Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla, is among a bipartisan group of eight senators who this week announced a plan to overhaul the nation's immigration laws. Charlie Neibergall/AP hide caption

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The winding down of the war in Afghanistan and efforts to slice the budget deficit will likely mean more spending cuts for the Pentagon. AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Eagle Scout Zach Wahls delivers cartons of petitions to the Boys Scouts of America national board meeting in Orlando, Fla., last May, calling for an end to anti-gay discriminatory practices. Helping to carry the cartons are Mark Anthony Dingbaum and Christine Irvine of Barbara Liston/Reuters/Landov hide caption

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The U.S. Department of Agriculture's proposed new rules for school snacks promote healthier options, like the fruits and vegetables served in this Palo Alto, Calif., cafeteria. Paul Sakuma/AP hide caption

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Energy Secretary Steven Chu tours the Vogtle nuclear power plant in Waynesboro, Ga., last year. David Goldman/AP hide caption

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