House Speaker John Boehner has represented Ohio's 8th Congressional District since 1990. His constituents have been paying close attention to his role in the debt-ceiling negotiations. J. Scott Applewhite/AP hide caption

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Boehner's District Assesses His Role In Debt Talks

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A drone takes its first flight at Edwards Air Force Base in California in February. In the near future, drones could be used outside of the military for things like traffic helicopters or flying jumbo jets. Alan Radecki/AP hide caption

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What Will We Watch As Drones Evolve?

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Justin Bock holds his daughter, Lina, at his graduation from basic training earlier this year. Bock decided to enlist in the Navy after both he and his wife, Ashley, were laid off. Courtesy of the Bocks hide caption

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A Weak Economy Is Good For Military Recruiting

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King Henry VIII famously suffered from gout. iStockphoto.com hide caption

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From Kings To The Average Joe: Gout Makes A Comeback

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Sarah Bullard with her four children, Liam, Fay, Olivia and Joshua. They bought a house in Bristol, R.I., but then Bullard's husband got orders to work at the Pentagon. So now they live apart. Bradley Campbell/WRNI hide caption

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Home-Buying Regrets: Two Military Families' Sagas

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Traders work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange in April. The country's credit rating could suffer if Congress fails to address the nation's long-term debt. Spencer Platt/Getty Images hide caption

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What A Credit Ratings Cut Could Mean For The U.S.

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As part of her exercise routine, Curtis starts most mornings walking a gaggle of neighborhood toddlers to their day care. Tovia Smith/NPR hide caption

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One Woman's Struggle To Shed Weight, And Shame

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Kitty Lambert (right) and Cheryle Rudd are married by Niagara Falls Mayor Paul Dyster in Niagara Falls, N.Y., on Saturday. With a rainbow-lit Niagara Falls as a backdrop early Sunday, Lambert, 54, and Rudd, 53, were among the first gay couples to tie the knot with the blessing of the state, which last month became the sixth and largest to sanction gay marriage. David Duprey/AP hide caption

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Same-Sex Couples Exchange Vows In New York

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This is what a woolly mammoth looked like — the 10,000-year-old head was found, preserved in ice in the Siberian tundra near the Russian town of Yakutsk in this photo from 2003. Naoki Suzuki/AP hide caption

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Ever Wonder What A Woolly Mammoth Sounds Like?

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Jazia Pratt fills a bucket with water from a fire hydrant in the afternoon summer heat in Philadelphia. Matt Rourke/AP hide caption

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Summer Heat Puts Stress On New England Power Grid

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Saruuro Aden traveled on foot from southern Somalia across the Kenyan border with her four children. She says they walked for 10 days. Ofeibea Quist-Arcton/NPR hide caption

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Somalis Stream Into Kenya, Fleeing Famine

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A Tribe Called Quest in the early days. From left to right, Jarobi White, Q-Tip, Ali Shaheed Muhammad and Phife Dawg. Ernie Paniccioli/Courtesy of Sony Pictures Classics hide caption

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A Tribe Called Quest: The Rise And Fall Of A Legend

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News Corp. CEO Rupert Murdoch (right), testifying alongside his son James, said his appearance Tuesday before a British parliamentary inquiry in London was "the most humble day of my life." Parbul/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Does British Scandal Risk Murdoch's Hold On Empire?

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The leader of this Miami Mosque, shown May 14, has been accused of financing terrorism in Pakistan. He has pleaded not guilty. Joe Raedle/Getty Images hide caption

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Imam Arrests Show Shift In Muslim Outreach Effort

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Terrorism Training Casts Pall Over Muslim Employee

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