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President Obama may have to "destroy" the Republican image to be re-elected, says Republican strategist Ed Rogers. David Karp/AP hide caption

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Barack Obama

Obama Seeks To Rekindle Campaign Passion In 2012

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Obama Seeks To Rekindle Campaign Passion In 2012

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A protester shouts as Egyptian soldiers stand guard behind barbed wire at the Defense Ministry in Cairo on July 23. Egyptians say their revolution is still not complete, but they believe they are setting the tone for the region. Mohamed Hossam/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Middle East

Egyptians See Their Revolution As Barometer

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Egyptians See Their Revolution As Barometer

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The Co-Op School

Planet Money

Preschool: The Best Job-Training Program

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Preschool: The Best Job-Training Program

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Children play with blue foam building blocks at the Blue School in New York City on March 31. The private preschool was founded by members of the Blue Man Group who wanted to send their own children to a school they felt supported creativity. Mark Lennihan/AP hide caption

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Pregnancy And Childbirth: Business And Economics

In Manhattan, Preschool Interviews Induce Anxiety

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In Manhattan, Preschool Interviews Induce Anxiety

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Best Buds From Back In The Day: Ernie and Bert on the set of Sesame Street in 1970, the year after it premiered. Children's Television Workshop/Getty Images hide caption

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Pop Culture

They're Just Best Friends. That's It. Seriously

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They're Just Best Friends. That's It. Seriously

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If the audience is uncomfortable watching The Help, that's appropriate, says actress Octavia Spencer: "People lived this discomfort." Spencer plays Minny Jackson — an African-American maid in 1960s Mississippi — in the film adaptation of Kathryn Stockett's controversial novel. Dale Robinette/Dreamworks Pictures hide caption

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Octavia Spencer: You Can't 'Help' But Feel This Film

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The end of the line for the Euro: fact or fiction? Getty Images hide caption

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Planet Money

'The End Of The Line For The Euro'

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'The End Of The Line For The Euro'

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Texas Gov. Rick Perry speaks at the Texas Education Agency Administrators' Midwinter Conference in Austin, Texas, in 2001. Deborah Cannon/AP hide caption

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Rick Perry

The Lone Star State Beginnings Of Rick Perry

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The Lone Star State Beginnings Of Rick Perry

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A Meeting Of Great Minds: During his 1966 visit to South Africa, Sen. Robert F. Kennedy met with anti-apartheid activist Chief Luthuli and later spoke publicly about their meeting. Because of a government ban on media coverage of Luthuli, it was the first news many had of their leader in more than five years. Shoreline Productions hide caption

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Remembering RFK's Visit To 'The Land Of Apartheid'

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