Is Honest Abe's Stovepipe Hat A Fake?

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French Justice Minister Christiane Taubira speaks to the French National Assembly on Jan. 29, the first day of debate on the government project to legalize same-sex marriage and adoption for same-sex couples. Remy de la Mauviniere/AP hide caption

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Vive La Scandale! French Lawmakers Caught In The Act (Of Playing Scrabble)

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History Sometimes Rewards Those Who Are Sidelined

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Hans Massaquoi told his story in Destined to Witness: Growing up Black in Nazi Germany. The former managing editor of Ebony magazine died on his 87th birthday last Saturday. Matthew P. D'Agostino/AP hide caption

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'Ebony' Editor Began Life Black In Nazi Germany

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It costs more than a penny to make a penny, and more than a dime to make a nickel. Would it make better business sense to simply round up? iStockphoto.com hide caption

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A Thought That's Worth More Than A Penny (Or A Nickel)

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Cheating Might Buy Home Runs, But No Hall Of Fame

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The photo that touched many hearts: New York City Police Officer Lawrence DePrimo gives a shoeless man a pair of boots on a frigid night last month. Jennifer Foster/NYPD via Facebook hide caption

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A N.Y. Cop's Good Intentions, Complicated Results

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The satirical news source The Onion named North Korean Supreme Leader Kim Jong Un 2012's Sexiest Man Alive. Ed Jones/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Sexiest Man Alive Gets 'The Onion' Taken Seriously

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Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr. speaks to constituents in Chicago in 2009. Jackson resigned from Congress on Wednesday, following a hospitalization and an investigation into misuse of campaign funds. Scott Olson/Getty Images hide caption

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Jesse Jackson Jr.: Great Hopes And Disappointments

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Food Network star Guy Fieri just opened a new restaurant in Times Square. New York Times restaurant critic Pete Wells isn't a fan, so why did he eat there in the first place? Jeff Christensen/AP hide caption

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If The Pretzel Chicken Isn't Awesome, Why Review It?

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From left, Sens. Max Baucus (D-Mont.), Orrin Hatch (R-Utah) and Sen. Jim Webb (D-Va.) await President Obama's State of the Union address in January 2011, when a bipartisan seating arrangement symbolically suggested a more cooperative spirit among lawmakers. Brendan Smialowski/Getty Images hide caption

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Making A Case For Closer Contact In Congress

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First responders rescue flood-stranded people from a sodden neighborhood in Little Ferry, N.J., on Tuesday. Craig Ruttle/AP hide caption

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Emergency Workers Heroes Even Before Sandy

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Frank Tanabe votes via absentee ballot with the help of his daughter, Barbara (left) and wife, Setsuko, in Honolulu on Oct. 17. He died the following week. Irene Tanabe/AP hide caption

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WWII Veteran Fought To Cast His Last Vote

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Beware Election-Year 'Scam PACS'

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British pirate radio broadcaster Paddy Roy Bates with his wife, Joan, and daughter, Penny, in 1966. Evening Standard/Getty Images hide caption

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The Pirate Prince Of Sealand, Remembered

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