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Odd Photo Of The Day: 'Star Wars' Fans And Civil War Reenactors

History and fantasy mixed a bit at the Ohio Statehouse.

Steve Jobs Authorizes Biography; It's Due Out Early 2012

The secretive Apple CEO has endorsed a biography for the first time. The book is titled iSteve: The Book of Jobs.

Deaths Reported From Subway Explosion In Belarus

Political tension has been on the rise there since December, when a demonstration over disputed presidential election results was met with force by police.

Ivory Coast Strongman Gbagbo Is Captured

Laurent Gbagbo was pried from his underground bunker at the presidential residence in Abidjan by an apparent combination of French forces and troops loyal to democratically elected leader Alassane Ouattara. Gbagbo reportedly surrendered without resistance.

If April 11, 1954, Was So Dull, Why Do We Keep Talking About It?

Because it was supposedly the most boring day of the 20th century, that's why.

Daniel Catn, Composer Of Lyrical Operas, Dead At 62

Championed by the likes of Plcido Domingo, Mexican composer Daniel Catn has died at age 62. Domingo starred in the debut of Catn's Il Postino last year at Los Angeles Opera.

New Version of Tax Overhaul Heads to House Vote

A tax reform plan that would create a $141 million hole in the 2012 state budget is headed to the House floor for a vote today.

With Muscular Moves, Sarkozy Aims To Define An Independent France

The French president has long hoped "to lead a risky international mission that holds out promise of ultimate glory," says Harvard's Arthur Goldhammer.

New Moms And Dads Need To Eat Better, Exercise More

A persnickety analysis of the eating and exercise habits moms and dads with young found they exercised less than similar people without kids. The moms also ate quite a bit more junky stuff and consumed more calories than women without kids.

France's Burqa Ban Adds To Anti-Muslim Climate

A law in France that forbids Muslim women from wearing face coverings in public goes into effect Monday. President Nicolas Sarkozy pushed for the law, saying the veils are an assault on French values and equality of the sexes. Critics say the president trying to boost his flagging popularity in a country increasingly wary of its growing Muslim population.

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