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The producers behind Gran Torino, starring Clint Eastwood (left) and Bee Vang, were lured to Michigan thanks to nearly $100 million in tax credits the state first offered in 2008. Anthony Michael Rivetti/Warner Bros. Pictures hide caption

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As Detroit Woos Hollywood, Opposition Mounts

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A special tribunal set up by Afghan President Hamid Karzai has urged the president to delay the opening of Afghanistan's parliament, four months after the country's disputed elections. Majid Saeedi/Getty Images hide caption

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More Delays Plague Opening Of Afghan Parliament

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Southerners living in Jabarona, many of them Christian, pack up to head back to their homeland in the south. Many say they can't stay for fear of a backlash by the Sudanese government and its security forces after the referendum. Soraya Sarhaddi Nelson/NPR hide caption

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Christians Flock To South Sudan, Fear Future In North

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Wilfrid Sheed, author of a wide range of books, novels and nonfiction, died this week at the age of 80. He was born in London in 1930 into a literary family; his parents founded the prominent Catholic publishing house Sheed & Ward. Leonard McComb/Time & Life Pictures/Getty Images hide caption

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Wilfrid Sheed, Writer Of Wit And Faith, Dies At 80

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The decorated nest of an 11-year-old black kite. At this age, kites typically decorate their nest exuberantly. F. Sergio/AAAS/Science hide caption

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Elaborate Nest Decorations Show Bird's Vitality

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Chinese President Hu Jintao speaks during a luncheon for corporate and policy leaders co-hosted by the U.S.-China Business Council and the National Committee on U.S.-China Relations in Washington on Thursday, at the end of his visit to the U.S. capital. Saul Loeb/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Hu's Visit Yields Modest Results For Both U.S., China

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Head coach Rex Ryan and kicker Nick Folk celebrate with New York Jets fans after a regular-season win over Buffalo on January 2, 2011 in East Rutherford, N.J. Al Bello/Getty Images hide caption

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Meet Rex Ryan, The Brash Guy Who Fires Up The Jets

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