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An investigative report found that less than a third of Pakistani lawmakers filed tax returns for 2011. The report said Pakistan's President Asif Ali Zardari, photographed in Paris in December, did not file a return, though his spokesman says he did. Kenzo Tribouillard/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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In Pakistan, Tax Evaders Are Everywhere — Government Included

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CIA operative Joseph Bradley (Kyle Chandler) discusses a sensitive operation with Dan (Jason Clarke). Jonathan Olley/Sony Pictures hide caption

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Shedding Grim Light On A 'Dark' Story

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It's the End of the World and We Know It (And I Feel fine) The String Quartet
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Robert Bork, nominated by President Reagan to the Supreme Court, is sworn in before the Senate Judiciary Committee at his confirmation hearing, Sept. 15, 1987. John Duricka/AP hide caption

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Robert Bork's Supreme Court Nomination 'Changed Everything, Maybe Forever'

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"We're holding up the best that we can" after Friday's shootings, says Sandy Hook volunteer firefighter Anthony "Chip" Carpenter. David Schaper/NPR hide caption

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For Sandy Hook's First Responders, Trauma Lingers With Painful Reminders

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People gather for a prayer vigil at St. Rose Church in Newtown, Conn., on Dec. 14. In the aftermath of such tragedies, many people ask how a benevolent God and suffering can coexist. Emmanuel Dunand/Getty Images hide caption

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Newtown Tragedy: Would A Good God Allow Such Evil?

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The U.S. Army distributed a monthly pinup calendar to GIs, which encouraged them to protect themselves from malaria-carrying mosquitoes. Cartoon by Frank Mack for the U.S. Army./Courtesy of the Images from the History of Medicine. hide caption

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How The U.S. Stopped Malaria, One Cartoon At A Time

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Homeboy Sandman: A Rapper Leaves Law Behind

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Maria (Naomi Watts) and her family, including her son Lucas (Tom Holland), fight to survive when they are caught in the 2004 Indian Ocean tsunami. Jose Haro/Summit Entertainment hide caption

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Naomi Watts, Mulling 'The Impossible'

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