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FILE - In this Dec. 13, 2012 file picture German chancellor Angela Merkel, left, talks with education  minister Annette Schavan during a session of the German parliament in Berlin. Germany's education minister has resigned Saturday Feb. 9, 2013, 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, Rainer Jensen,File)