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Republican presidential candidate Michele Bachmann talks with supporters during a campaign stop in Raymond, N.H., on Tuesday. Jim Cole/AP hide caption

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Michele Bachmann

Solid Start Puts Bachmann In Front-Runner Territory

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Solid Start Puts Bachmann In Front-Runner Territory

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After taking office this year, Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff's first major foreign trip was to China, where she met Premier Wen Jiabao in Beijing in April. China has become Brazil's largest trade partner and largest investor. Minouru Iwasaki/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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China: Beyond Borders

China And Brazil Warm Up Business, Culture Ties

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China And Brazil Warm Up Business, Culture Ties

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Jacob Phelps of Westboro Baptist Church demonstrates outside the U.S. Supreme Court during Snyder v. Phelps this past October in Washington, D.C. Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images hide caption

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National Security

FBI Invited Controversial Church To Talk To Agents

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FBI Invited Controversial Church To Talk To Agents

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Post Mortem: Death Investigation In America

Rethinking Shaken Baby Syndrome

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Rethinking Shaken Baby Syndrome

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Competitive eaters down their frankfurters during the 2010 Nathan's Famous Fourth of July International Hot Dog Eating Contest at the original Nathan's Famous on Coney Island. Michael Nagle/Getty Images hide caption

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Sweetness And Light

Hot Dog! It's Independence Day!

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Hot Dog! It's Independence Day!

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The judges of The Voice (from left to right) Cee Lo Green, Christina Aguilera, Adam Levine and Blake Shelton. Michael Desmond/NBC hide caption

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The Record

Why We Like Singing Talent Shows So Much

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Why We Like Singing Talent Shows So Much

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