President Obama shakes hands with President Lee Myung-bak of South Korea during talks in Seoul on Thursday. Beneath the friendly photo-op, failure to conclude a free-trade pact between the two countries portends trouble for the G-20 summit.
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A homeowner fills out a form to request mortgage information at a Fannie Mae Mortgage Help Center in Culver City, Calif. Politicians and economists are debating the merits of a grand plan to offer many homeowners the opportunity to refinance.
Big Or Small, It's The Same Physics: A lion drinks by touching its tongue to the water surface and then drawing it up rapidly. That forms a small column of water in the air the cat can catch in its mouth. The bigger the cat, the slower the lapping.
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Security at airports like Duesseldorf International Airport in Germany was stepped up after the foiled cargo bomb plot was revealed. U.S. intelligence officials say the plot reveals that al-Qaida's central leadership is cooperating more with the group's affiliates.
Sgt. Major Yolanda Mayo is a Marine reservist who has done three tours of duty in Iraq as a public affairs officer. Even though it was a constant juggling act, she says, she's proud of her service. "You can kind of have it all -- you can be a mom, you can be a wife, and you can be a Marine, a soldier, an airman, whatever you choose," she says.
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