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Pablo Picasso's Nude, Green Leaves and Bust in London's Tate Modern art gallery; at $106.5 million, it's the most expensive painting ever sold at auction.


Jared Loughner, the accused gunman in the Tucson, Ariz., shooting rampage, on 49 charges in federal court; six people were killed and 13 wounded in the Jan. 8 attack.


Commerce Secretary Gary Locke as the new U.S. ambassador to China; he would be the first Chinese American to serve as Washington's envoy to Beijing.


NPR CEO Vivian Schiller, after the organization's top fundraiser criticized the Tea Party and said he preferred that NPR forgo federal funds in an undercover video.


Former Iranian President Hashemi Rafsanjani as chairman of the Assembly of Experts; he is considered a rival to the current Iranian leadership.


Japanese State Foreign Secretary Takeaki Matsumoto as the new Foreign Minister; his predecessor resigned after taking illegal political donations.