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Dozens of televisions display a political advertisement with the image of GOP presidential hopeful Newt Gingrich at a store in Urbandale, Iowa, on Dec. 27. Republican candidates and their superPACs have spent millions on television and radio ads. Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images hide caption

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As 'Citizens United' Turns 2, SuperPACs Draw Protests

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Do Clarence Clemons' sax and Bruce Springsteen's voice motivate you to hit the pavement? Eric Meola hide caption

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Were You 'Born To Run'? Springsteen As Workout Motivator

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R.J. Reynolds' Orbs, a dissolvable tobacco product. The Food and Drug administration is studying the flavored products. Charles Dharapak/AP hide caption

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Dissolvable Tobacco Products Draw FDA Scrutiny

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Shaker Heights in Cleveland has some of the highest property tax rates in the state (roughly $3,700 per $100,000 of assessed home value). Brian Bull/WCPN hide caption

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How Property Taxes Climb, Even If Home Value Drops

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Morocco's King Mohammed VI introduced reforms after protests began last February. But activists say the measures didn't go far enough and they are still taking to the streets. Here, the king is shown in his palace in Rabat on June 17. Azzouz Boukallouch/AP hide caption

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For Moroccan Activists, The King's Reforms Fall Short

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Comedian Stephen Colbert appears before the Federal Election Commision in Washington, June 30, 2011. The FEC granted Colbert's request to form a political action committee. Cliff Owen/AP hide caption

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Stephen Colbert Wants You To Know: That's Definitely Not His SuperPAC

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People line up to buy train tickets at Changsha Railway Station in Changsha, in southern China's Hunan province on Dec. 28, 2011. Million of Chinese are expected to cramp onto China's train network in the coming weeks to return home for the Chinese lunar new year that starts on Jan. 23, 2012. AP hide caption

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Not-So-Happy New Year: Rail Website Woes In China

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Escorting a squadron of bombers, Andrew "Smokey" Salem (Ne-Yo) signals fellow pilots on the way into combat with German forces in the new film Red Tails, based on the experiences of the famed Tuskegee Airmen fighter group. LucasFilm hide caption

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'Red Tails' Fought Racism — And World War II Foes

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