Students Amanda McComas, Rose Marie Chute and Sari Schwartz are approached in October at Santa Monica City College in California about signing up for insurance with the Affordable Care Act. Robyn Beck/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Acura MDX sport utility vehicles roll off the assembly line at a Honda plant in Lincoln, Ala., in May. Overseas investors have U.S. assets totaling nearly $4 trillion, including auto plants, banks and mines. Joe Songer/AL.com/Landov hide caption

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Vice President Joe Biden swears in Sen. Cory Booker (D-NJ) as his mother, Carolyn, holds a Bible on Thursday. Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images hide caption

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Republican candidates Bradley Byrne and Dean Young are running in a special runoff election Tuesday to fill Alabama's 1st congressional district seat. Phillip Rawls and Campaign of Dean Young/AP hide caption

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A large sign outside the Lincoln Highway Association headquarters in Franklin Grove, Ill., gives travelers a rough mileage to various spots along the route, including New York and San Francisco. Jenna Dooley for NPR hide caption

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Ronald Phillips, convicted of the rape and murder of a 3-year-old girl, is scheduled to be executed Nov. 14. A court hearing may decide whether the new drug cocktail can be used. Ohio Department of Rehabilitations and Corrections hide caption

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