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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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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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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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Wednesday

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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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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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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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Somali women displaced by drought await rations at a camp in Mogadishu, Somalia, Wednesday, July 20, 2011. Parts of southern Somalia are suffering from famine, a U.N. official said Wednesday, and tens of thousands of Somalis have already died in the worst hunger emergency in a generation. Mohamed Sheikh Nor/AP hide caption

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Brigid Schulte's beloved green 1995 Volvo. Courtesy of Brigid Schulte hide caption

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U.S. President Barack Obama, First Lady Michelle Obama, and their daughters Sasha and Malia watch the Women's World Cup while dining in the White House July 17, 2011 in Washington, DC. Pete Souza/The White House /Getty Images hide caption

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Tuesday

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Bottles of antiretroviral drug Truvada, a medicine used in trials that showed a reduction in transmission of HIV between heterosexuals. Justin Sullivan/Getty Images hide caption

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On May 24, 2011, teachers and others demonstrated against proposed budget cuts that would eliminate many teaching and staff positions and educational programs throughout the Los Angeles Unified School District. The demonstrators were at district headquarters in Los Angeles. Reed Saxon/AP hide caption

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Volunteers earn these Time Dollars by doing things for others, such as making them jewelry or baking them pound cake. Amy Ta/NPR hide caption

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Levi Aron, left, is arraigned in Brooklyn criminal court Thursday, July 14, 2011, in New York. Aron, 35, is charged with luring 8-year-old Leiby Kletzky to his home on Monday, and then smothering him and chopping him up when he learned that a search was under way for the missing child. Detectives found the boy's feet in Aron's freezer. Louis Lanzano/AP hide caption

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Monday

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Former president Nelson Mandela, second from left center, and his extended family members celebrate his 93rd birthday in Qunu, South Africa, Monday July 18, 2011. Peter Morey/AP hide caption

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In April, Gustavo Torres and others cheer as Maryland state delegates exit the floor after passing SB 167, which extends the opportunity for affordable college to the children of undocumented citizens. Sarah L. Voisin/The Washington Post hide caption

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An anti-abortion billboard with President Barack Obama's image is shown by a vacant lot in the Englewood neighborhood of Chicago's South Side Saturday, April 23, 2011. The billboard is from a Texas anti-abortion group, not the Radiance Foundation, whose co-founder appeared in this interview with NPR. Barbara Rogriguez/AP hide caption

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