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Richard Holbrooke, U.S. special representative to Afghanistan and Pakistan, takes part in a discussion on international security in Passau, Germany, on Nov. 12. hide caption

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Veteran U.S. Diplomat Richard Holbrooke Dies

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Remember When They All Used To Look Like This?: Independent bookstore Greenlight Books opened in Brooklyn a year ago -- and is currently thriving. Lance Edmonds hide caption

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End Of Days For Bookstores? Not If They Can Help It

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A child touches a lit-up map of the world. A new tourism group is promoting the whole U.S., not just individual states, as an international travel destination for the first time. Mario Tama/Getty Images hide caption

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Travel Group Unites U.S. Tourism Strategy

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Former White House Chief of Staff Rahm Emanuel talks with voters as he eats breakfast at Izola's Restaurant in Chicago. Emanuel began campaigning in the city more than a month before announcing his candidacy on Nov. 13. M. Spencer Green/AP hide caption

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Residency Fight Clouds Emanuel's Chicago Mayor Bid

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An electric vehicle charging station in San Francisco. With sales of electric and plug-in hybrid cars expected to increase in coming years, a regional agency has set aside $5 million to increase the number of electric car charging stations to 5,000 around the Bay Area, up from 120 currently. Justin Sullivan/Getty Images hide caption

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The Charging Conundrum: How To Feed Electric Cars?

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Dr. Javier Hiriart examines Francis Arguello during a medical checkup at the Camillus Health Concern clinic in Miami last year. A report by the  Commonwealth Fund lays out the new benefits that the 18 million baby boomers in the U.S. would gain under the federal health law. Lynne Sladky/AP hide caption

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How Health Care Overhaul Affects Baby Boomers

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Activists of the Pakistani fundamentalist party Jamiat Talaba Islam protest last month in Karachi, carrying signs decrying blasphemers and chanting slogans against Asia Bibi, a Christian mother sentenced to death for blasphemy. Politicians and conservative clerics are at odds over whether President Asif Ali Zardari should pardon Asia Bibi, sentenced to hang for defaming the Prophet Muhammad. Rizwan Tabassum/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Christian's Death Verdict Spurs Holy Row In Pakistan

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Mackie (pictured at the New York Film Critic's Circle Awards in January 2010) studied drama at the Juilliard School and made his first big splash opposite the rapper Eminem in 8 Mile. Stephen Lovekin/Getty Images hide caption

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Anthony Mackie, A Star Rising Step By Striking Step

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