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Pipes for Transcanada Corp.'s planned Keystone XL oil pipeline are stacked at a depot in Gascoyne, N.D. The House of Representatives approved the Keystone XL pipeline Friday; the Senate voted against it on Tuesday. Andrew Cullen/Reuters/Landov hide caption

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Jonathan Franzen, pictured here at The New Yorker Festival Fiction Night in 2009, won the National Book Award for his third novel, The Corrections. Joe Kohen/Getty Images hide caption

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Jack Cottle, 22, arrives at court in Kent, where he pleaded guilty to driving a Volkswagen Polo onto the Brands Hatch circuit during a race. Cottle was sentenced to eight months in jail. Gareth Fuller/PA Photos /Landov hide caption

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Vape was chosen as the word of the year for 2014 in part because it provides a window "onto how we define ourselves," says Casper Grathwohl of the Oxford University Press. Here, women exhale vapor clouds during a competition at the Henley Vaporium in Manhattan. Elizabeth Shafiroff/Reuters/Landov hide caption

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Protesters march in Clayton, Mo., Monday. Gov. Jay Nixon declared a state of emergency and activated the National Guard ahead of a grand jury decision in the case of Michael Brown, a black teenager shot and killed by a white police officer in August. Michael B. Thomas/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Members of the Church of England's Synod react after a vote to formalize the approval of consecrating women as bishops in central London Monday. The Church of England's governing body on Monday adopted a historic measure allowing women to become bishops. Leon Neal/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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The Rosetta spacecraft, which orbits the comet, captured this series of images of the Philae lander bounding off the surface. The precise spot the lander came to a stop remains unknown. Credit: ESA/Rosetta/MPS for OSIRIS Team MPS/UPD/LAM/IAA/SSO/INTA/UPM/DASP/IDA hide caption

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The ESA released this composite panoramic image showing Philae's surroundings on Comet 67P. To illustrate the lander's orientation, the agency superimposed a sketch of the craft. ESA Rosetta/Philae/CIVA hide caption

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Alain Mabanckou, a French novelist born in the Republic of Congo, wrote a letter to support Cameroonian poet Dieudonne Enoh Meyomesse. Etienne de Malglaive/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Engineers at the European Space Agency fear that they won't be able to communicate with the Philae lander after Friday. Here, lander manager Stefan Ulamec (left, in foreground) watches as data confirming the comet landing arrived Wednesday. European Space Agency hide caption

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President Obama shared a rather awkward embrace with Myanmar opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi during a joint press conference Friday in Yangon, Myanmar. Nyein Chan Naing/EPA/Landov hide caption

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Medical workers will test the effectiveness of three new potential Ebola therapies at clinics run by the nongovernmental organization Medecins Sans Frontieres (Doctors Without Borders). Zoom Dosso/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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