A Washington State Patrol crime lab technician opens DNA sample cards containing cheek swabs sent from jails and prisons. If the state Legislature approves pre-conviction DNA sampling, the number of cards the lab processes could double. Martin Kaste/NPR hide caption

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Gov. Chris Gregoire (left) embraces Rep. Jamie Pedersen, a Seattle Democrat, after the Washington state House voted Wednesday to legalize gay marriage. Elaine Thompson/AP hide caption

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A crew of linemen working for Puget Sound Energy remove a power pole that fell down after a tree covered in ice fell on a transmission line near a substation in January in Olympia, Wash. Weather and tree branches cause 40 percent of power outages in the U.S. Ted S. Warren/AP hide caption

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Oil storage tanks at the Chevron Burnaby Oil Refinery on the shores of Burrard Inlet, east of Vancouver, British Columbia. Andy Clark/Reuters/Landov hide caption

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A screen shot from Ethical Oil's OurDecision.ca campaign, which calls on Canadians to write to Natural Resources Minister Joe Oliver asking him to ban foreigners and "their local puppet groups" from appearing before ongoing public hearings for a new pipeline project. OurDecision.ca hide caption

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Not Dead Yet: On July 3, 1935, the Kalakala started daily ferry service between Seattle and Bremerton, Wash. Today, it sits unused in a nearby Tacoma dock. Martin Kaste/NPR hide caption

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A police officer pins an Occupy Wall Street protester in New York City on Dec. 17. Police in different cities have found their own responses to the ongoing protests. John Minchillo/AP hide caption

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Some big-name tech companies are asking Congress to step in and clarify Americans' online privacy rights. Nicholas Kamm/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Officer Huy Nguyen shows a video camera worn by some officers in Oakland, Calif. Oakland and dozens of other police departments across the country are equipping officers with tiny body cameras to record anything from a traffic stop to a violent crime in progress. Jeff Chiu/AP hide caption

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Grieving families may chip shots out of the rough, or the sand trap, as well as putter on the green.

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An onlooker takes a photograph of Occupy Wall Street protesters in New York's Zuccotti Park. The demonstrations were inspired by a blog post by Kalle Lasn, founder of Adbusters magazine.

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A note in tribute to Steve Jobs is seen on the window of an Apple Store, Thursday, Oct. 6, 2011, in Las Vegas: "I'll miss you Steve. I will always keep thinking different."

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A supporter holds up a sign as former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin speaks during the Tea Party of America's "Restoring America" event at the Indianola Balloon Festival Grounds in Indianola, Iowa. Scott Olson/Getty Images hide caption

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