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Voters stand at the voting booths inside the gymnasium at West Ashley Middle School in Charleston, S.C., in January 2008. This year, South Carolina passed a law requiring voters to show a government-issued photo ID at the polls. It still needs approval from the U.S. Justice Department, but it has voting rights advocates worried.

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Opponents Say S.C.'s Voting Law Unfair For The Poor

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Owner Eric Jensen examines cantaloupe on the Jensen Farms near Holly, Colo., last month.

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FDA Probe Points To Cantaloupe Packing Plant As Source Of Listeria

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Syrian women stroll past posters of President Bashar Assad in Damascus on Monday. Assad has relied heavily on his security forces as he battles an uprising now in its eighth month.

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In Syria, Can The President Outlast The Protesters?

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Colin Laws mans an Internet live-stream station in Zuccotti Park near Wall Street. He says he was inspired in part to join the protests by Hero Vincent, another member of the group's Livestream team.

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The Informal Media Team Behind Occupy Wall Street

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Zhou Youguang, founder of the Pinyin system of romanizing the Chinese language, has published 10 books since turning 100, some reflecting his critical views of the Chinese government. Shown here in his book-lined study, the outspoken Zhou has witnessed a century of change in China.

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At 105, Chinese Linguist Now A Government Critic

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Sam Mullet, father of two of the three men arrested for allegedly going into the home of other Amish and cutting their hair and beards, is seen outside his home in Bergholz, Ohio. Some who have left Mullet's community have accused him of abuse.

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Amish Reel From Bizarre Beard-Cutting Attacks

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A sign warning motorists that exotic animals are on the loose rests on I-70 Wednesday, Oct. 19.

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Posse Kills, Captures Escaped Animals; Monkey Still Loose

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Meg Wolitzer is also the author of The Uncoupling. She lives in New York.

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Quit Playing Games With Scrabble!

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Sproul Plaza at the University of California, Berkeley. Tuition at U.C. Berkeley was about $700 a year in the 1970s. Today, families pay over $15,000 per year to attend.

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Why Is College So Expensive?

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