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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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It's All Politics

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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Leo del Aguila (from left), Vesa Gashi, Scott Simon, Erblin Mehmetaj and Shawn Fox in 1999 in a housing complex in Pristina. Del Aguila, Simon and Fox were covering the Kosovo conflict for NPR; the children lived in the war-stricken area. Courtesy of Erblin Mehmetaj hide caption

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When Weighing Intervention In Syria, Consider The Children

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President Obama makes an unannounced stop to talk with the Tully Central High School soccer team about their plans for college in Tully, N.Y., on Friday. Jacquelyn Martin/AP hide caption

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Obama Campaigns For College Affordability Plan

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A pro-Morsi supporter stands with other demonstrators in Cairo's Abbassiya neighborhood on Friday. Mohammed Abdel Moneim/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Political Crisis In Egypt

Despite Bloodshed, Many Egyptians Support Military

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If the 325 lines from Thomas Kyd's play The Spanish Tragedy become accepted as William Shakespeare's work, it will be the first time new work has been added to Shakespeare's canon since Edward III was acknowledged as his in the 1990s. Library of Congress hide caption

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Might Bad Handwriting Lead To 'Lend Me Your Beers'?

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