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A Syrian refugee walks with her children at Zaatari refugee camp in Mafraq, Jordan, near the Syrian border, Sept. 8. Around 30,000 Syrians live at the camp, with the numbers growing each day. Mohammad Hannon/AP hide caption

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As Numbers Swell, Syrian Refugees Face New Woes

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Alice Beauheim, her father and Bill Love fly their homemade machines at the Drone Smackdown in Manassas, Va., on Sunday. Objections by the Federal Aviation Administration forced organizers to hold the tongue-in-cheek contest outside of Washington, D.C. John Procter hide caption

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National Security Experts Go Rogue For 'Drone Smackdown'

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A Greek farmer drives home with his fresh pressed olive oil in barrels near Alyki, Greece. The country's pure olive oil is hard to find, expensive and poorly marketed, businessmen say. Matthias Schrader/AP hide caption

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Greek Olive Oil Woes Echo Country's Broader Economic Challenges

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Cerro Rico, or Rich Mountain, rises like a monument in Potosi, Bolivia. It has produced silver, and hardship, for centuries. Now it may be in danger of collapse. Carlos Villalon for NPR hide caption

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Bolivia's Cerro Rico: The Mountain That Eats Men

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A boy sits next to cooking fire at a Papua New Guinea village. Many villages re-create traditional dress and customs to cater to tourists and their search for an "authentic" experience. Jake Warga for NPR hide caption

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Mixing Past And Present In Papua New Guinea

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Bill Connell of Weymouth, Mass., who supports Republican Sen. Scott Brown, stands near signs supporting Brown's Democratic challenger, Elizabeth Warren, before the candidates' first debate Thursday in Boston. Michael Dwyer/AP hide caption

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Despite Pledge, Gloves Are Off In Massachusetts Senate Race

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Confusion: One official (to the left) signals touchdown for Seattle. The other signals that a touchback — possession — for Green Bay. Stephen Brashear/AP hide caption

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Bring Back The Real NFL Refs! Debacle At End Of Game Adds To Outrage

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The original Vienna production of a new musical based on the novel Rebecca didn't fall prey to the woes plaguing a planned New York staging. VBW hide caption

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A Broadway Mystery Worthy Of 'Rebecca'

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U.S. Ambassador to Libya Chris Stevens was killed in an attack against the American consulate in Benghazi on Sept. 11. CNN recovered Stevens' diary in the ruins of the consulate and used it in its reporting without obtaining consent from his family. Ben Curtis/AP hide caption

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CNN Defends Reporting On Slain Ambassador's Diary

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Rep. David Rivera, R-Fla., speaks in Coral Gables in November 2010. Rivera is under investigation by state and federal authorities for allegedly misusing campaign funds. Alan Diaz/AP hide caption

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Investigation Dims GOP's Hopes For Holding On To House Seat In Fla.

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Dovid Karpov has been the rabbi at the Darkei Shalom synagogue since it was built 15 years ago. Like many people in his congregation, Karpov grew up in a Soviet-era family that was not religious. He says he had to learn his faith for himself. Sergei Sotnikov/NPR hide caption

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For Hasidic Jews, A Slow, Steady Rebirth In Russia

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