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President Obama Is 'Time' Magazine's 'Person Of The Year'

Writing that "after four of the most challenging years in the nation's history, his chance to leave office as a great president who was able to face crises and build a new majority coalition remains within reach," Time magazine has named President Obama its "person of the year."

The others on Time's "short list" were:

-- Malala Yousafzai, the Pakistani teenager who was shot and critically wounded because she has spoken out against the Taliban's campaign to stop girls from being educated.

-- Apple CEO Tim Cook.

-- Egyptian President Mohammed Morsi.

-- Fabiola Gianotti, one of the head scientists at CERN, the European Organization for Nuclear Research.

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'Star Wars' Editors Defy Hollywood Conventions

In a film industry often dominated by men, there's at least one exception: Many editors are women. Maryann Brandon and Mary Jo Markey speak about their work on the new Star Wars.
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Florida Says Its Fruits, Vegetables Are Safe From Invasive Fruit Fly

Since September, Florida has been fighting an infestation of the Oriental fruit fly, an invasive pest that threatened more than 400 crops. The state declared the insect eradicated as of Saturday.
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WATCH: Scalia's Death To Refocus Tonight's GOP Presidential Debate, Campaign

The sudden death of Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia will likely spur debate over whether President Obama should fill the vacancy and what type of justice each candidate would nominate if elected.
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Colonialism Comment Puts Facebook Under Scrutiny

A Facebook board member lambasted a decision by regulators in India, the social network's second-largest market. He thereby sparked new scrutiny of Facebook's intentions in that country.

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