Deacon Mark Coudrain, bottom left, Rev. Charles Benoit, top left, Abbot Justin Brown, top right, and attorney Evans Schmidt carry a casket built by Benedictine monks down the steps of the U.S. federal district courthouse on Aug. 12, 2010. Patrick Semansky/AP hide caption

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Hong Kong's new Chief Executive Leung Chun-ying attends the flag-raising ceremony to mark the 15th anniversary of the Hong Kong handover to China in Hong Kong Sunday. Kin Cheung/AP hide caption

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Back in October 2010, Democrat Jim Oberstar was running for his 19th term in the U.S. House. But he'd voted for the Affordable Care Act and was beaten that November. Today, he says the Supreme Court's ruling that upheld the act is "vindication in spades." Julia Cheng/AP hide caption

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Trainees with Royal Dutch Shell learn to deploy oil spill booms in the waters near the port of Valdez in Alaska. The company is training about 200 spill responders. Richard Harris/NPR hide caption

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