President Barack Obama talks about the government shutdown during a media availability following Obama's meeting with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in the Oval Office at the White House in Washington, D.C. on Monday. Kevin Dietsch/UPI/Landov hide caption

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A wildfire burns in Prescott, Ariz., on June 18. The fire covered nearly 11 square miles of the Prescott National Forest. Todd Tamcsin/AP/American Red Cross hide caption

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U.S. Ambassador Samantha Power. Richard Drew/AP hide caption

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Enroll America outreach worker Rosy Mota (right) talks about the federal health care law with a CVS customer. Carrie Feibel hide caption

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An online course for Affordable Care Act "navigators" in Florida. Joe Raedle/Getty Images hide caption

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Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton speaks during the annual Clinton Global Initiative meeting in New York City on Wednesday. Ramin Talaie/Getty Images hide caption

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Sea urchins are considered a culinary delicacy, but supply can't keep up with demand. Aizat Faiz/Flickr hide caption

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Knight (left) and Bucheli take soil samples from beneath one of the decomposing bodies. Katie Hayes Luke for NPR hide caption

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The Common Core Standards establish academic expectations across states in math and English language arts. iStockphoto.com hide caption

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Nature writer Jackson Landers kept a black widow alive in a jar on his desk for months. Courtesy Jackson Landers hide caption

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House Speaker John Boehner, R-Ohio, talks about the deadline to fund the government Thursday on Capitol Hill. J. Scott Applewhite/AP hide caption

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Mississippi Power's Kemper County energy facility near DeKalb, Miss., seen under construction last year. Carbon dioxide will be captured from this plant and used to stimulate production of oil from existing wells. Rogelio V. Solis/AP hide caption

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Black soldier flies mate and lay eggs inside these cages at EnviroFlight. Dan Charles/NPR hide caption

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Judy Bonner, the University of Alabama's new president, when the school's championship football team visited the White House on April 19, 2012. Mike Theiler /UPI /Landov hide caption

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An early flier for an event at King's College --” which would later become Columbia University — included an advertisement for a slave auction. John Minchillo/AP hide caption

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