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Sen. Chuck Hagel, R-Neb., and then-presidential candidate Barack Obama in Amman, Jordan, in 2008. Paul J. Richards/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Hagel Would Be First Former Enlisted Soldier To Run Pentagon

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Tamales in Ofelio Crespo's home on Dec. 20. Lauren Rock/NPR hide caption

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Christmas A Busy Season For Tamale-Makers

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Ronan at 2 years old. "I know Ronan's purpose in life was to shed light on this disease," says his mother, Maya Thompson. "This is why I will continue to fight for childhood cancer for the rest of my life." Courtesy of Maya Thompson hide caption

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Finding New Meaning In The Loss Of A Son

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Alan Mulally, president and CEO of Ford Motor Co., stands next to the Lincoln MKZ. For the first time ever, Ford will promote the Lincoln brand during the Super Bowl. Shannon Stapleton/Reuters/Landov hide caption

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Detroit Three Look To Revive Their Luxury Brands

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Janet Leigh (Scarlett Johansson), Alfred Hitchcock (Anthony Hopkins) and Alma Reville (Helen Mirren) toast to Psycho in Hitchcock. Suzanne Tenner/Fox Searchlight hide caption

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Fact Checking 'Hitchcock': The Man, The Movie And The Myth

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In March 2011, at the beginning of the Syrian uprising, protester Ibrahim Abazid made a massive white flag out of a sugar sack. This picture of him waving the flag in his hometown of Dera'a became a hugely popular image. Now Abazid hopes to serve on a city council in Dera'a. Courtesy of Ibrahim Abazid hide caption

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As Syrian War Grinds On, A Rebel Keeps Reinventing Himself

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Kenyan Susan Oguya created an app to help farmers in her homeland. Shown here in the office of her company, M-Farm, she also belongs to the group Akirachix, which seeks to bring more Kenyan women into the tech world. Gregory Warner hide caption

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Kenyan Women Create Their Own 'Geek Culture'

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Mourners put decorations on a Christmas tree, part of a memorial in Newtown, Conn. Holiday greetings, toys and cards have flowed into the town, and some residents say the community feels closer-knit since the shooting. Zhang Chuanshi /Xinhua/Landov hide caption

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Pulling Together, Newtown Celebrates Holiday 'As Best We Can'

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Trixie (Helen George, left), Chummy (Miranda Hart), Jenny (Jessica Raine) and Cynthia (Bryony Hannah) are midwives serving London's poor East End in the 1950s. Laurence Cendrowicz/PBS hide caption

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Beyond 'Downton': BBC Shows You May Have Missed

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