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The Sight Of Roadkill Makes A Pretty, Data-Rich Picture
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Jessica Bermudez, 24, models a dress at Deja Vu in Alexandria, Va. Bermudez is competing for the title of Miss District of Columbia USA, and says she regularly enters beauty pageants. Coburn Dukehart/NPR hide caption

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Beauty Pageant Economics: The Sash Isn't Cheap
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Now What? The State Of Palestinian Statehood
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President Obama looks over a roller coaster with K'Nex inventor and Chairman Joel Glickman (left) and President and CEO Michael Araten on Friday during a tour of the company in Hatfield, Pa. Susan Walsh/AP hide caption

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Obama Back In Campaign Mode; This Time, It's Taxes
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USS Enterprise sails in the Persian Gulf while in support of Operation Southern Watch and the extended "no-fly" zone over Iraq on Sept. 22, 1996. Matthew Hostetler/AP hide caption

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Farewell: USS Enterprise Starred In History And Film
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Night falls on a Syrian rebel-controlled area on Thursday, the same day an Internet blackout struck the country. The cause is still unclear, but many claim the Syrian government was responsible. Narciso Contreras/AP hide caption

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Shutdowns Counter The Idea Of A World-Wide Web
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Mexico's new president, Enrique Pena Nieto, has made big promises in a country with a mixed record. Jacquelyn Martin/AP hide caption

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High Expectations Welcome Mexico's New President
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Tribal Coalition Report Finds South Dakota 'Willfully' Violated Child Welfare Law
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Lauren Rae (left) and Olivia Marlow look at the ornaments in the Grand Foyer during the first viewing of the White House 2012 holiday decorations in Washington, D.C., on Wednesday. This year's theme is "Joy to All." Jim Watson/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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White House Holiday Spirit A 'Joy To All'
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