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Hikers arrive at the post office in Caratunk, Maine, in 2011. Some of the rural post offices the U.S. Postal Service may close are relied on by Appalachian Trail hikers for supply drops on their trip from Georgia to Maine. Robert F. Bukaty/AP hide caption

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Senate Passes Plan To Keep Post Offices Running

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Members of the Syrian opposition walk with a U.N. observer during a visit by monitors to the restive city of Homs, Syria, on April 21. Opposition activists say observers appear to help bring calm if they stay in an area. Two monitors have been deployed in Homs for the past several days. Khaled Tallawy/UPI/Landov hide caption

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U.N. Monitors Fail To Halt Violence In Syria

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Eccentric Soul: A Red Black Green Production (the cover detail of the album is above) revisits the influence of producer Robert Williams on the 1970s soul scene in Washington, D.C. Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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The Sound Man Behind The Soul Of The Nation's Capital

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This artist rendering shows Solicitor General Donald Verrilli speaking before the Supreme Court. Verrilli argued Wednesday that Arizona's immigration law steps into federal territory. Dana Verkouteren/AP hide caption

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Immigration Brings High Drama To The High Court

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Members of a civil war amputee soccer team practice on a beach in Freetown, Sierra Leone's capital, in April 2006. Rebel groups, allegedly aided by former Liberian President Charles Taylor during Sierra Leone's brutal 1991-2002 civil war, were known for their gruesome practice of hacking off limbs. Issouf Sanogo/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Newt Gingrich speaks at Marquette University in Milwaukee on March 29. Rick Wood/MCT/Landov hide caption

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Gingrich's Unconventional White House Bid: A Retrospective

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Los Angeles police form a line to keep a crowd from entering a building on April 30, 1992. Twenty years after the L.A. riots, most civil rights and community groups give the LAPD high marks for progress. Nick Ut/AP hide caption

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After Riots, Scandal Sparked Reform In LAPD

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