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A makeshift memorial at Place de la Republique in Paris, shown on December 24, is one of many sites where mourners have left tributes to the victims of the November 13 terror attacks. A coordinated series of gun and bomb attacks at several sites in Paris on November 13 left 130 dead. Miguel Medina/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Paris Preserves Impromptu Memorials To Victims Of Attack

The city has decided to archive many of the cards, notes and other items left at the scenes of the Nov. 13 attacks. A volunteer helping collect the remembrances calls them the very heart of history.

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Gov. Chris Christie delivers the commencement address at the University of Delaware in January 2011. Tim Larsen/Office of the Governor hide caption

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Where Chris Christie Found His Political Calling

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The conversation was edifying and rewarding, Haydar says — but the doughnuts weren't bad, either. Courtesy of Mona Haydar hide caption

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Faced With Fear, A Muslim Woman Makes A Stand — By Setting One Up

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Sticking with a single color scheme — like glittery gold — is one simple way to keep your guests from noticing that champagne came from the discount aisle. iStockphoto hide caption

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Procrastinate! And Other Tips For Doing New Year's Eve On The Cheap

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John Scofield's latest album, Past Present, reunites an old quartet for set of tunes steeped in reflection and loss. Philippe Levy/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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For John Scofield, Everything Old Is New Again — Even The Hard Parts

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U.S. Commerce Secretary Penny Pritzker (left)talks with students in Havana in October. Pritzker led a delegation of U.S. officials who met their Cuban counterparts and businessmen to explore expanding ties. While restrictions are being removed, increased business links between the countries are limited so far. Ramon Espinosa/AP hide caption

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U.S. Businesses Look To Cuba, But See Limited Opportunities So Far

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Hemingway left his books, papers and typewriter (seen here in 1964) in Cuba when he returned to America. Mondadori Portfolio /Getty Images hide caption

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New Conservation Effort Aims To Protect Papa's Papers

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A makeshift memorial at Place de la Republique in Paris, shown on December 24, is one of many sites where mourners have left tributes to the victims of the November 13 terror attacks. A coordinated series of gun and bomb attacks at several sites in Paris on November 13 left 130 dead. Miguel Medina/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Paris Preserves Impromptu Memorials To Victims Of Attack

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Your Panopticon Codes in the Clouds
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Charlie Belle isn't a person, it's a band: the duo of vocalist/guitarist Jendayi Bonds and her brother, drummer Gyasi Bonds, who released two talked-about EPs this year. Barclay Ice & Coal/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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A Moment With Charlie Belle, Teen Siblings And A Band To Watch

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