Supporters of Planned Parenthood wave banners during a rally for President Obama in Charlotte, N.C., on Sept. 4, ahead of the opening of the Democratic National Convention. Mladen Antonov/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Carri Jo Anderson joins the protest in front of a Chick-fil-A restaurant in Pompano Beach, Fla., in August. As views on homosexuality change, more states are challenging the federal definition of marriage J Pat Carter/AP hide caption

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America's state chefs might be called on to prepare state dinners, travel abroad or host culinary experts from around the world. Pablo Martinez Monsivais/AP hide caption

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The Social Security tax rate is scheduled to revert to 6.2 percent next year, up from the temporary reduction — to 4.2 percent on an employee's first $110,000 in wages — which has been in effect since January 2011. iStockphoto.com hide caption

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A police boat patrols the waterways in the downtown area Monday in Tampa, Fla., site of the Republican National Convention. Scott Olson/Getty Images hide caption

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Republican vice presidential candidate Paul Ryan campaigns with his mother, Betty Ryan Douglas, on Saturday in The Villages, Fla. The Mitt Romney campaign has created an ad from the event. Phelan M. Ebenhack/AP hide caption

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President Clinton signs the welfare reform law on Aug. 22, 1996. Stephen Jaffe /Reuters /Landov hide caption

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Republican National Committee officials on Monday unveiled the stage inside of the Tampa Bay Times Forum in preparation for the Republican National Convention. Tim Boyles/Getty Images hide caption

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President Obama said his health care law bolsters Medicare and Medicaid, but the Supreme Court has ruled that states can opt out of some changes to Medicaid. Carolyn Kaster/AP hide caption

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Republican vice presidential candidate Paul Ryan holds up a Green Bay Packers jersey during a campaign stop at the Iowa State Fair. Steve Pope/Getty Images hide caption

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Republican Rep. Steve King of Iowa (right) flips pork chops at the Iowa State Fair in Des Moines while Terry Aupperle of Wiota watches. Aupperle lives in Cass County. He can't vote for King anymore because of redistricting. Clay Masters/Iowa Public Radio hide caption

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