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Women from southern Somalia stand near pooled rainwater in Mogadishu, Somalia, Monday, Aug 1, 2011. Tens of thousands of famine-stricken Somali refugees were cold and drenched after torrential rains overnight pounded their makeshift structures in the capital, Mogadishu. Farah Abdi Warsameh/AP hide caption

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Sudan-born model Alek Wek displays a creation by German fashion designer Anja Gockel, at the Fashion Week in Berlin, Germany, Thursday, Jan. 21, 2010. Markus Schreiber/AP hide caption

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Supporters of the DREAM Act, including Rep. Luis Gutierrez, D-Ill., third from right, wait to be arrested while performing an act of civil disobedience at a rally for supporting the DREAM Act and immigration reform outside the White House in Washington, on Tuesday, July 26, 2011. Jacquelyn Martin/AP hide caption

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U.S. Secretary of Health and Human Services Kathleen Sebelius speaks at a round table discussion with area seniors on the benefits of the Affordable Care Act, Thursday, June 30, 2011 in Cincinnati. Al Behrman/AP hide caption

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House Minority Assistant Leader James Clyburn (D-SC) heads into a meeting with House Democrats and Vice President Joe Biden at the U.S. Capitol August 1, 2011 in Washington, DC. Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images hide caption

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Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., is all smiles as he walks to the Senate floor to announce that a deal has been reached on the debt ceiling on Capitol Hill in Washington, Sunday, July 31, 2011. Harry Hamburg/AP hide caption

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Readers can explore intuition's power in "The Voice Within," an article of O Magazine's August 2011 edition. Amy Ta/NPR hide caption

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Americans are meeting that special someone through all sorts of ways. istockphoto.com hide caption

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Bertha Lewis speaks at the National Press Club in Washington, Tuesday, Oct. 6, 2009. Haraz N. Ghanbari/AP hide caption

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Rep. Emanuel Cleaver, D-Mo., leader of the Congressional Black Caucus, speaking on Capitol Hill in Washington on Wednesday, July 20, 2011. Rep. Lucille Roybal-Allard, D-Calif., listens at left. Harry Hamburg/AP hide caption

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U.S. Rep. Emanuel Cleaver (D-MO), Chair of the Congressional Black Caucus, speaks during a news conference July 20, 2011 on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC. Members of the Congressional Hispanic Caucus, the Congressional Black Caucus and the Congressional Asian Pacific American Caucus held the news conference to discuss the debt ceiling. Alex Wong/Getty Images hide caption

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Thursday

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Two people walk by a flower memorial in front of the Norway House in Brussels on Thursday, July 28, 2011. The EU convened a special meeting on counterterrorism in Brussels on Thursday, following the Norway massacre, in which at least 76 people were killed. Virginia Mayo/AP hide caption

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US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton's signature is viewed in a book of condolence at the Norwegian Embassy on July 28, 2011 in Washington, DC. Clinton made the visit to give condolence to the people of Norway for their loss in the July 22, 2011 twin attacks in Oslo and on the island of Utoeya. KAREN BLEIER/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Michael Levy enjoys a game of Mahjiang with local youth. Courtesy Of The Author hide caption

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Ellie Goulding sings "Your Song," which she dedicated to the late Amy Winehouse, at NPR headquarters in Washington D.C., on July 25. Amy Ta /NPR hide caption

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Princeton University professor Dr. Cornel West, right, talks to television and radio personality Tavis Smiley during the State of Black Union 2005 conference at the New Birth Missionary Baptist Church in Lithonia, Ga. Activists West and Smiley are planning a 15-city "Poverty Tour" to bring attention to the needy and to what they say are the failings of President Barack Obama. Erik S. Lesser/AP hide caption

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NFLPA Executive Director DeMaurice Smith speaks with reporters outside the NFL Players Association headquarters in Washington, Monday, July 25, 2011, after the NFL Players Association executive board and 32 team reps voted unanimously Monday to approve the terms of a deal with owners to the end the 4½-month lockout. Cliff Owen/AP hide caption

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A woman looks at posted job opportunities at a Denver employment office last Friday. Ed Andrieski/AP hide caption

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Nick Dunn, 16, gave up on school shortly after he lost his father. He lives with his mother, Deborah Gilmore Dunn, in rural South Carolina. Claudio Sanchez/NPR hide caption

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Tuesday

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Marc Morial, right, president of the National Urban League, and Ben Jealous, president of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People, speak to reporters after a meeting with President Barack Obama at the White House in Washington, Thursday, July 21, 2011. Manuel Balce Ceneta/AP hide caption

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President Barack Obama waves as he prepares to walks off stage after delivering remarks at the National Council of La Raza (NCLR) annual conference luncheon in Washington, Monday, July 25, 2011. Pablo Martinez Monsivais/AP hide caption

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Two young women stand in silence after placing flower near Sundvollen close to the Utoya island, near Oslo, Norway, Tuesday, July 26, 2011, where a gunman Anders Behring Breivik killed at least 68 people. Ferdinand Ostrop/AP hide caption

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In this image from video provided by ABC News, Nafissatou Diallo, the alleged victim in the Dominique Strauss-Kahn assault case, speaks during an interview with Robin Roberts. Diallo told the network she never wanted to be in the public eye but had no choice, amid questions about her credibility. ABC News/AP hide caption

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California Attorney General Kamala Harris gives her first news conference in Los Angeles on Tuesday, Nov. 30, 2010. Damian Dovarganes/AP hide caption

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President Barack Obama signs the certification stating that the statutory requirements for repeal of DADT have been met, in the Oval Office, July 22, 2011. Pete Souza/Official White House Photo hide caption

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Vincent Frankowski, center, and his class from Centreville, Mich., tour the Capitol on an end-of-the-school-year trip in summer 2011. David Aaron Troy/For The Washington Post hide caption

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The latest books by former Newsweek columnist Ellis Cose and The Washington Post columnist Eugene Robinson. Amy Ta/NPR hide caption

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Friday

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President Obama discusses the continuing budget talks in the briefing room of the White House on Tuesday. Manuel Balce Ceneta/AP hide caption

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President Barack Obama walks with First Lady Michelle Obama and their daughters Malia and Sasha to St. John's Church Sunday, July 17, 2011, in Washington. Carolyn Kaster/AP hide caption

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NFL general counsel Jeff Pash listens to a reporter's question during a news conference where it was announced that NFL owners have agreed to a tentative agreement that would end the lockout, pending player approval, in College Park, Ga., on Thursday, July 21, 2011. (AP Photo/John Bazemore) John Bazemore/AP hide caption

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Members of the Circle of Protection gather before meeting with President Obama, Wednesday July 20, 2011. Courtesy of Bread for the World hide caption

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Thursday

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GOP presidential hopefuls use 140 characters or less to answer the question: "As president, how will you avoid continually raising the debt ceiling?" Amy Ta/NPR hide caption

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Mariah Stackhouse competes during the first round of the American Junior Golf Association tournament at Steelwood Country Club in Loxley, Ala., June 6-9, 2011. Courtesy of American Junior Golf Association hide caption

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Martha Wash sings her classic "It's Raining Men" at NPR headquarters in Washington, D.C., on July 20. Amy Ta/NPR hide caption

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