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Mitt Romney and Newt Gingrich face off at the ABC News GOP Presidential Debate on Dec. 10. Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images hide caption

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State Of The GOP Race: Are We In For A Protracted Primary Season?

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Hope and Hostility Billy Taylor
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One for Fun Billy Taylor, Turtle Island String Quartet, Chip Jackson, Darol Anger
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According to a survey by NPR and the Kaiser Family Foundation, 44 percent of the long-term unemployed and 35 percent of the underemployed are willing to move to another state for a new job. Tony Tremblay/iStockphoto.com hide caption

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Willing To Sacrifice After A Long Time Out Of Work

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Youth Radio's Sayre Quevedo, 19, attends community college and lives in Oakland, Calif. Courtesy of Youth Radio hide caption

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An Early College Economics Lesson For One Student

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Patty Duke Theme Bobby Morganstein
Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer Kenny Wayne Shepherd
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Minnie Lights Out Grant Geissman, Charlie Bisharat et. al.
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Snowfall Cha Cha Billy May
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Mambo Santa Mambo: Christmas from the Latin Lounge
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Bern "The Bear" Lawrence Blatt
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In a Heartbeat Lawrence Blatt
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Cullen Bohannon (Anson Mount) owns slaves on AMC's Hell On Wheels. But the guys he's chasing are worse. Chris Large/AMC hide caption

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Television's New Antiheroes: Creating Sympathy For The Devilish

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End Credit Daniel Licht
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The high-profile case of Troy Davis sparked national debate on the death penalty. Richard Dieter, executive director of the Death Penalty Information Center, says there's growing discontent among Americans about capital punishment. David Tulis/AP hide caption

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Death Sentences Drop To Historic Lows In 2011

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Recollection Bill Frisell
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Old Times Bill Frisell

Sultan Hamengkubowono X and Prince Charles watch a traditional dance in Indonesia's former royal capital, Yogyakarta, in 2008. The sultan has also served as the unelected governor of Yogyakarta, an arrangement that is now being challenged. John Stillwell/PA Photos/Landov hide caption

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In Indonesia, A Sultan's Power Is Challenged

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No information on this title Ricky Scaggs
Ikan Kuning Robert Macht
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The Lady Don't Mind Talking Heads
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