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Oil tankers sit at a NATO supply terminal in the southern Pakistani port city of Karachi on Feb. 9. In November, Pakistan's government shut down the main routes for bringing supplies to U.S. and NATO troops in Afghanistan. Masroor/Xinhua/Landov hide caption

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U.S., Pakistan At Impasse Over Afghan Supply Routes

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This giant squid was caught about 10 miles off the shores of Oahu, Hawaii, in 1981. The pupil of its eye measured more than 3.5 inches across. Current Biology hide caption

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Current Biology

Animals

Just How Big Are The Eyes Of A Giant Squid?

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Just How Big Are The Eyes Of A Giant Squid?

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The U.S. Department of Agriculture says it will give schools alternatives to ground beef made with what critics have called "pink slime." mcnsonbrg@yahoo.com/iStockphoto.com hide caption

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The Salt

USDA To Give Schools More Ground Beef Choices After Outcry Over 'Pink Slime'

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USDA To Give Schools More Ground Beef Choices After Outcry Over 'Pink Slime'

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A family of Syrian refugees in a camp set up near the Jordanian city of Mafraq, near the Syrian border. Jordan has welcomed Syrian refugees, but has limited resources to help them. Khalil Mazraawi/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Middle East

For Fleeing Syrians, Jordan Offers Bare-Bones Refuge

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For Fleeing Syrians, Jordan Offers Bare-Bones Refuge

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Syrians and Turks show their support for Syrian President Bashar Assad in Turkey's southern city of Antakya on Feb. 19. Assad is a member of the minority Alawite religious sect, and many Alawites on both sides of the border support him. Zohra Bensemra/Reuters /Landov hide caption

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Middle East

Along Syrian Border, Turks Torn By Divided Loyalties

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Along Syrian Border, Turks Torn By Divided Loyalties

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Then-Sen. Ted Stevens, R-Alaska, in 2008. Alex Wong/Getty Images hide caption

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Report: Prosecutors Hid Evidence In Ted Stevens Case

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A homemade bumper sticker on the back of a car during a Tea Party rally in Concord, N.H., Romney appeared on Sept. 4. Justin Sullivan/Getty Images hide caption

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Mitt Romney

For Appeal To Future, Romney's Rhetoric Looks Back

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For Appeal To Future, Romney's Rhetoric Looks Back

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A forensic scientist processes DNA samples at the New York State Police lab in Albany. Mike Groll/AP hide caption

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N.Y. Passes DNA Requirement For Convicted Criminals

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