John Hodgman, left, presides over a live taping of the Judge John Hodgman podcast, as Jesse Thorn looks on. Liezl Estipona/Courtesy of Maximum Fun hide caption

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U.S. Army soldiers begin their journey home from Iraq on July 13, 2010. Maya Alleruzzo/AP hide caption

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Ms. Veteran America Denyse Gordon's knowledge of military history helped her win the crown. Amy Ta/NPR hide caption

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Protesters against U.S. military action in Syria march to Capitol Hill from the White House on Saturday. Carolyn Kaster/AP hide caption

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Rep. Elijah Cummings, D-Md., gestures as he speaks in an Oversight Committee hearing on Capitol Hill in May 22. Carolyn Kaster/AP hide caption

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President Obama pauses after speaking to media in the White House on Tuesday before a meeting with congressional leaders to discuss the situation in Syria. With the president: House Speaker John Boehner (from left), House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, House Majority Leader Eric Cantor and Sen. Dianne Feinstein. Carolyn Kaster/AP hide caption

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