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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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Obama Seeks To Rekindle Campaign Passion In 2012

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Ring-A-Ding Ding Frank Sinatra
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Layin' a Strip for the Higher State Line The Bad Plus

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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Egyptians See Their Revolution As Mideast Barometer

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Paper Scissors Stone Portico Quartet
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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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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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They're Just Best Friends. That's It. Seriously

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Drinking They Might Be Giants

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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Stir It Up Monty Alexander
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1981 James Farm
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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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The Lone Star State Beginnings Of Rick Perry

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Born Again Cory Chisel and the Wandering Sons
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Straight, No Chaser Keith Jarrett
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CHISA ABDULLAH IBRAHIM AND EKAYA

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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Bookends Pullman & Ken Brown
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