Gerardus Mercator's maps gave us a truer view of our world and the means to explore it. Library of Congress hide caption

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He Mapped The World, And We Saw Ourselves

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Six U.S. Secret Service agents have lost their jobs so far after a prostitution scandal that took place at the Hotel Caribe in Cartagena, Colombia, just before President Obama's arrival at the Summit of the Americas conference earlier this month. Manuel Pedraza/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Prostitution's Real Casualties Aren't Secret Service

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Red chairs fill a main street in Sarajevo on Friday as the city marks the 20th anniversary of the start of the Bosnian war. Officials lined up 11,541 chairs in 825 rows to represent the 11,541 Sarajevans who were killed during the siege. Amel Emric/AP hide caption

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Bosnia Remembers When The World Looked Away

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Food professionals will tell you: Eating asks a lot of your body. iStockphoto.com hide caption

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Beef, Tarantula And Gout: Food Critics Suffer, Too

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Atheists Seek Acceptance Following Hearts, Not Faith

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Actress Junie Hoang is going to court because her IMDB profile reveals her age. IMDB hide caption

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Actress Sues IMDB, But It's Internet Privacy On Trial

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Not even pets can hide from the political caterwauling; a superPAC has attacked the candidacy of Hank the Cat. YouTube hide caption

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Politics Gets Dirtier: Attack Ad Goes After Cat

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Protesters demonstrate against Foxconn, which manufactures Apple products in China, outside an Apple retail outlet in Hong Kong. Antony Dickson/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Other People's Atrocities: None Of Our Business?

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Marine Lt. Col. John Glenn demonstrates operations inside a Mercury capsule on Jan. 11, 1961. AP hide caption

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John Glenn, A Hero Well Before Orbiting Earth

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Ralph Nader's $2,680 Airplane Aisle Seat

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Trainers help Cleveland Browns quarterback Colt McCoy after he took a hit during a game in December. In a series of interviews with The Associated Press, 23 of 44 NFL players said they would try to hide a brain injury rather than leave a game. Don Wright/AP hide caption

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Wait A Second, And What Else To Do With It

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Zambia's tourism minister Given Lubinda bungee-jumped off of a bridge at Victoria Falls to invite tourists back. ITN News via YouTube hide caption

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Zambian Official Jumps Off Bridge For His Country

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Participants recite the Pledge of Allegiance during the Hillsborough County Republican Gala Friday in Nashua, New Hampshire. Alex Wong/Getty Images hide caption

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A Primary Role: Small States Earn Those Big Stakes

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