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  • In Pictures Britain riots

    A masked youth pulls a burning garbage bin set on fire by rioters in Hackney, east London, on Aug. 8. Youths set fire to shops and vehicles around London as authorities struggled to halt groups of rampaging young people enraged by the police shooting of alleged Tottenham gangster Mark Duggan.

  • Titanic II embarks on maiden voyage, lives up to its name

    Titanic II embarks on maiden voyage, lives up to its name

    Titanic II: Briton Mark Wilkinson set out from Dorset's West Bay harbor in his inauspiciously named 16-foot cabin cruiser. You can guess what happened next.

  • In Pictures Elton John's showmanship

    Sir Elton John performs at the American Bank Center in Corpus Christi, Texas, in 2010. Sir Elton Hercules John, CBE (born Reginald Kenneth Dwight) was knighted in 1998. The English singer-songwriter, composer, and pianist has worked with songwriting partner Bernie Taupin since 1967, collaborating on more than 30 albums.

  • Is 'Check it out, bro, I'm in prison!' an appropriate Facebook status update?

    Is 'Check it out, bro, I'm in prison!' an appropriate Facebook status update?

    Prisoners aren't allowed smart phones, but that doesn't keep at least a few enterprising inmates from using Facebook and Twitter. South Carolina is considering a ban on prison Facebook updates.

  • Photos of the Day Photos of the day 03/10

    A dog waits to take part in Britain's annual Crufts dog show at the NEC Arena in Birmingham, England.

  • In Pictures Animal friendship

    A three-year-old giraffe and Wilma, an ostrich, share a moment at Busch Gardens in Tampa Bay, Florida's 65-acre Serengeti Plain Aug. 1, 2009. The animals usually hang out with their own species, but zookeepers say the unlikely pair can't seem to get enough of one another.

  • Martin Luther King Day: 10 memorable MLK quotes

    Martin Luther King Day: 10 memorable MLK quotes

    Monday is Martin Luther King Jr. Day in the United States. The civil rights leader was also one of the most famed orators in American history. Here are a collection of 10 MLK quotes.

  • As portrait of Jared Loughner sharpens, 'vitriol' blame fades

    As portrait of Jared Loughner sharpens, 'vitriol' blame fades

    The suggestion that the shooting of Rep. Gabrielle Giffords Saturday might have been influenced by political 'vitriol' seems less likely as more becomes known about suspect Jared Loughner.

  • Opinion If we can require driver's ed for teens, then why not voter's ed?

    Political apathy and civic ineptitude are stalling democracy in America. In order to get real change, we must amend the Constitution to require civics education and testing in America's schools.

  • In Pictures Britain student protest

    Two demonstrators jump from the top of a bonfire in Parliament Square, as students demonstrate against planned tuition fee increases in London, England, on Dec. 9.