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    Malala Nominated for Nobel Peace Prize

    BIRMINGHAM, UNITED KINGDOM - JANUARY 04:  In this handout image supplied by Queen Elizabeth Hospital, Malala Yousafzai leaves the Queen Elizabeth Hospital on January 04, 2013 in Birmingham, United Kingdom. The Pakistani schoolgirl activist who was shot in the head by Taliban gunmen has been discharged today from Queen Elizabeth Hospital in Birmingham as an inpatient. (Photo by Queen Elizabeth Hospital Via Getty Images)

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    Is the world really that peaceful? A whopping 259 nominees—a record—for this year’s Nobel Peace Prize were announced Monday. Included among the candidates: Malala Yousafzai, the 15-year-old Pakistani activist who was shot in the head by the Taliban, and Bradley Manning, the U.S. soldier who admitted to sending Wikileaks classified material. The previous record number of nominees was 241 in 2011. The winner will be announced in October, and presented the honor on December 10.

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