The Pentagon extended military benefits to same-sex spouses this summer, but some states have been resisting. Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel called that resistance "wrong" on Thursday. Brendan Smialowski/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Some Kraft Macaroni and Cheese will no longer be so ... orange. Matt York/AP hide caption

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Republican Dean Young (above) is backed by the Tea Party. He faces Bradley Byrne in a special runoff election Tuesday to fill Alabama's 1st Congressional District seat. Phillip Rawls and Campaign of Dean Young/AP hide caption

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Suzanne Cloud on the first day the health exchange marketplace opened, Oct 1. Because of problems with the HealthCare.gov website, she's now planning to use a paper application. Elana Gordon/WHYY hide caption

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A young man gives a Catholic skullcap to Pope Francis as he greets the crowd before his general audience at St. Peter's Square at the Vatican on Oct. 16. Alberto Pizzoli/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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A protester appears behind Gen. Keith Alexander, director of the National Security Agency, at a hearing of the House intelligence committee this week in Washington. Alex Wong/Getty Images hide caption

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Runners train in Ngong, Kenya, in 2012. The country has produced the world's best distance runners for decades, and most belong to the Kalenjin people. Michael Steele/Getty Images hide caption

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Germany will allow parents to choose a third indeterminate option for newborn babies, under a new law that takes effect Friday. Deshakalyan Chowdhury/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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