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Abigail Fisher, the Texan involved in the University of Texas affirmative action case, accompanied by her attorney Bert Rein, right, talks to reporters outside the Supreme Court in October. Susan Walsh/AP hide caption

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Affirmative Action: Factious Past, Uncertain Future

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You've Got Maelstrom Blockhead

Hundreds gather in Baltimore's harbor Sept. 22 to witness the naturalization of nearly 50 new Americans. Acacia Squires/NPR hide caption

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Baltimore Says, 'Immigrants Welcome'

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Former Illinois Gov. Jim Edgar speaks to reporters at the Illinois State Capitol on Dec. 4, before a Senate vote on a law that would allow undocumented immigrants to obtain driver's licenses. Seth Perlman/AP hide caption

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Ill. Considers Licenses For Undocumented Immigrants

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Apatosaurus (right, opposite a Diplodocus skeleton at the Carnegie Museum of Natural History in Pittsburgh), is what paleontologist Othniel Charles Marsh actually found when he thought he'd discovered the Brontosaurus. Joshua Franzos/Carnegie Museum of Natural History hide caption

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Forget Extinct: The Brontosaurus Never Even Existed

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A Beantown Christmas Auld Lang Syne
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Glenfiddich's Janet Sheed Roberts Reserve. The last bottle goes up for auction on Tuesday. Courtesy Glenfiddich hide caption

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UPDATE: This One Really Is The World's Most Expensive Whisky, We're Told

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On Silfra, violinist Hilary Hahn improvises with prepared pianist Hauschka. DG hide caption

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A Bald Mezzo And Three Shades Of Violin: Classical Favorites From 2012

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Violin Concerto [1. Mirage] Leila Josefowicz, Finnish Radio Symphony Orchestra, Esa-Pekka Salonen (conductor)
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