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September 19, 2012

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1. BACK TO SCHOOL WEDNESDAY FOR CHICAGO KIDS

Teachers and the mayor hail the proposed pact, reached after a dispute focusing on evaluations and job security.

2. FRENCH MAGAZINE PUBLISHES CARTOONS OF THE PROPHET MUHAMMAD

The country steps up security at embassies amid a fierce debate about free speech.

3. WHERE DEMOCRATS ARE FINDING FODDER FOR ATTACK ADS

When it comes to portraying the GOP nominee as an uncaring, out-of-touch rich guy, Romney is his own worst enemy.

4. SCHOLAR: PAPYRUS QUOTES JESUS REFERRING TO HIS 'WIFE'

She says the tiny fragment doesn't prove Jesus was married but speaks to issues of family and marriage that faced Christians.

5. A SIGN OF DIVERSITY ON THE BATTLEFIELD

The Army is testing the first body armor specifically tailored to fit women's physiques.

6. WHAT KIDS WILL JUST HAVE TO HAVE FOR THE HOLIDAYS

Toys R Us has come out with its annual "hot toy" list.

7. IN BRITAIN, THE HUNT IS ON — FOR BADGERS

But Queen guitarist Brian May is leading a band of animal lovers vowing to save the critters.

8. GANGNAM STYLE: MORE THAN MEETS THE EYE

A look at the meaning behind the video that has more than 200 million YouTube hits and counting.

9. AMERICA'S BIGGEST DEPARTMENT STORE GETTING A MAKEOVER

The cutting-edge look at Macy's New York flagship, though, is a long way from being a "Miracle on 34th Street."

10. MARVIN HAMLISCH GETS A STIRRING MUSICAL SEND-OFF

At a memorial service for the composer, Barbra Streisand brings the crowd to its feet with "The Way We Were."

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