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Rep. Henry Waxman, D-Calif., speaks Tuesday at a news conference calling for no reduction in the Medicare and Medicaid budgets, as part of the year-end budget talks on Capitol Hill in Washington. Waxman said he does not support means testing for Medicare. Joshua Roberts/Reuters /Landov hide caption

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Parents leading a revolt to take over an elementary school say it has failed their children. From left: Cynthia Ramirez with her son, Mason; Doreen Diaz; Bartola DelVillar; and Kathy Duncan. Claudio Sanchez/NPR hide caption

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Antonio Iniesta demonstrates in Madrid's Puerta del Sol square last month. He's searching for a younger brother he believes is one of Spain's bebes robados, or stolen babies. Sylvia Poggioli/NPR hide caption

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This monitor screen image shows a graphic of the orbit of the satellite carried by the Unha-3 rocket, which North Korea launched this week. The image is from the Korean Central News Agency, distributed in Tokyo by the Korea News Service. AP hide caption

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Researchers used this inflatable tree raft that sits atop the forest canopy to help them collect almost 130,000 arthropod specimens from a section of Panamanian rainforest about the size of a football field. Courtesy of Noui Baiben hide caption

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In Hyde Park on Hudson, Laura Linney plays one of President Franklin D. Roosevelt's (Bill Murray) distant cousins — a reserved, self-contained woman with whom he carried on a quiet affair. Nicola Dove/Focus Features hide caption

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