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Congressional Cemetery was founded in 1807, when Washington, D.C., was a new town. The 35-acre historic burial ground is located in the Capitol Hill neighborhood, overlooking the Anacostia River. Blake Lipthratt/NPR hide caption

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How Congressional Cemetery Got Its Name

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A Syrian soldier casts a shadow as he stands in the northwest city of Idlib in May. Growing numbers of Syrian soldiers are defecting and joining the rebels. Khaled al-Hariri/Reuters/Landov hide caption

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Asked To Spy On Rebels, Syrian Soldier Becomes One

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Army trucks carry Egyptian military tanks in El Arish, in the northern Sinai Peninsula, on Aug. 9. Security forces are conducting a major security campaign in the area after a deadly attack by masked gunmen on a border post left 16 soldiers dead. AP hide caption

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'No Terrorists Here': Sinai Residents Fear Crackdown

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Rep. Paul Ryan, R-Wis., at a campaign event on June 18 in Janesville, Wis. Ryan, Mitt Romney's running mate, has made sure his constituents haven't been left out of federal programs like the stimulus. Evan Vucci/AP hide caption

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Ryan's District Gains Despite His Positions

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This image provided by IntelCenter on Dec. 8, 2010, shows a frame grab from a video released by the Taliban containing footage of a man believed to be Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl. The 26-year-old Army sergeant was captured by the Taliban more than three years ago. AP hide caption

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Taliban Showing New Willingness On Prisoner Swap

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Wanda Kos is undecided this election year, but voted for Barack Obama in 2008. She is concerned for the future of her daughter Sofia, 6, and her two older children, including one son who just joined the military Becky Lettenberger/NPR hide caption

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An Undecided Florida Voter Faces Emotional Decision

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Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., listens at left as Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney speaks in Aston, Pa., in April. Republican leaders from Jeb Bush to John McCain have touted Rubio for vice president. Jae C. Hong/AP hide caption

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Will Tea Party Star Marco Rubio Get GOP VP Nod?

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Gregory Brown, 52, lives in a trailer park community in Lutz, Fla., near the corner of First and Main streets. He lives off unemployment checks and blames President Obama for his financial difficulties. Becky Lettenberger/NPR hide caption

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Race An Issue That Simmers In Florida Battleground

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Katrina Bordwell's home was flooded recently after nearby development stopped up a drainage pipe. Bordwell, 24, lives in the community with her children, from left, Leo, 3, her boyfriend's son Kyle Cose, 3, and Zoey, 5. Becky Lettenberger/NPR hide caption

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Even In Florida Swing County, Minds Seem Made Up

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