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U.S. Marines drive amphibious armored personnel carriers in the Philippines on Oct. 9, as part of the annual joint exercises with Philippine counterparts. Jay Directo/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Romney's Defense Plans Call For Higher Spending

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Democatic Rep. Shelley Berkley greets Republican Sen. Dean Heller before the second of their three debates, on Oct. 11 in Las Vegas. Julie Jacobson/AP hide caption

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Underdog Democrat Is Keeping Things Close In Nevada Senate Race

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Rebels of the Free Syrian Army sit on top of a military truck captured from the Syrian army in the village of Khirbet al-Joz along the Turkish border in northern Syria on Oct. 7, in this photo provided by the Edlib News Network, ENN. The rebels hope to put a civilian council in charge and believe such moves could help pave the way for a secular, democratic Syria. AP hide caption

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In A Ravaged Syrian Village, Planning For The Future

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Tina Brown, editor-in-chief of Newsweek, announced Thursday that the 80-year-old newsmagazine will publish its final print edition on Dec. 31 and shift to an all-digital format in early 2013. John Moore/Getty Images hide caption

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After 80 Years In Print, 'Newsweek' To Go All Digital

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Police officers detain Kirill Filimonov, one of the supporters of Radio Liberty in Moscow during a recent protest. The service will stop AM radio broadcasts and will become an Internet operation. It can also be heard on short wave radio. Natalia Kolesnikova /AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Radio Liberty To Stop AM Radio Broadcasts In Russia

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An Indian child receives the oral polio vaccine. Twice a year, an army of 2 million volunteers fans out across India to administer the vaccine. India has not reported a single case of polio in more than a year-and-a-half. Julie McCarthy/NPR hide caption

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With An Army Of Vaccinators, India Subdues Polio

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An anonymous "family foundation" is paying for billboards warning against voter fraud, like this one in a minority neighborhood on the east side of Cleveland. Clear Channel, which owns the space, says the anonymity violates its policies but it will not take the ads down. Ken Barcus/NPR hide caption

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Swing-State Billboards Warning Against Voter Fraud Stir Backlash

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Rene Lopez and Devin Burrell blast dirt off the polyurethane coating the iconic white roof of the Superdome in New Orleans. The job will cost about $130,000 and take roughly a month, partly because the roofers must move slowly. "You have to constantly be aware of where you're at," says project manager Tom Keller. "If something stupid happens, it's not going to end up pretty." Keith O'Brien for NPR hide caption

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No Roof Rookies Here: Cleaning The Superdome

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The development firm Panoramic Interests is building about two dozen "micro-apartments" in San Francisco. The company is poised to offer even smaller units if the city approves a proposed new minimum size of 220 square feet. Artist's Rendering of Smartspace Unit Courtesy of Panoramic Interests hide caption

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To Shrink Rents, S.F. Considers Shrinking Apartments

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