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Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) Director George H.W. Bush listening intently during a meeting following the assassinations of Ambassador to Lebanon Francis E. Meloy, Jr. and Economic Counselor Robert O. Waring in Beirut, Lebanon, 1976.

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Mitt Romney

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Steve Jobs at Apple's Worldwide Developer's Conference on June 11, 2007, in San Francisco.

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He's 86 now, his eyebrows silver and his legs weakened by Parkinson's-like symptoms. But as George Herbert Walker Bush approaches his twilight years, the untold tales of his life of public service are beginning to spill out. Read more»

Fred DuVal, Brint Milward and Meredith Hay announce the National Institute for Civil Discourse.

The University of Arizona announced a new center focused on creating healthy political debate on Monday. Former presidents George H.W. Bush and Bill Clinton will be honorary co-chairmen of the National Institute for Civil Discourse, which will focus on discussion and policy-making on civility in public debate. Read more» 1

Julia Gillard is Australia's new prime minister.

Australia's vigorous political climate turned into bloodthirsty this week when, in a stunning upset, deputy prime minister Julia Gillard displaced her boss, Kevin Rudd, from the party leadership — and thus, his elected office. Read more»