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A sow polar bear rests with her cubs on pack ice in the Beaufort Sea in northern Alaska, in an undated photo. Steve Amstrup/U.S Fish and Wild Life Service/AP hide caption

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A survey by the Kaiser Family Foundation found two-thirds of respondents were in favor of the new requirement for insurance plans to offer prescription birth control without a copay or deductible. Hamiza Bakirci/iStockphoto.com hide caption

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An experienced airline passenger holds his shoes and has an unloosened belt while waiting to go through the TSA security checkpoint at Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport last month. Erik S. Lesser/AP hide caption

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An angel, carved from Indiana limestone, lies shattered amid other damage on the roof of the Washington National Cathedral after an earthquake struck on August 23. The cost of repairs could run "well into the millions," a church official said. J. Scott Applewhite/AP hide caption

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President Obama is presented with a Green Bay Packers football jersey by quarterback Aaron Rodgers (left) during a White House ceremony on Aug. 12 honoring the Super Bowl XLV champions. Pablo Martinez Monsivais/AP hide caption

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