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Soldiers escort 14-year-old Edgar Jimenez Lugo, also known as "El Ponchis," after his arrest in the city of Cuernavaca, Mexico, last December. Jimenez is suspected of working as a killer for a drug cartel and confessed to participating in four beheadings. Antonio Sierra/AP hide caption

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War Turning Mexican Kids Into Targets, Killers

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Love and Blessings Paul Simon
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Long associated with the Middle Ages, mead, a fermented honey wine, is making a comeback — and not just at Renaissance fairs. iStockphoto.com hide caption

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Medieval No More: Mead Enjoys A Renaissance

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Jon Huntsman, the outgoing U.S. ambassador to China, briefs reporters in November 2009. If Huntsman joins the field of presidential candidates, he may have a difficult time explaining to Republican primary voters why he worked for a Democratic president. Charles Dharapak/AP hide caption

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Jon Huntsman: A Political Path, Paved With Detours

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Obama also offered to show his live birth video at the White House Correspondents Association Dinner Saturday night, which turned out to be a clip from the Disney film, The Lion King. Manuel Balce Ceneta/AP hide caption

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Roast Trump Served At White House Dinner

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Ai Weiwei's Circle of Animals/Zodiac Heads makes its outdoor debut in New York on May 2. Ding Musa/AW Asia hide caption

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Ai Weiwei's Artwork Travels, Despite Detainment

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As a jazz singer and a vocal coach, Gretchen Parlato is in demand. David Bartolomi/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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Gretchen Parlato: Stay In The Moment

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