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President Obama last month withdrew the nomination of Caitlin J. Halligan to the federal appeals court in Washington, D.C., after her nomination was blocked by Senate Republicans. Jim McKnight/AP hide caption

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It's All Politics

Judicial Vacancies Languish On Key Federal Appeals Court

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Pakistani men who worked for the Taliban attend a class at Mishal, an army-run rehabilitation center in Pakistan's Swat Valley, on July 5, 2011. This and similar centers are trying to re-educate men taken in by the Taliban, who ruled Swat before the military drove out the insurgents in 2009. Farooq Naeem/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Asia

Pakistan's Ambitious Program To Re-Educate Militants

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Syrian refugees are pictured at Kilis refugee camp in Gaziantep, Turkey, on Nov. 1. An estimated 150,000 Syrians are reported to be living in the Turkish border town. Maurizio Gambarini/DPA/Landov hide caption

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Middle East

Syrian Financial Capital's Loss Is Turkey's Gain

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A pro-gay-marriage protester stands in front of the Supreme Court on Tuesday, the first of two days of oral arguments on challenges to laws that limit the definition of marriage to unions of a man and a woman. Karen Bleier/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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The Legal Battle Over Same-Sex Marriage

DOMA Challenge Tests Federal Definition Of Marriage

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Snow covers flowers in front of the Supreme Court building on Monday in Washington, D.C. On Tuesday, the justices hear oral arguments on the constitutionality of California's Proposition 8, which banned gay marriage. Jonathan Ernst/Reuters /Landov hide caption

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Same-Sex Marriage And The Supreme Court

In First Of 2 Gay-Marriage Cases, Court Turns To Proposition 8

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Myla Haider (shown at a press conference in Washington, D.C., in 2011) says she initially decided not to report that she'd been raped because she'd "never met one victim who was able to report the crime and still retain their military career." Mandel Ngan/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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America's Woman Warriors

Sexual Violence Victims Say Military Justice System Is 'Broken'

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