German chancellor Angela Merkel , right, and education minister Annette Schavan, 

German chancellor Angela Merkel , right, and education minister  Annette Schavan, left, address the press  in Berlin Saturday, Feb. 9, 2013. Germany's education minister has resigned after a university decided to withdraw her doctorate, finding that she plagiarized parts of her thesis - an embarrassment for Chancellor Angela Merkel's government months before national elections.  (AP Photo/dpa, Wolfgang Kumm)
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German chancellor Angela Merkel , right, and education minister Annette Schavan, left, address the press in Berlin Saturday, Feb. 9, 2013. Germany's education minister has resigned after a university decided to withdraw her doctorate, finding that she plagiarized parts of her thesis - an embarrassment for Chancellor Angela Merkel's government months before national elections. (AP Photo/dpa, Wolfgang Kumm)
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