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A trader on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange looks at stocks during the final minutes of trading on May 6. The Dow fell more than 600 points in a few minutes in what became known as the "flash crash." Timothy A. Clary/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Year In Politics Reviewed

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Auburn and Oregon will play for the BCS championship on Jan. 10 in Glendale, Ariz. Above, workers assemble gift bags for fans. Matt York/ASSOCIATED PRESS hide caption

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College Bowl Games Mix Nailbiters With Oddities

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Decade In Sound: Voices In The News 2000-2010

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Soldiers from Niger patrol the road between Agadez and Arlit in September. Issouf Sanogo/Getty Images hide caption

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Kidnappings Highlight Al-Qaida's Rise In The Sahara

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Oprah Winfrey, shown during a visit to Sydney in December, is set to launch OWN, the Oprah Winfrey Network, on Jan. 1. Lisa Maree Williams/Getty Images hide caption

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Oprah Launches A Network On Her OWN

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