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President Obama delivers a speech on Mideast and North Africa policy at the State Department on Thursday. The president says economic reform will be crucial to the spread of democracy throughout the region. Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images hide caption

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Getting Real About Funding Mideast Reform

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Magic Bill Frisell
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Two Step Pacha Massive
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Contestants Emily Garvin and Kalynn Higginbotham pose during the Miss Shrimp Festival pageant in Fernandina Beach, Fla. Helmut Albrecht/Slices of Life Photostudio hide caption

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Finding Beauty In A Small-Town Pageant

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No Sleep Mike Elizondo, Jose Antonio Pasillas II et. al.

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Priscilla Ahn: A Rising Star's Modest Approach

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It's the End of the World as We Know It (And I Feel Fine) REM
Answer Me Ticklah & Victor Axelrod
Groove Holmes Beastie Boys
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