The New York Giants' Bobby Thomson hits a home run at the Polo Grounds to beat the Brooklyn Dodgers in their playoff game, Oct. 3, 1951. It remains a painful memory for Harvey Sherman. AP hide caption

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Beer is poured for judges at the 2010 Great American Beer Festival in Denver. Ed Andrieski/AP hide caption

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Supporters of Republican presidential candidate Rick Perry attend a rally earlier this month in Newport Beach, Calif. Though some Republican voters have doubts about Perry, recent polls show it's not because of his stance on Social Security, which he's called a "Ponzi scheme." Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images hide caption

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A 10-year-old girl blows a shofar with the help of Cantor Robbi Sherwin during Rosh Hashana services in the mountains of Crested Butte, Colo., last year. Rosh Hashana marks the beginning of the Jewish new year. Nathan Bilow/AP hide caption

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Ben Shaw hangs from an oil derrick outside Williston, ND, in July 2011. Williston's mayor, Ward Koeser, estimates that the town has between 2,000 and 3,000 job openings for oil workers. Gregory Bull/AP hide caption

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Ford's Michigan Assembly Plant used to produce SUVs. Now it churns out the Ford Focus, with help from a federal loan program. House Republicans are looking to cut funding for the program to offset money for disaster relief. Paul Sancya/AP hide caption

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A neutrino detector like this one, seen at Los Alamos National Laboratory in 1995, was used to collect data claiming that neutrinos can travel faster than the speed of light. Fred Rick/Time & Life Pictures/Getty Image hide caption

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Cities across the country are investing more money in infrastructure to make roads safer for bikes. Last week, a highway bill faced resistance from lawmakers who saw those kinds of projects as an inappropriate use of federal funds. Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images hide caption

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Federal Reserve Board Chairman Ben Bernanke testifies before the House Financial Services Committee in July 2010. Bernanke has been heavily criticized by Republican presidential candidates in recent months. Alex Wong/Getty Images hide caption

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Members of the U.S. Congress applaud during a joint session at the U.S. Capitol. Nearly 50 percent of those in Congress are millionaires and may be affected by President Obama's tax proposal. Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images hide caption

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Black Freedmen, who are descended from the slaves of Cherokee Indians, protest their expulsion on Sept. 2 outside a regional Bureau of Indian Affairs office in Muskogee, Okla. Marilyn Vann, in pink, is the president of the Descendants of Freedmen Association. Alex Kellogg/NPR hide caption

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Republican presidential candidate Rep. Michele Bachmann arrives for a rally in Costa Mesa, Calif., on Friday. Chris Carlson/AP hide caption

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Occasional flooding is part of life on the batture, between the Mississippi River and the levee. Kevin O'Mara hide caption

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Ford Crown Victorias sit in a parking lot outside a police station in Chicago. Sales of the Crown Victoria climbed 140 percent in August as police departments stockpiled the popular fleet vehicle before Ford ended its production this week. Scott Olson/Getty Images hide caption

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