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Six-Legged Giant Finds Secret Hideaway, Hides For 80 Years

The insect is so large — as big as a human hand — it's been dubbed a "tree lobster." It was thought to be extinct, but some enterprising entomologists scoured a barren hunk of rock in the middle of the ocean and found surviving Lord Howe Island stick insects.
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100 Points, One Game: A Basketball Record Turns 50

Fifty years ago, in an unimportant game, basketball star Wilt Chamberlain reached a milestone: 100 points in one game. At the time, it didn't even merit the front page in New York newspapers.
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Obama Gives Eventual GOP Nominee Taste Of Michigan Campaign Ahead

If Obama president sounded confident, maybe even a bit triumphant, some polling suggested he had good reason to feel upbeat, at least in Michigan. A recent NBC News/Marist poll found the president leading Romney in the state by 18 percentage points and Santorum by 26 points.
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A 'New Low'? Romney Has Admitted Voting In Other Party's Primary

Mitt Romney complained that Rick Santorum was encouraging Democrats to influence the outcome of the GOP primary. But he has acknowledged doing that himself in Massachusetts.
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As Michigan Heads To Polls, Romney Buoyed By Santorum Stumbles

Mitt Romney's inability to capitalize on the advantages of a state where his father served as governor and headed an auto company marks the latest, but perhaps most embarrassing, turning point in his tumultuous quest to secure the GOP nomination.
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The New Indian Pariahs: Vegetarians

Restaurants that cater to the affluent in India are forgoing vegetables in return for ever increasing amounts of meat. Commentator Sandip Roy describes what it's like for a lifelong vegetarian to be confronted with chicken kebabs, mutton biryani and lamb shanks.
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Romney's Wealth 'Gaffes' Seem Less About Money, More About Him

What's interesting about the Romney situation is that a presidential candidate's revelations of his wealth haven't always been seen as a gaffe. Anything but. In fact, Americans generally haven't shown an antipathy to wealthy politicians running for president or even rich presidents.
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China On The Court: NBA Meets The 'Brave Dragons'

A new book follows an American basketball veteran as he coaches a struggling Chinese pro basketball team. Pulitzer Prize winner Jim Yardley has a courtside seat from which to observe China's frantic capitalist expansion and its ambivalent fascination with all things American.
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Kucinich-Kaptur One Of Many House Primaries Between Incumbents In 2012

This year a dozen House races will pit one incumbent against another — a consequence of the once-every-decade event known as redistricting. Some well known members, such as Dennis Kucinich, are in serious jeopardy.

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