House Speaker Nancy Pelosi of Calif. (center), accompanied by Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid of Nev., (left) and House Majority Whip James Clyburn of S.C. — speaks with reporters after an all-day bipartisan health care summit on Thursday.
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Russia's Alexander Ovechkin (8) and Andrei Markov (79) react after losing the quarterfinal game to Canada 7-3 on Wednesday. Some Russian commentators called the game a "nightmare."
The northern lights dance over the Knik River near Palmer, Alaska. Activity on the surface of the sun creates this natural light show, but severe solar storms could devastate Earth's power and water utilities, and knock out communications.
Canada skip Kevin Martin reacts after a shot in the second end while playing against Sweden during Olympics semifinal action on Thursday. An opponent recently called Martin "the Michael Jordan of curling."