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For Gingrich, A Week Of Attacks And Falling In Polls

It's been grueling for Newt Gingrich as he defends his record just days before the Iowa caucuses. Some of the stress may have surfaced Friday when one question brought on the tears.
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Peanut Prices Make A Go-To Snack More Expensive

Millions of Americans love peanut butter sandwiches. It's easy to make, a "kid favorite" and, until now, relatively inexpensive. The cost of peanut butter has already increased by more than a third — and it might not stop there.
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Obama's Grade In Foreign Policy 2011: 'Incomplete'

Much of global affairs lies beyond any one country's control, even for the most powerful country in the world. Still, the global landscape looks completely different from one year ago, in part due to President Obama's accomplishments.
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Midwest Learns To Manufacture More With Less

It was a good year for manufacturing, especially in the Midwest. The Federal Reserve says Midwestern manufacturing has seen 28 consecutive months of growth — at higher rates than the rest of the country. But that doesn't mean that jobs lost during the recession are returning. The jobs that are available often call for highly skilled workers.
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Iraqi Refugees Struggle For Peace In America

The Iraq War may be officially over, but for thousands of Iraqis who fled to America during the conflict, there's no going home. Many left successful careers to settle in Detroit, where finding a future is a challenge.
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After A Year of Struggles, Obama Finds His Footing

This has been a year filled with drama and delay between President Obama and Congress, but he's ending it on a high note.
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Wave Of Arsons Blisters Jim Morrison's Former Home In The Hollywood Hills

Arsonists set as many as 21 fires in four hours after midnight Friday, and flames leapt to some houses, including one where the late Doors singer lived in the 1960s.

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