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UPS was among the top scorers in a new index ranking companies on political transparency and accountability.

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More Corporations Shed Light On Political Spending

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Residents wade along a flooded street on the outskirts of Bangkok on Thursday. Clambering aboard bamboo rafts and army trucks, residents fled their homes as high waters moved closer to the heart of the city.

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Bangkok At Risk Of Its Worst Flooding In Decades

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This office chair was custom-built by a company called ErgoGenesis for a client who exceeded the 600-pound limit of its other chairs. It cost $1,800.

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Workplaces Feel The Impact of Obesity

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For Beyond the Sun, Chris Isaak picked classic songs that he'd been singing his whole life.

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Chris Isaak Pays Tribute To Sun Studio's Golden Years

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Ashrita Furman, seen here trying to break his own Guinness World Record for underwater juggling, currently holds the record for holding the most world records, at 119. But even Furman has had record ideas rejected, such as balancing the most salt shakers on an edge.

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No, You Can't: World Record Ideas That Didn't Cut It

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A teacher walks by during a parade in the northern Greek city of Thessaloniki on Thursday. Parades were held across Greece on Thursday to mark the 61st anniversary of the country's resistance to Axis forces, which dragged Greece into World War II. Some bystanders also seized the opportunity to shout anti-austerity slogans.

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Greeks Fear They Are Losing Their Sovereignty

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Auguste Rodin's The Thinker, shown outside the Detroit Institute of Arts, depicts a man engaged in what Daniel Kahneman might describe as System 2 — or slow, deliberative — thinking.

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'Fast And Slow': Pondering The Speed Of Thought

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Rep. Allen West, R-Fla., shown in July, has drawn controversy for his comments about Islam. A Muslim activist in South Florida has devoted himself to challenging West's views.

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Muslim Activist Challenges Fla. Republican's Views

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