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Even though Facebook remains wildly popular, a number of startup social networks are trying to woo people with the promise of better privacy controls. Nicholas Kamm/AFP hide caption

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New Networks Target Discomfort With Facebook

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Our brains have chemical pathways that make us feel good when we eat, and really good when we eat sweet or fatty foods with high calories. Scientists see these same chemical pathways used in cases of drug addiction. Paul Ellis/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Overeating, Like Drug Use, Rewards And Alters Brain

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In exile since 2008, former Pakistani President Pervez Musharraf has announced his return to politics with the launch of a new political party and a potential run for the presidency. Here, he addresses members of the British Pakistani community in Birmingham in October. Dan Kitwood/Getty Images hide caption

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Musharraf May Gamble On Return To Pakistan

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Experts say it's nearly impossible to address U.S. fiscal problems without coming to terms with Medicare. The program provides coverage to 47 million Americans, consumes 12 percent of the federal budget and accounts for $1 of every $5 spent on health care each year. Its future includes 78 million baby boomers. Kirby Hamilton/iStockphoto.com hide caption

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Medicare Key To Conquering Deficit Dilemma

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Aaron Hofer, 27, of Bayou La Batre, Ala., has been largely out of work since the BP oil spill. The Iraq veteran and fourth-generation shrimper says if it wasn't for his children, he probably would have already committed suicide. Debbie Elliott/NPR hide caption

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BP Spill Psychological Scars Similar To Exxon Valdez

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Cornfields in Malawi, like this one, can be used to grow legumes such as pigeon peas, which replenish the soil and are more nutritious than corn. Michelly Rall/Getty Images hide caption

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In Malawi, A Greener Revolution Aligns Diet And Land

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Job applicants stand in a snaking line in Hanahan, S.C., in April 2009 as they wait to get into a job fair. A short-term extension of jobless benefits for some 2 million long-term unemployed expired at midnight Tuesday as Democrats and Republicans in Congress failed to agree on how those benefits should be further extended. Alan Hawes/The Post and Courier/AP hide caption

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Millions To Lose Unemployment Benefits

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Rabbi Joshua Metzger, his wife Brocha, and their children Menachem Mendel and Sarah Perel stand by a menorah on the first night of Hanukkah in 2005, which fell on Christmas Day. Kathy Willens/AP hide caption

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Tracing Hanukkah's U.S. Roots ... To Cincinnati?

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Marvin Miller (right), shown here at a 1976 press conference, served as executive director of the Major League Players Association from 1966 to 1982. Miller has been passed over several times by the Baseball Hall of Fame. A group of former players has started a website honoring Miller. Suzanne Vlamis/AP hide caption

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Put Marvin Miller In The Baseball Hall Of Fame

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