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President Obama speaks as House Speaker John Boehner (second from right) and Rep. Nancy Pelosi look on during a dinner of bipartisan committee chairmen and ranking members and their spouses in the East Room of the White House on Monday. Jewel Samad/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Cpl. Andrew Collins springs into action seconds after a rocket is fired at the outpost in Charkh, Afghanistan. Combat Outpost Charkh sees as much action as anywhere in Afghanistan, but it's in Logar province, not far from the capital, Kabul. David Gilkey/NPR hide caption

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Anatoly Kotlyar (left), 59, and Alexander Zenchenko, 58, are two of the thousands of "liquidators," or firefighters, who responded to the 1986 Chernobyl disaster. The Soviet government ordered them to the nuclear facility as first responders. Both men today complain of health problems and say Ukraine's government should be doing more to help with medical bills. David Greene/NPR hide caption

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A technician checks a spot with a Geiger counter in a forest that burned in 1992. The wildfire released radioactive particles into the air that were deposited there during the 1986 nuclear accident at Chernobyl. Experts worry nearby forest, which is becoming overgrown, could again be ripe for a blaze. Patrick Landmann/Getty Images hide caption

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