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The Los Angeles Lakers' Metta World Peace (center), formerly known as Ron Artest, has been suspended 12 times for displays of violence during his career. Here, he is fouled during a recent game against the Phoenix Suns.

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Oscar Pistorius, seen here winning a gold medal at the London 2012 Paralympic Games, faces charges that he murdered his girlfriend. Pistorius also competed in the 2012 Summer Olympics.

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Lance Armstrong has confessed to using performance-enhancing drugs to win the Tour de France, reversing more than a decade of denial. He has been stripped of his record seven Tour titles.

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The New York Yankees' Alex Rodriguez has admitted taking performance-enhancing drugs when he played for the Texas Rangers in 2001. Here, he takes a practice swing during a 2007 game.

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After Ryan Braun of the Milwaukee Brewers was named the National League MVP in 2011, he tested positive for performance-enhancing drugs. His 50-game suspension was eventually overturned on appeal.

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Alabama head coach Nick Saban has suspended indefinitely football players accused of being involved in stealing from other students on campus. Saban's team won the BCS Championship in January.

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Diane Nygaard by the Marron Adobe, with land proposed for development behind

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State Sen. Lou Correa (D-Santa Ana) speaks at a Capitol news conference Tuesday about his bill that would create a "zero tolerance" policy for drugged driving.

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City Heights mother Latonya Frazier has started substituting healthier ingredients in her soul food recipes, thanks to nutrition education from the Network for a Healthy California. Federal funding for the program was cut in January's fiscal cliff deal.

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Publicity photo of Sister Rosetta Tharpe at the age of 23.

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President Barack Obama at the Eisenhower Executive Office Building in Washington, D.C. on Feb. 19, urged Congressional action to prevent automatic spending cuts scheduled to begin on March 1.

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Ralph Greenspan, the associate director of the Kavli Institute at UC San Diego.

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Minoz, a Mexico City street artist, spray paints the beginning lines of his portrait. Credit: Juxtapoz Magazine

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The U.S. Supreme Court agreed to hear a challenge to campaign-finance laws that could open the door to further money in politics beyond what Citizens United achieved.

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Minoz, a prolific street artist from Mexico City, paints a sprawling infant across a Ciudad Juarez skate park. Credit: Juxtapoz Magazine

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The Firehouse World convention runs through Thursday, Feb. 21, at the San Diego Convention Center.

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During PBS’ "Makers: Women Who Make America" session at the Television Critics Association Winter Press Tour in Pasadena, CA on Tuesday, January 15, 2013, filmmaker Barak Goodman, executive producer Betsy West, former National Organization for Women president Aileen Hernandez, Gloria Steinem, Marlo Thomas, one of the first woman coal miners Barbara Burns and executive producer Dyllan McGee discuss the story of how women have helped shape America over the last 50 years. (Premieres Tuesday, February 26, 2013)

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President Obama, accompanied by emergency responders, a group of workers the White House says could be affected if state and local governments lose federal money as a result of budget cuts, speaks in the Eisenhower Executive Office building in Washington on Tuesday.

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A consumer pumps gas.

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WBT radio's bomb shelter in Charlotte, N.C., part of a government-funded emergency communications network, as it looked in 1963.

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FEMA has constructed new buildings known as Primary Entry Point Stations, like this one in Fresno, Calif., to support the nation's Emergency Alert system.

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Ursula Burns, CEO of Xerox, and the first African-American woman to run a Fortune 500 company.

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Michelle Rhee, former Chancellor of Washington, D.C., public schools who brought education reform to the national stage, now founder and CEO of non-profit advocacy group StudentsFirst.

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Linda Alvarado, founder and CEO of Alvarado Construction — one of the first female-led construction companies — and, as co-owner of the Colorado Rockies, first female owner of a major league baseball franchise.

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Katie Couric, first solo female anchor of a network evening news program.

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Kathrine Switzer, first woman to officially run in the once all-male Boston marathon, despite being attacked by a race official.

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Hilary Clinton, first female major party presidential candidate, U.S. Secretary of State, as well as a pioneering and controversial former First Lady.

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Faith Ringgold, celebrated artist and activist who fought to open museums to women artists and artist of color.

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Ellen DeGeneres, first comedian to come out of the closet and represent homosexual relationships for mainstream television audiences, now daytime TV juggernaut.

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Gloria Steinem, iconic American feminist, and the popular face of the women’s movement.

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Gloria Steinem, writer, lecturer, editor, and feminist activist. In 1972, she co-founded Ms. Magazine, which became a landmark institution for women's rights.

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Betty Friedan, co-founder of National Organization for Women (NOW), speaks during the Women’s Strike for Equality event in New York’s Central Park for the 50th Anniversary of woman suffrage, August 26, 1970.

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Signs saying “Women Unite” carried by women supporters during a Women’s Liberation demonstration on Fifth Avenue and on Wall Street, 1970.

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Equal Rights Amendment supporters voice their disapproval of the 22-16 vote against the E.R.A. in the Florida Senate, June 21, 1982.

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Women marched through downtown St. Louis and visited the Mayor’s office as part of women’s liberation demonstration on the 15th anniversary of ratification of the Nineteenth Amendment, giving women the right to vote. August 26, 1970.

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Demonstrators remove their brassieres during an anti-bra protest outside a San Francisco department store. August 1, 1969.

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A young woman holds up a sign as she protests for women’s rights in front of the Federal Trade Commission headquarters during Richard Nixon’s inauguration weekend. Washington, D.C., January 18-21, 1969.

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The March on Washington. Washington, D.C., August 28, 1963. The Women’s Movement was influenced in part by the Civil Rights Movement.

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Leaders of the Women’s Movement pass a torch that was carried by foot from New York to Houston, Texas, for the National Women’s Convention. Among the marchers, front, from left to right: tennis star Billie Jean King, in blue shirt and tan pants; former U.S. Congresswoman Bella Abzug, wearing her trademark hat; and feminist writer Betty Friedan, right, in red coat. November 1977.

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Equal Rights Amendment supporters voice their disapproval of the 22-16 vote against the E.R.A. in the Florida Senate. June 21, 1982.

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Chesty the puppy

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This 12-story building houses a Chinese military unit allegedly behind dozens of cyber attacks on U.S. and other Western companies. It's in a modern, if bland, part of Shanghai.

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Marine Corps Gen. John Allen in March 2012.

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Researchers use bacteria growing on the plate as a tool for evolving molecules such as antibodies.

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Researchers use bacteria growing on the plate as a tool for evolving molecules such as antibodies. The instrument in the background allows binding characteristics to be determined quantitatively. Shown are Thomas Barker, an associate professor in the Wallace H. Coulter Department of Biomedical Engineering at Georgia Tech and Emory University, and Ashley Brown, a post-doctoral fellow in Barker’s laboratory.

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Republican members of Congress, including Sen. Tim Scott (R-SC) and House Majority Leader Eric Cantor (R-VA), listen as the votes of the Electorial College from the 50 states are tallied in the House of Representatives chamber at the U.S. Captiol January 4, 2013 in Washington, DC.

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The U.S. Supreme Court

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A 3-D printed bust of Yoda is one of the more popular digital designs shared on Thingiverse.

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U.S. Treasury checks are run through a printer.

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