Service members handcuffed themselves to the White House fence during an April protest for gay rights. The potential repeal of the "don't ask, don't tell" policy barring openly gay troops from serving raises practical questions about housing and fairness for the Pentagon.
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Shin Eung-ho eats pizza and talks on the phone inside a togulbang, a small capsule-like room, at Inspa World in Incheon, South Korea. The 12-year-old fled Yeongpyeong island with his family.
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Blake Mycoskie, 34, who calls himself the Chief Shoe Giver, created a business model that lets him give back. For one pair of Toms shoes purchased, the company gives one pair away -- from the Gulf Coast to Argentina to Ethiopia.
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Dr. Barry Gordon, a neurologist and an experimental psychologist at Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, has been trying to help his son Alex find language. Alex, pictured here at 7 years was always non-verbal and diagnosed as autistic at age 4.
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