President Obama speaks at a press conference Friday in Seoul following the summit with his Group of 20 counterparts. Signs of weakening U.S. power on the global stage were evident during Obama's Asia visit.
Iraqi women walk along a street in Baghdad. Human rights groups say girls and young women are often trafficked: with the promise of jobs, money or even love. One young Iraqi woman named Uhud was kidnapped, managed to escape and told her story to NPR.
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Sen. Jim DeMint (R-SC), shown speaking to the Values Voter Summit in Washington in September, has new clout in the Republican Party after backing conservative candidates in the midterm elections.
Ohio Gov.-elect John Kasich (left) answers questions during a news conference. Kasich says he will reject $400 million in federal funds meant to establish high-speed passenger rail service from Cleveland to Columbus and Cincinnati.
Architect Oscar Niemeyer, shown in 1960 in his office with a model of the Cathedral of Brasilia, created from scratch the monumental buildings of the Brazilian capital more than 50 years ago.
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Post-Grad Slump: Director Lena Dunham stars as Aura, a newly single college grad who returns home and finds work at a local restaurant, where the chef (David Call) becomes the object of her affections.
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Lighting Science Group, a small Florida-based company selling its bulbs at Home Depot, is the first firm to manufacture an LED, which costs less than $20 and produces as much light as a 40-watt incandescent bulb.
Artist Maira Kalman set out on a yearlong adventure to paint and write the story of American democracy -- and out of it came the book And The Pursuit Of Happiness, a quirky, graphic diary with vivid paintings and whimsical handwritten text.