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Japanese Prime Minister Yukio Hatoyama (center) leaves his official residence in Tokyo on Wednesday after announcing to the media that he is resigning. Kiyoshi Ota/Getty Images hide caption

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Japan's Prime Minister Resigns Over U.S. Base

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Former Ill. Gov. Rod Blagojevich, left, calls out U.S. Attorney Patrick Fitzgerald and defends his wife during a Chicago news conference with his legal team in April. Standing with Blagojevich is attorney Sam Adam. Rex Arbogast/AP hide caption

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Law

Corruption Trial To Start For Ex-Ill. Gov. Blagojevich

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Corruption Trial To Start For Ex-Ill. Gov. Blagojevich

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Falcon 9 flight hardware goes through final integration at SpaceX's Cape Canaveral launch site in Florida. SpaceX hide caption

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Space

Falcon 9: A Future Space Taxi?

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Falcon 9: A Future Space Taxi?

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Tiny metal electrodes are attached to Albert Einstein's head to pick up impulses from his brain and to magnify and record them for study in 1950 in Princeton, N.J. Dr. Alejandro Arellano kneels beside him. AP/NAP hide caption

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Einstein's Brain Unlocks Some Mysteries Of The Mind

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Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki, seen here in August 2009, remains confident his alliance will retain the premiership despite finishing second in the election. Khalid Mohammed/AP hide caption

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Results Certified, Iraqi Parties Jockey For Control

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Big-Ticket Items: The new Cape Town Stadium (above, during a light test last fall) was finished at the end of 2009; King Shaka International Airport (below), which cost an estimated $1 billion, opened in May. South Africa is also completing a high-speed-train line for the World Cup. Dan Kitwood/Getty Images hide caption

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Sweetness And Light

Deford On South Africa: The Big Stage Is Pricey

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Deford On South Africa: The Big Stage Is Pricey

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