Jonathan Weisman writes that the last week before the long summer recess is usually crunchtime for Congress, but it's "a sleepy time for the underachieving 113th." Brendan Smialowski/Getty Images hide caption

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Human sexuality researchers William Masters and Virginia Johnson Masters, shown in San Francisco in 1972. AP hide caption

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In Season 2 of The Newsroom, Jim Harper (John Gallagher Jr.) goes on the 2012 campaign trail. Melissa Moseley/HBO hide caption

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Former Democratic representative from Louisiana Lindy Claiborne Boggs attends the Distinguished Service Award ceremony at the Capitol on May 10, 2006. Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images hide caption

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Jackie, Lynn and Sue — pictured here at age 7 — are three of the children featured in the landmark 1964 documentary 7 Up. The series returns this year with 56 Up, checking in with a group of 14 men and women whose lives have been documented since they were kids. First Run Features hide caption

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Comedian Tig Notaro dealt with a cancer diagnosis the best way she knew how — with humor. tignation.com hide caption

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Philanthropic and business leaders have come together to revive the core of Detroit, which recently filed for federal bankruptcy protection. Bill Pugliano/Getty Images hide caption

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Margaret Battin's husband, Brooke Hopkins, was left quadriplegic after he collided with an oncoming bicycle while cycling down a hill in Salt Lake City. Courtesy of The New York Times hide caption

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In his latest book, Savage Continent, Keith Lowe takes a look at Europe in the years directly following World War II. Picador hide caption

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Carline Ray, who sang with The International Sweethearts of Rhythm and Mary Lou Williams died on July 18 at the age of 88. Jazz Promo Services hide caption

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In Cairo on July 17, supporters of the ousted president demonstrate for his reinstatement. Gianluigi Guercia/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Dean Norris plays DEA agent Hank Schrader in AMC's Breaking Bad. "He's a good cop, he just hasn't put the pieces together yet," Norris says. Ben Leuner/AMC hide caption

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Jason Isbell was previously a member of Drive-By Truckers. His solo albums include Sirens of the Ditch and Here We Rest. Eric England/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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