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Satila Higgins, of Evansville, Ind., speaks with a prospective employer at a career fair in San Diego. Gregory Bull/ASSOCIATED PRESS hide caption

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2011 Jobs Outlook: Better, But Not As Good As It Was

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At 75, French chef Jacques Pepin has spent the greater part of his life in a kitchen savoring food. Tom Hopkins hide caption

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The Long View: French Gourmand Jacques Pepin

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Students take China's national college entrance exam, the gaokao, last year in Hami, Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region. Educational experts say the all-important test is at the heart of the Chinese educational system's emphasis on rote learning and memorization. Pulati/ChinaFotoPress/Getty Images hide caption

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Chinese Top In Tests, But Educators Call For Reform

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Alfred Kahn speaks at a White House conference on state and local regulatory reform on Jan. 11, 1980. Mark Wilson/AP hide caption

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Alfred Kahn's Legacy: Cheap Flights

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Maria Luisa Aragon was killed in Juarez, Mexico, on Dec. 9, 2009, in a case of mistaken identity. She is among the 30,000 victims of Mexico's brutal drug war. Courtesy of the Aragon family hide caption

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In Mexico, Indiscriminate Violence Shatters Lives

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The inner four planets of the Gliese 581 system orbit the host star, a red dwarf 20 light-years from Earth, in this rendering from a National Science Foundation artist. The planet in the foreground has a 37-day orbit and, like Earth, is far enough from the star for liquid water to exist. Lynette Cook/via NASA hide caption

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Sci-Fi To Fact: Planet Hunters Find Worlds Like Earth

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For Your Sorrows: Big Boi's label balked at releasing his album, so he leaked tracks via his own Twitter feed. Don Arnold/Getty Images hide caption

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The Year In Music: In 2010, Labels Got Leaky

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Bud Greenspan poses for a portrait during the USOC Olympic Media Summit on Oct. 10, 2005, at the Antlers Hilton hotel in Colorado Springs, Colo. Greenspan, 84, died on Christmas Day of complications from Parkinson's disease. Matthew Stockman/Getty Images hide caption

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Filmmaker Bud Greenspan 'Found Grace In Sport'

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