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Russian President Dmitry Medvedev visits a new military radar facility in Russia's western Kaliningrad region on Nov. 29. He said it showed Russia's readiness to respond to the U.S. missile defense system planned in Europe. Mikhail Klimentyev/AP hide caption

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U.S., Russia To Raise Differences On Missile Defense

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A Predator drone takes off on a U.S. Customs Border Protection mission from Fort Huachuca, Ariz. Ross D. Franklin/AP hide caption

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National

Look, Up In The Sky! It's A Drone, Looking At You

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Look, Up In The Sky! It's A Drone, Looking At You

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President Barack Obama talks about extending payroll tax cuts on Monday in the White House briefing room. Carolyn Kaster/AP hide caption

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It's All Politics

Can Congress Really Compromise On Extending The Payroll Tax Cut?

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Can Congress Really Compromise On Extending The Payroll Tax Cut?

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This year, Tennessee Tech's $35 million in state funding will go up or down based solely on whether students are succeeding. By Brian Stansberry/Wikimedia Commons hide caption

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Education

A Carrot For College Performance: More Money

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A Carrot For College Performance: More Money

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Former Maryland Gov. Bob Ehrlich (center, in the blue shirt) greets voters outside a polling place in Ellicott City, Md., in 2010. Ehrlich campaign manager Paul Schurick is now facing charges for allegedly discouraging voters from going to the polls on Election Day. Carolyn Kaster/AP hide caption

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Maryland Case May Discourage Political Dirty Tricks

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Book Reviews

Book Review: 'The Sojourn'

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Book Review: 'The Sojourn'

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New research suggests that people who are more creative are more likely to cheat. iStockphoto.com hide caption

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Science

For Creative People, Cheating Comes More Easily

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For Creative People, Cheating Comes More Easily

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Herman Cain, who has since suspended his presidential campaign, greets Newt Gingrich upon arriving at CNN's GOP National Security debate in Washington on Nov. 22. Jim Bourg/Reuters /Landov hide caption

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Newt Gingrich

History With Cain May Pay Off For Gingrich

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History With Cain May Pay Off For Gingrich

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Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich, shown at an event on health care on Capitol Hill this March, founded the Center for Health Transformation. Brendan Hoffman/Getty Images hide caption

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Newt Gingrich

Gingrich's Health Care Consultancy: Is It Lobbying?

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Gingrich's Health Care Consultancy: Is It Lobbying?

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This artist's conception illustrates Kepler-22b, a planet known to comfortably circle in the habitable zone of a sun-like star. It is the first planet that NASA's Kepler mission has confirmed to orbit in a star's habitable zone — the region around a star where liquid water, a requirement for life on Earth, could persist. NASA/Ames/JPL-Caltech hide caption

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Space

Found: Earth-Like Planet That Might Be Right For Life

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Found: Earth-Like Planet That Might Be Right For Life

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Garcia's fence, which spans several lots and almost an entire block, runs corner to corner. Kate Davidson/Changing Gears hide caption

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National

In Detroit, Blotting Replaces Squatting

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In Detroit, Blotting Replaces Squatting

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Afghan President Hamid Karzai calls Monday on the international community to keep up its support for Afghanistan. More than 100 countries attended the conference in Bonn, Germany. Oliver Berg/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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World

Afghan President Pleads For Long-Term Aid

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Afghan President Pleads For Long-Term Aid

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Pakistani students protest the cross-border NATO air strike on Pakistani troops, in a march at the U.S. consulate in Karachi, Dec. 2. Pakistan said it could not attend the Bonn conference on Afghanistan unless its security was ensured. Rizwan Tabssum/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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World

Angry Pakistan Boycotts Meeting On Afghanistan

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Angry Pakistan Boycotts Meeting On Afghanistan

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Howard Tate, circa 1970. Michael Ochs/Courtesy of the artist. hide caption

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The Record

Howard Tate, Soul Singer, Dies At 72

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Howard Tate, Soul Singer, Dies At 72

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