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Republican presidential candidate Rick Santorum points to a television showing his campaign stop on live at the Daily Grind coffee shop in Sioux City, Iowa, Sunday. Charlie Neibergall/AP hide caption

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Santorum's Support Builds Ahead Of Iowa Caucuses

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AquaBounty's genetically modified salmon is seen swimming behind a much smaller wild Atlantic salmon of the same age. AquaBounty has been trying to get government approval to sell its salmon for more than a decade. Courtesy of AquaBounty Technologies hide caption

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Biotech Firms Caught In Regulatory No Man's Land

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Waiting Tom Petty
Jump for Jerry Jimmy Thackery
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Egypt is holding parliamentary elections, but the military remains the most powerful force in the country. Here, election officials take away ballot boxes from a polling station in Cairo on Nov. 29, 2011. Odd Andersen/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Egypt, Tunisia Try To Turn Elections Into Democracy

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Quarterback Darron Thomas of the Oregon Ducks (right) threw for 30 touchdowns with only 6 interceptions this season. The Ducks beat UCLA in the Pac-12 Championship to earn a spot in the Rose Bowl, where they'll face Wisconsin. Steve Dykes/Getty Images hide caption

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College Football Bowl Preview: Compelling Matchups, Dead Ahead

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Spiders (Kidsmoke) Wilco
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This Must Be the Place (Naive Melody) Exit Clov
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U.S. soldiers at Long Binh base, northeast of Saigon, line up to give urine samples at a heroin detection center in June 1971, before departing for the U.S. AP hide caption

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What Vietnam Taught Us About Breaking Bad Habits

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Can You Dig It? Los Straitjackets
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70 MPH Isn't Fast Enough to Get Out of Nebraska Shawn Lee & Clutchy Hopkins
Flop Eared Mule Mike Seeger
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The Mountain in G Minor Yaron Herman Trio
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Airlines Yaron Herman Trio
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Trucks loaded with Chinese goods head across the Yalu Bridge and into North Korea one day after the memorial service for the late leader Kim Jong Il, at the Chinese North Korean border town of Dandong on December 30, 2011. Mark Ralston /AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Desire For Stability Keeps China, N. Korea Allies

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Mina Abe (center) and Kota Osabe (right) are trying to promote blowing bubbles as an alternative to cigarette smoking in Japan. Courtesy of Tokyo Shabon-dama Club hide caption

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Japanese Smoking Culture Proves Hard To Snuff Out

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Tiny Bubbles All Star Hawaiian Band
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I'm Forever Blowing Bubbles Dick Hyman Group Featuring Howard Alden
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7 Inch Shawn Lee & Clutchy Hopkins
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Booya Shawn Lee's Ping Pong Orchestra
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Spirited Away (Sen To Chihiro Kamikakushi), film score [One Summer's Day] Joe Hisaishi, New Japan Philharmonic Orchestra, Shohei Kaneko (conductor)
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The Theater for One capsule, big enough for one performer and one audience member, was inspired by such intimate spaces as confessionals, peep show booths and psychiatrist offices. Danny Bright/Theater For One hide caption

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Up Close And Personal: Introducing Intimate Theater

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Planos Giancarlo Vulcano
It's the End of the World As We Know It The String Quartet

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