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  • Former Prime Minister and leader of the Pakistan Muslim League-N party Nawaz Sharif waves to his supporters at a party office in Lahore, Pakistan, Saturday, May 11, 2013. Sharif declared victory following a historic election marred by violence Saturday, as unofficial, partial vote counts showed his party with an overwhelming lead. (AP Photo/K.M. Chaudary)

    The overwhelming election tally seemed out of reach just weeks ago for a man who had been ousted by a coup and was exiled abroad before clawing his way back as an opposition leader.

    LAST UPDATE : May 12, 2013, 8:48 AM EDT
  • In this Feb. 15, 2011 file photo, Lance Armstrong pauses during an interview in Austin, Texas. The Justice Department laid out its case in a lawsuit against Lance Armstrong on Tuesday, Apriil 23, 2013 saying the cyclist violated his contract with the U.S. Postal Service and was "unjustly enriched" while cheating to win the Tour de France.

    The government had previously announced it would join a whistle-blower lawsuit brought by former Armstrong teammate Floyd Landis under the federal False Claims Act.

    LAST UPDATE : Apr 24, 2013, 11:15 AM EDT
  • UEFA President Michel Platini, left, and Russian Sports Minister Vitaly Mutko speak before a meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin in the Bocharov Ruchei residence in the Black Sea resort of Sochi, Russia, Wednesday, April 17, 2013.

    Russian cities hosting the 2018 World Cup will have trouble finding the money to build soccer stadiums and improve transportation and other infrastructure.

    LAST UPDATE : Apr 17, 2013, 5:10 PM EDT
  • A man walks past blighted row houses and vacant lots in Baltimore, Monday, April 1, 2013.

    Local charities under seige as $85 billion in "sequester" of spending cuts squeezes services for the poor nationwide.

    LAST UPDATE : Apr 01, 2013, 9:47 PM EDT