President Obama presents Secretary of Defense Robert Gates with the Presidential Medal of Freedom during a ceremony Thursday on the River Parade Field at the Pentagon. Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images hide caption

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Marines detonate a homemade explosive device in the Helmand River valley in Afghanistan in 2009. David Gilkey/NPR hide caption

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Jacob Phelps of Westboro Baptist Church demonstrates outside the U.S. Supreme Court during Snyder v. Phelps this past October in Washington, D.C. Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images hide caption

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Harold Koh (left), the top lawyer at the U.S. State Department, stands with Assistant Secretary of State Michael Posner during a news conference after the United States' first review before the U.N. Human Rights Council last November. Fabrice Coffrini/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Secretary of Defense Robert Gates speaks to troops in Kandahar province, Afghanistan. Jason Reed/Pool/Getty Images hide caption

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Glen Stewart Godwin has been caught before, at least twice. Convicted of murder, he escaped California's Folsom State Prison in 1987, only to be caught later that year for drug trafficking. While serving time in a Guadalajara prison, Godwin allegedly murdered another inmate in 1991 and escaped again, just months later. FBI/Time Life Pictures/Getty Images hide caption

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Rep. Darrell Issa and other Republicans in Congress are headed to Mexico on Friday to try to find more weapons purchased by straw buyers in the U.S. Harry Hamburg/AP hide caption

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Jose Antonio Vargas works in his New York City apartment May 26. Vargas, a journalist, has revealed to the public that he is an illegal immigrant. Bonnie Jo Mount/Courtesy of The Washington Post hide caption

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