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As Portraits Became Passé, These Artists Redefined 'Face Value'

After World War II, portraiture fell out of fashion. But an exhibit at the National Portrait Gallery celebrates some rebel artists who found new, clever and funny ways to portray the human figure.

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Shooting Of Sikh Army Veteran Divides Community

Police had been called before to the home of the Gulf War veteran, who had been diagnosed with mental illness. But on Jan. 25, he was shot and killed, and his family is suing for wrongful death.

President Obama and superintendent of the Military Academy, Lt. Gen. Robert L. Caslen Jr., take the Pledge of Allegiance at the West Point graduation ceremony on Wednesday. In an interview with NPR, President Obama said U.S. foreign policy should focus more on diplomatic efforts than on large-scale military operations. Peter Foley/EPA/Landov hide caption

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More Diplomacy, Fewer Military Missions: 5 Obama Statements Explained

In a wide-ranging interview with NPR, the president says U.S. foreign policy in the 21st century should focus on diplomacy and counterterrorism rather than large-scale military operations.

President Obama and superintendent of the Military Academy, Lt. Gen. Robert L. Caslen Jr., take the Pledge of Allegiance at the West Point graduation ceremony on Wednesday. In an interview with NPR, President Obama said U.S. foreign policy should focus more on diplomatic efforts than on large-scale military operations. Peter Foley/EPA/Landov hide caption

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More Diplomacy, Fewer Military Missions: 5 Obama Statements Explained
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The Divide Over Involuntary Mental Health Treatment
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Veterans Affairs Secretary Eric Shinseki said he's "mad as hell" about reported problems with the VA health care system, and politicians on both sides of the aisle also expressed outrage. But the origins of the scandal are bipartisan, with deep roots, and not everyone agrees on what to do about it. Cliff Owen/AP hide caption

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On VA Scandal, No Partisan Divide, Just Universal Outrage
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Shooting Of Sikh Army Veteran Divides Community
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As Portraits Became Passé, These Artists Redefined 'Face Value'
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