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South African Constitutional Court Judge Albie Sachs, seen here in Johannesburg in 2009, resisted the impulse to take revenge on the bomber who cost him his right arm. Denis Farrell/AP hide caption

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From South Africa, Lessons In 'Soft Vengeance'

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Flies are attracted to glycerol, a chemical in beer produced during fermentation. Understanding more about the genes responsible for taste and smell in flies could help make powerful insect repellents. iStockphoto.com hide caption

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Beer Or Sugar Water? For Flies, The Choice Is Pale Ale

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T-shirts on display at the 2011 Republican Leadership Conference in New Orleans in June. With the holidays approaching, campaigns and retailers are hawking plenty of political merchandise. Justin Sullivan/Getty Images hide caption

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A Holiday Guide For The Politically Inclined

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A still from "I Want a Dog for Christmas, Charlie Brown!" which aired on ABC in 2001. Vince Guaraldi's rearrangements and originals for the A Charlie Brown Christmas soundtrack became holiday perennials. ABC Photo Archives/ABC via Getty Images hide caption

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New Holiday Songs: A Smart Career Move That's Fun, Too

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