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Casaundra Bronner, of Hazelwood, Mo., worked in marketing before being laid off in March 2010. She found a job again in March 2011 but is still uninsured and having trouble getting the health care she needs. Whitney Curtis for NPR hide caption

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Justice Sandra Day O'Connor wrote the 2003 Supreme Court opinion on affirmative action in college admissions. The newly energized conservative majority on the court could now change course. Kevin Lamarque/Reuters/Landov hide caption

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Robert Ford (left), the U.S. ambassador to Syria, speaks to an unidentified U.S. military attache during a guided government tour in the northern Syrian town of Jisr al-Shughur last June. The U.S. has closed its embassy in Syria owing to security concerns, but Ford is using Facebook to stay involved in the country. Louai Beshara/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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A man casts his vote during Yemen's presidential elections in the southern Yemeni port city of Aden on Tuesday. Only one person was on the ballot: Vice President Abdrabu Mansour Hadi. Khaled Abdullah/Reuters/Landov hide caption

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Russians take part in a pro-Putin rally at a Moscow park on Feb. 4. Pro-Kremlin forces have been accused of paying people to attend campaign events ahead of the presidential election in March. Alexey Sazonov/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Khader Adnan, a senior member of the radical Islamic Jihad group, has been held by Israel without charge. Israel agreed Tuesday to release Adnan, 33, who was on a hunger strike for more than two months. AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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