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Chicago teen Herbie Pulgar won the city's art contest for vehicle stickers with this design. But the city, concerned that the design depicts gang signs, has decided not to use it. City of Chicago Clerk's Office hide caption

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Gang Signs And A Sticker: Chicago Pulls Teen's Design

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Potato Hole Booker T. Jones & Booker T
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Hey Ya Booker T. Jones

Peeled persimmon is a traditional food of Tohoku. Kyodo /Landov hide caption

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More Than Miso: Food Writer In Japan Records Struggling Region's Cuisine

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Over Bowls Of Soup, Donors Find Recipe For Change

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Jack and Ginger The Bo-Keys
Small Fries Karate
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Bishops Stand Strong Against Birth Control Mandate

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GOP presidential candidates (from left) Rick Santorum, Newt Gingrich, Mitt Romney and Ron Paul place their hands over their hearts during the national anthem at the start of a debate in Florida last month. Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images hide caption

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The GOP Elixir: Candidates Campaign On Tax Cuts

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Havana Heat: The title characters meet cute and swing hard in Chico and Rita, an animated love story with an infectious Latin groove. GKIDS hide caption

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'Chico And Rita' And All That Jazz

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Revolting Children Matilda
Electric Door Bell Machine Garage a Trois
We Are Fine Sharon Van Etten
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Places Brad Mehldau
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A for-sale sign hangs in front of a Homestead, Fla., home. In 2009, Florida lawyer Tom Ice deposed a bank employee who admitted to signing hundreds of mortgage documents in a day without reading them. J. Pat Carter/AP hide caption

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Birthplace Of 'Robo-Signing' Eyes Deal Critically

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King of Diamonds Motopony
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Charley's Prelude Don Byron
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President Hugo Chavez waves during a military parade in Caracas, Venezuela, to commemorate the 20th anniversary of a failed coup attempt he led. After battling cancer last year, Chavez has returned to his high-profile, fiery ways. Ariana Cubillos/AP hide caption

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Fighting Fit, Venezuela's Chavez Roars Back

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Neph Trombone Shorty
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Turn It Up Shitake Monkey

Gov. Chris Gregoire (left) embraces Rep. Jamie Pedersen, a Seattle Democrat, after the Washington state House voted Wednesday to legalize gay marriage. Elaine Thompson/AP hide caption

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Gay Marriage Opponents Take Battle To The Ballot

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Dory's Day Out Garage a Trois
Life in Mono [Sweat Band Mix] Mono
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Hi Roller The Bo-Keys
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George Clooney as Matt King, Shailene Woodley as Alexandra King, and Nick Krause as Sid in The Descendants. Universal Pictures hide caption

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George Clooney On Acting, Fame, And Putting Down Your Cellphone Camera

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Revolting Children Matilda
Patricia Ry Cooder & Manuel Galbán
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