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House Speaker John Boehner, R-Ohio (left) and Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., on Capitol Hill in February. Republicans have been quick to criticize the president for bypassing Congress with his immigration action, but they've been unusually silent on the policy itself. J. Scott Applewhite/AP hide caption

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Hill Republicans Tight-Lipped On Immigration Change

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Tech entrepreneurs gather at the offices of Y Combinator, a company based in Mountain View, Calif., that provides seed money to young startups. Founder Paul Graham predicts half of the startups funded by Y Combinator will ultimately fail. Melissa Block/NPR hide caption

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Failure: The F-Word Silicon Valley Loves And Hates

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A nearly 70-foot dock that was torn loose from a fishing port in northern Japan by last year's tsunami washed ashore on Agate Beach in Oregon. Marine scientists have found potentially invasive species among the 100 tons of marine life that traveled aboard the dock. Oregon Department of Parks and Recreation/AP hide caption

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As Tsunami Debris Crosses Pacific, Dangers Emerge

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Occupy Wall Street protesters joined with unions in New York on May 1, a traditional day of global protests in sympathy with unions and leftist politics. Mario Tama/Getty Images hide caption

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State Of The Unions: Labor And The Middle Class

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French President Francois Hollande's companion, Valerie Trierweiler (left), has sparked a political uproar in France, with a tweet in support of a candidate running against Segolene Royal (right), Hollande's former partner and the mother of his four children. Philippe Desmazes/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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French First Lady Sets Country A-Twitter

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Members of the U.N. observers mission in Syria visit wounded soldiers and policemen at Tishreen Military Hospital in Damascus on May 23. Casualties among Syrian government forces are rising sharply. SANA /Handout/EPA /Landov hide caption

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At Syrian Military Hospital, The Casualties Mount

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Protesters rally against a bailout package for Spain in front of a Bank of Spain building in Barcelona on Monday. The demonstrators think the bailout will bring only greater hardship. Josep Lago/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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It's A 'Victory,' Not A Bailout, Spain's Leader Says

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