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House Speaker John Boehner, R-Ohio (left) and Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., on Capitol Hill in February. Republicans have been quick to criticize the president for bypassing Congress with his immigration action, but they've been unusually silent on the policy itself. J. Scott Applewhite/AP hide caption

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Hill Republicans Tight-Lipped On Immigration Change

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In the Face of Day E.S.T.
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Fat, Furious and Fluffy Roots of Orchis
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Simon Cowell in his early days as an American Idol judge. The success of Cowell and others shows that bullying is acceptable, says Eric Deggans, so long as it's done on reality TV. Kevin Winter/Getty Images hide caption

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Facing Up To Bullies, Everywhere But On Reality TV

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Collect Call Metric
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Lets Perservere Ray Barbee
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Archbishop William Lori of Baltimore, shown speaking at the state Capitol in Hartford, Conn., in 2009, is the head of the U.S. bishops' Fortnight for Freedom campaign. Jessica Hill/AP hide caption

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Bishops Launch 2-Week Campaign Against Health Law

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Peggy's Blue Skylight Charles Mingus, Art Blakey et. al.
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Jakolando Extra Golden
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Reconstruction Site The Weakerthans
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Aung San Suu Kyi finally received her honorary degree from Oxford University after it was initially awarded in 1993. In her speech, Suu Kyi praised Oxford for helping her see humankind at its best during her long years under house arrest in Myanmar. Lefteris Pitarakis/AP hide caption

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'Many Strands' Of Suu Kyi's Life Unite In Oxford

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End of the Tunnel Lanterna
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The Set-Up The City Champs

Brad Beadell (right) takes his 11-year-old son, William, on his first backpacking trip through Henry W. Coe State Park in Morgan Hill, Calif. Melissa Block/NPR hide caption

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Saving Calif. State Parks: The End Of Public Funding?

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Five Silent Miles American Football
Body in a River David Byrne
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Construction of I-69 is under way across much of southwestern Indiana, but funding to finish the project, which ultimately will stretch between Canada and Mexico, is dwindling. Wes Akers hide caption

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In Indiana, A U.S. Superhighway May Hit The Skids

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Bloods on Fire Pinback
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There Will Always Be Someone Behind You Maserati

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340 Tons Of Art: 'Levitated Mass' To Rock L.A.

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I Am a Rock Simon & Garfunkel
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Tea Legs The Transatlantics

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