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Cocaine seizures are up sharply in Australia, and Mexico's Sinaloa drug cartel is believed to be involved in large-scale smuggling. Authorities seized about 660 pounds of cocaine and more than $3.2 million from a yacht in Bundaberg, Queensland, in November 2011. Four Spanish nationals were arrested. Australian Federal Police/EPA/Landov hide caption

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World

Mexican Drug Cartel Targets Australia

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Mexican Drug Cartel Targets Australia

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New York hotel workers protest at a hearing for former International Monetary Fund chief Dominique Strauss-Kahn in June 2011. Under a new contract, workers will receive "panic buttons" to use if they fear for their safety. They also won several other significant benefits. Nicholas Kamm/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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National

Tourism Boom Pays Off For N.Y. Hotel Union

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Tourism Boom Pays Off For N.Y. Hotel Union

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Traders work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange moments after the opening bell Feb. 24. John Angelillo/UPI/Landov hide caption

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Wall Street Bonuses: The Other Side Of The Story

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Book Reviews

Book Review: 'Arctic Rising'

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Book Review: 'Arctic Rising'

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There were widespread allegations of fraud in Russia's parliamentary polls in December. In advance of Russia's presidential election Sunday, Russian citizens abroad have been allowed to vote early. This woman casts a ballot in Kyrgyzstan on Feb. 26. Vyacheslav Oseledko/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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After Fraud Charges, Russian Election Under Scrutiny

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Q'VIVA! THE CHOSEN: Jennifer Lopez travels through 20 countries to find and showcase the most outstanding Latin singers, dancers and performers in Q'VIVA! THE CHOSEN premiering Saturday, March 3 (8:00-10:00 PM ET/PT) on FOX. Fox hide caption

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Jennifer Lopez In 'Q'Viva': A Talent Search Goes Bilingual, With A Dash Of Drama

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NPR listener Amanda Sauermann has never had horchata, but Vampire Weekend's song of the same name kept her warm during a rough winter. rogerimp via Flickr hide caption

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Heating Up The Kitchen To Vampire Weekend's 'Horchata'

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