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Elizabeth Warren speaks in October during a debate for the U.S. Senate seat in Massachusetts held by Republican Scott Brown. The race has become a contest of who is the "real" populist. Elise Amendola/AP hide caption

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Mass. Senate Race A Battle Over Who's More Populist

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Air travel contributes only 2 to 4 percent of carbon dioxide emissions worldwide. A new ruling says airlines flying into and out of European airports will have to pay a price for the carbon dioxide they emit from burning jet fuel. Above, a plane takes off from the Geneva airport last year. Fabrice Coffrini/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Turbulence As EU Court OKs Fee On Plane Emissions

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Los Angeles, No. 2 Brad Mehldau
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There Will Always Be Someone Behind You Maserati

The young journalist Tintin (Jamie Bell, left) and the permanently drunk Captain Haddock (Andy Serkis) go on a global treasure chase in The Adventures of Tintin: Secret of the Unicorn. WETA Digital Ltd. hide caption

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Stirring Adventures, At Home (In A Zoo) And Abroad

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Beanstalk Jeff Parker
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What Strikes the Clock? Ensemble Galilei
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Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad regularly defends his country's nuclear program despite international criticism. The president is shown here on a visit to Varamin, south of Tehran, on Wednesday. Atta Kenare/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Iran And Its Rivals Dig In On Nuclear Dispute

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The Last Fool Orgone
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Cornbread Kevin McKendree
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Glenn Close portrays a woman quietly living as a man in 19th-century Ireland. The character, Albert Nobbs, worked and saved money to avoid the wave of poverty plaguing the country at the time. Patrick Redmond/ hide caption

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Glenn Close Finds Chemistry In Role Of Albert Nobbs

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Revolting Children Matilda
Fat, Furious and Fluffy Roots of Orchis
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The Charmer Joey Calderazzo
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Park Sang-nak, a North Korean defector, displays anti-North Korea leaflets before sending them by balloon into North Korea, at Imjinggak peace park in South Korea near the Demilitarized Zone dividing the two Koreas on Wednesday. Defectors from the North are hoping the death of North Korean leader Kim Jong Il may provide an opportunity for political change. Yang Hoi-Sung/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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With Kim's Death, Defectors See Chance For Change

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Sonata in D major Op.1 No.13 HWV 371: Allegro Andrew Manze / Richard Egarr
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The flower auction house in Aalsmeer, the Netherlands, is one of the largest in the world — and a part of the country's strong export base. As Europe's debt crisis continues, the Dutch economy is feeling the effects of being heavily reliant on world trade. Pan Zhi/Xinhua /Landov hide caption

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Tied To Trade, Dutch Economy Falls With The Tide

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Greek demonstrators protest in Athens on Nov. 8. Similar economic crises in Argentina and Uruguay a decade ago may be instructive for Greece today. Orestis Panagiotou/EPA /Landov hide caption

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What Greece Can Learn From South America

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Mi Declaración Vinicius Cantuária & Bill Frisell
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Jingle Bells Shawn Lee Ping Pong Orchestra
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John Oates (left) and Daryl Hall (right) of pop duo Hall & Oates, seen here in 1987. These days, they're available on your phone. Dave Hogan/Hulton Archive/Getty Images hide caption

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Callin' Oates: The Hotline You Don't Need (But Might Call Anyway)

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Revolting Children Matilda
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