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President Obama talks with actor George Clooney during a White House meeting about Sudan in 2010. The president is attending a fundraiser at Clooney's house Thursday, along with a few sweepstakes winners. Pete Souza/The White House hide caption

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Obama Lures Donors With A Hollywood Sweepstakes

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Heart Shaped Box Christopher O'Riley
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A pair of powerful bombs killed more than 50 people on the outskirts of Damascus on Thursday. This photo released by the official Syrian news agency SANA shows the aftermath. The blasts were the latest blow to a collapsing peace plan. SANA/AP hide caption

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As Syrian Peace Plan Crumbles, What's Next?

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Layers of earthquake-twisted ground are seen where the 14 freeway crosses the San Andreas Fault near Palmdale, Calif. The San Andreas Fault, like the kind that caused the huge earthquake off the coast of Indonesia, is a strike-slip fault, where the tectonic plates slide past each other. David McNew/Getty Images hide caption

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Why Was A Huge 'Rogue Earthquake' Not Destructive?

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Swamp Fox Tom Taylor
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Low Dylan LeBlanc
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Thomas Jefferson's garden at Monticello served as an experimental laboratory for garden vegetables from around the world. Leonard Phillips/Thomas Jefferson Foundation at Monticello hide caption

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Thomas Jefferson's Vegetable Garden: A Thing Of Beauty And Science

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DREAMING OF THE SKYWAY ADAM RUDOLPH'S MOVING PICTURES
Los Angeles, No. 2 Brad Mehldau
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Muslim and Christian women team up to try everything imaginable to distract their men from war in the Lebanese film Where Do We Go Now? Director and actress Nadine Labaki plays the lead role of Amale. Rudy Bou Chebel/Sony Pictures Classic hide caption

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'Where Do We Go?' Lebanese Women Pave The Way

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Tales of the Sahara Ihsan Al Munzer
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Lost Bridges T.H. White & White, T.H.

Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney greets supporters at a campaign stop in Omaha, Neb.,on Thursday. Jae C. Hong/AP hide caption

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Romney's Views On Gay Marriage: Also Evolving?

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Durang's Hornpipe Joel Mabus
Hard Sole Shoe Jenny Scheinman

Fullerton police officer Manuel Ramos at the preliminary hearing in the death of Kelly Thomas, a mentally ill homeless man. Ramos and fellow officer Jay Cicinelli will stand trial for Thomas' death. Getty Images hide caption

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Cops To Stand Trial In Homeless Man's Beating Death

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O Dromos Gia Tin Olympia (The Road to Olympia) Michalis Terzis
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The Spanish government took a controlling stake in Bankia, the country's fourth-largest bank and largest real estate lender, on Wednesday. Paul Hanna/Reuters /Landov hide caption

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Trying To Avoid Bailout, Spain Takes On Ailing Banks

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HAND IN HAND OREGON

Huge belches of steam, smoke and flames rise from the smokestacks on Michigan's Zug Island. Residents of Windsor, Ontario, say they can hear a humming coming from the man-made island. Patricia Drury via Flickr hide caption

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Hear That? Annoying Hum Has Canada Making Noise

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Lanzarote Brian Eno
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There Will Always Be Someone Behind You Maserati
Senia's Lament Jerry Douglas
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