Phyllis Siegel (right) kisses her wife, Connie Kopelov, after the two exchanged vows at the Manhattan City Clerk's office. The couple were the first same-sex pair to tie the knot in New York City after the state's Marriage Equality Act went into effect on July 24. Michael Appleton/AP hide caption

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A vendor sells seafood at a market in East Broadway in New York City's Chinatown. There was a 17 percent drop in the population of New York City's Chinatown over the past decade, and some say it's a sign that Chinatown is becoming more of a symbolic touchstone. Rebecca Sheir/NPR hide caption

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A long, hot drought decimated the peanut crop this year, pushing the price of peanut butter up by more than a third. Ric Feld/AP hide caption

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Los Angeles City firefighter Dane Jackson investigates the fire that damaged a home once occupied by Doors frontman Jim Morrison early Friday morning. Ringo H.W. Chiu/AP photo hide caption

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Quarterback Darron Thomas of the Oregon Ducks (right) threw for 30 touchdowns with only 6 interceptions this season. The Ducks beat UCLA in the Pac-12 Championship to earn a spot in the Rose Bowl, where they'll face Wisconsin. Steve Dykes/Getty Images hide caption

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Singer Chris Brown meets with fans after performing on NBC's Today show in New York in July. Two years after his arrest for assaulting his then-girlfriend Rihanna, many of his fans — mostly teenage girls — blame Rihanna for the incident. Charles Sykes/AP hide caption

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Former Democratic state legislator Ed Fallon, a vocal member of the Occupy movement, said activists should take part in the caucuses. Becky Lettenberger/NPR hide caption

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Randy Howland works in his small office in March, shortly after he began a work-from-home job with a call center earning $10 an hour. Tamara Keith/NPR hide caption

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