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On the 150th anniversary of the Gettysburg Address, the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library, Museum and Foundation is inviting anyone to submit their own 272-word essay. Hulton Archive/Getty Images hide caption

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Lincoln's 272 Words, A Model Of Brevity For Modern Times

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President Obama speaks about the Affordable Care Act on Thursday in Largo, Md. In the latest fiscal fight with Republicans, the president is lacking a partner to make a deal with — or even to vilify. Pablo Martinez Monsivais/AP hide caption

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In Washington's Fiscal Tango, Obama's Lacking A Dance Partner

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President Obama's speeches about Syria have at times seemed to reveal his own internal struggle on the topic. Pablo Martinez Monsivais/AP hide caption

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The U.S. Response To Syria

In Syria Debate, Obama's Internal Dialogue Becomes Audible

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As NPR's Scott Simon observes, a lot of tattoo parlors' business comes from walk-in clients "who want to leave with a dragon on their shoulder." That's the case whether the tattoo shop is in Washington, D.C., or — as in this image — in Sao Paulo. Micael Tattoo Faccio/Flickr hide caption

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D.C. Wants To Make Sure You Truly Want That Tattoo

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