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President Obama, with daughters Sasha and Malia, at last year's turkey pardoning ceremony. Pablo Martinez Monsivais/AP hide caption

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Tough Turkey: People Have A Harder Time Getting Pardons Under Obama

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'S Equals Zero Kodomo
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Bootie Beat Shawn Lee & Clutchy Hopkins
The Blob Duke Levine
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Ken Chaya created a map that charts every single tree in New York's Central Park. He stands next to one of the thousands of trees uprooted by Sandy. Margot Adler/NPR hide caption

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Thousands Of Trees Gone, Ripped Out By Sandy

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Students demand the reopening of the Farooqi Girls High School in Lahore, Pakistan, in early November. A mob attacked the school in October, accusing a teacher of insulting the Prophet Muhammad. It takes just one accusation to lead to an arrest under Pakistan's stringent blasphemy laws. Arif Ali/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Blasphemy Charges On The Rise In Pakistan

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Small Fries Karate
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Ernossi Ernest Ranglin

Two weeks after Election Day, the results are almost final. It appears the U.S. House of Representatives will be filled with 234 Republicans and 201 Democrats, though the outcome is not yet official in two states. Brendan Hoffman/Getty Images hide caption

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Democrats Poised To Pick Up Seats In Final House Tally

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Chelovek I Koshka Nol'
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Na Neblina [In the Fog] Suba
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Students in environmental science professor Jeffery Stone's class watch as a seismic shaker truck rolls through Indiana State University's campus. Tony Campbell/Courtesy of Indiana State University hide caption

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There's Oil On Them Thar Campuses!

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What About RH+
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Fumando Captain Planet
Intermission Brian Setzer
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A pilot program in Mississippi requires low-income parents who receive subsidized child care to submit to biometric finger scans like this one, at Northtown Child Development Center in Jackson. Some parents and day care workers say the rule is unnecessary and discriminatory, but state officials say it will save money and prevent fraud. Kathy Lohr/NPR hide caption

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Fingerprint Scans Create Unease For Poor Parents

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Greg Taylor holds up his release papers after he was unanimously exonerated by a three-judge panel in Raleigh, N.C., in 2010. Taylor, who had been in prison since 1993 for murder, is now suing several people who worked at a crime lab, claiming their erroneous findings landed him in jail. Shawn Rocco/AP hide caption

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Scandals Call Into Question Crime Labs' Oversight

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Floratone Floratone

Tired of boorish behavior, the mayor of Brussels pushed for a new law that imposes stiff fines for infractions ranging from sexist, racist or homophobic comments to failing to clean up after your dog. Dean Mouhtaropoulos/Getty Images hide caption

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In Brussels, Be Kind ... Or Be Fined

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Son of Thirteen Pat Metheny Trio
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Knocker Stanton Moore
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Julie Klausner has written for television, traditional media, new media, and Joan Rivers. But she's also a very popular comedy podcaster — a job that, only a few years ago, barely existed. Ari Scott/Julie Klausner hide caption

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Making The Comedy Podcast: Julie Klausner's Life Of Conversation

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Detroit Marcus Miller

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