?

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A "bank owned" sign is posted in front  of a foreclosed home in Miami. Borrowers trying to rebuild their lives after foreclosure say there's a stigma attached to having a low credit score. Joe Raedle/Getty Images hide caption

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Life After Foreclosure: Coping With Bad Credit

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Is Obama Doing Enough To Win Over The Public?

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What Happens To Health Law If GOP Wins Congress?

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Dark And Deadly: In a taut new thriller, Paul Conroy (Ryan Reynolds) gets buried alive by kidnappers. Bob Mondello notes that director Rodrigo Cortes is just the latest to explore a subgenre that includes several cinematic classics. Lionsgate hide caption

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Frame Jobs: 'Buried' And Other Boxed-In Stories

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Albert Einstein's theory of relativity challenges how we perceive time in our everyday lives. Now, researchers have a device precise and accurate enough to measure its effects in the laboratory. Keystone/Hulton Archive/Getty Images hide caption

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Revealing, Reveling In Einstein's Relativity

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Emma and Christopher Winfield at their home in Cape Coral, Fla., on Sept. 3. Their son, U.S. Army Spc. Adam Winfield, is accused of murdering civilians during his deployment to Afghanistan, a charge he and his family firmly refute. Erik Kellar/AP hide caption

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Father: Army Ignored Complaints Of Afghan Slayings

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Manhattan Meets Grimm In Book Of 'Modern Fairies'

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As a boy, Robert Plant marveled at the voices of Smokey Robinson and James Brown on the radio. Getty Images hide caption

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Robert Plant: Born In England; Made In America

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Lies, Damned Lies, And 'Proofiness'

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The Frankfurt Kitchen, designed by Austrian Margarete (Grete) Schuette-Lihotzky in 1926. Courtesy MoMA hide caption

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A Kitchen Revolution Aimed At Freeing Women

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Cardinal John Henry Newman, who died in 1890, is one step closer to sainthood. But some people are questioning his relationship with his friend Ambrose St. John. Herbert Barraud/Henry Guttmann/Getty Images hide caption

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Was Cardinal John Henry Newman Gay?

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Whither Small Businesses? The Debate Over Tax Cuts

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