Cindy Lohman is seen holding a photo of her son Ryan, who was killed by a bomb in Afghanistan. She says she feels betrayed by Prudential, his life insurance company. Bill Cramer/Bloomberg hide caption

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Ted Stevens served Alaska in the Senate for four decades, but lost a re-election bid amid corruption charges in 2008. Mark Wilson/Getty Images hide caption

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Republican Senate candidates Jerry Moran (left) and Todd Tiahrt shake hands after their first televised debate July 6 at the studio of NBC affiliate KSNT-27, in Topeka. The debate was moderated by Bob Beatty and Kelli Stegeman. Thad Allton/The Topeka Capital-Journal/AP hide caption

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Michael Bromwich, the new director of what is now the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management, Regulation and Enforcement, testifies before a Senate panel as Interior Secretary Ken Salazar listens on June 23. Karen Bleier/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Oil-soaked booms sit on top of a marsh in Barataria Bay. Brian Naylor/NPR hide caption

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Rand Paul has been endorsed by Sarah Palin and retiring Sen. Jim Bunning. Stephen Lance Dennee/AP hide caption

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The Census Bureau is benefiting from more educated workers who can't get jobs in their chosen fields because of the sluggish economy. Spencer Platt/Getty Images hide caption

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This Ansel Adams photograph of Acoma Pueblo, N.M., is among those now on display, decades after being commissioned. Ansel Adams/National Archives hide caption

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In February, a man flew his small plane into an Austin, Texas, building that housed several IRS employees. Tony Gutierrez/AP hide caption

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