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Mexico's new president, Enrique Pena Nieto, has made big promises in a country with a mixed record. Jacquelyn Martin/AP hide caption

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The Americas

High Expectations Welcome Mexico's New President

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High Expectations Welcome Mexico's New President

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The satirical news source The Onion named North Korean Supreme Leader Kim Jong Un 2012's Sexiest Man Alive. Ed Jones/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Simon Says

Sexiest Man Alive Gets 'The Onion' Taken Seriously

2 min

Sexiest Man Alive Gets 'The Onion' Taken Seriously

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Honorees (from left) James Levine, Elizabeth Taylor, Paul Simon, Chita Rivera and James Earl Jones stand beside first lady Laura Bush and President George W. Bush during the 25th Kennedy Center Honors in 2002. Rivera was the last Hispanic recipient of the award. Shawn Thew/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Performing Arts

Hispanics Call For Kennedy Center Honors

4 min

Hispanics Call For Kennedy Center Honors

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President Obama looks over a roller coaster with K'Nex inventor and Chairman Joel Glickman (left) and President and CEO Michael Araten on Friday during a tour of the company in Hatfield, Pa. Susan Walsh/AP hide caption

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It's All Politics

Obama Back In Campaign Mode; This Time, It's Taxes

4 min

Obama Back In Campaign Mode; This Time, It's Taxes

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Night falls on a Syrian rebel-controlled area on Thursday, the same day an Internet blackout struck the country. The cause is still unclear, but many claim the Syrian government was responsible. Narciso Contreras/AP hide caption

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Middle East

Shutdowns Counter The Idea Of A World-Wide Web

3 min

Shutdowns Counter The Idea Of A World-Wide Web

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USS Enterprise sails in the Persian Gulf while in support of Operation Southern Watch and the extended "no-fly" zone over Iraq on Sept. 22, 1996. Matthew Hostetler/AP hide caption

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National Security

Farewell: USS Enterprise Starred In History And Film

5 min

Farewell: USS Enterprise Starred In History And Film

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Lauren Rae (left) and Olivia Marlow look at the ornaments in the Grand Foyer during the first viewing of the White House 2012 holiday decorations in Washington, D.C., on Wednesday. This year's theme is "Joy to All." Jim Watson/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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National

White House Holiday Spirit A 'Joy To All'

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White House Holiday Spirit A 'Joy To All'

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Joe Smith poses with Rod Stewart, circa 1974. The former record executive conducted informal interviews with dozens of musicians in the mid-1980s. Jeff Smith hide caption

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Music Interviews

A Trove Of Chats With Music Icons, Now Online

9 min

A Trove Of Chats With Music Icons, Now Online

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