Rescuers search through the rubble of the U.S. Marine barracks Oct. 23, 1983, in Beirut, Lebanon, after a suicide truck bombing. The blast — the single deadliest attack on U.S. forces abroad since World War II — killed 241 American service members. The Supreme Court is deciding whether Congress can pass a law compensating the victims, and those of other attacks, using Iranian government funds. Jim Bourdier/AP hide caption

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In Iranian Funds Case, Justices Ponder Extent Of Congressional Influence

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People gather near the site of a twin suicide attack Thursday in Burj al-Barajneh, southern Beirut, Lebanon. The self-proclaimed Islamic State has claimed responsibility for the attack. Bilal Hussein/AP hide caption

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A Lebanese woman covers her nose as she walks past piles of garbage on a Beirut street. Hassan Ammar/AP hide caption

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Amid Political Dysfunction, Beirut Residents Suffer The Stench Of Garbage

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Lebanon's parliament sits in Beirut's rebuilt Nejmeh Square, near the center of the city. Unlike many of Beirut's neighborhoods, the square is often mostly empty. Tim Fitzsimons/NPR hide caption

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Ghosts Of The Past Still Echo In Beirut's Fragmented Neighborhoods

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The Beirut Holiday Inn rises behind the man who built it, Abdal Mohsin Kattan, in 1975. The Holiday Inn was one of the leading hotels in Beirut at a time when it was the most glamorous city in the Middle East. But when the Lebanese civil war broke out in 1975, the hotel was fiercely contested by rival militias. Lebanese are still debating what to do with the building. Thomas J. Abercrombie/National Geographic/Getty Images hide caption

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Beirut's Holiday Inn: Once Chic, Then Battered, Still Contested

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Lebanese security forces and firefighters inspect the scene of a car bomb explosion that rocked central Beirut on Friday. AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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