Marietta Perkins falls to her knees across the street from the movie theater on Friday in Aurora, Colo. Authorities report that 12 died during an assault at a midnight premiere of The Dark Knight. Robert Ray/AP hide caption

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Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal checks out damage off Grand Isle, La., from the Deepwater Horizon oil spill in June 2010. Spencer Platt/Getty Images hide caption

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Roger Leonard, a heavy equipment operator for the city of Scranton, Pa., saw his pay plunge to $340 from about $900 for two weeks' work after the mayor cut city-employee pay to minimum wage. Jeff Brady/NPR hide caption

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Nearly 350 homes have been destroyed by the Waldo Canyon fire in Colorado. Spencer Platt/Getty Images hide caption

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