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President Obama holds up his jobs bill as he speaks at North Carolina State University in Raleigh, N.C., on Sept. 14. The president returns to North Carolina on Monday to drum up support for his proposals and for his re-election campaign.

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Thursday

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Adel al-Jubeir, shown in this 2004 photo, is Saudi Arabia's ambassador to the U.S. and was the target of an Iranian assassination plot, according to the U.S. government.

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Ayman al-Zawahiri (shown here in a still image posted online by al-Qaida in July) replaced Osama bin Laden at the top of al-Qaida's leadership. Some argue that eliminating a few key leaders would significantly weaken the group; others say the more dangerous threat — from al-Qaida affiliates — would be unaffected by changes in the group's core leadership.

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Wednesday

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Syrian refugees gather to protest Syrian President Bashar Assad at the Turkish Red Crescent camp in the Yayladagi district of the Turkish city of Hatay near the Syrian border on June 20. More than 7,000 Syrians are living in camps in Turkey.

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Tuesday

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Last summer, immigration rights activists in Los Angeles gathered for a rally calling on the government to act on immigration overhaul legislation. Strong Latino support helped President Obama win in 2008, but his support among those voters is slipping.

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Friday

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The Occupy Wall Street movement has spread to Washington, D.C., Los Angeles and other cities. In L.A. Thursday, protesters gathered outside a Wells Fargo downtown, above, and at a Bank of America branch where some were arrested for trying to protest inside.

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Wednesday

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