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Rep. Peter King, R-N.Y., is among the Republicans who want to pass a spending bill not tied to defunding or delaying the Affordable Care Act. J. Scott Applewhite/AP hide caption

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GOP Establishment Grapples With A Tea Party That Won't Budge

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House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi and Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid celebrate the open enrollment of the Affordable Care Act on Tuesday. During the government shutdown, the Democrats have been more unified than they have been in a long time. Michael Reynolds/EPA/Landov hide caption

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Obama's Shift In Rhetoric Helping Democrats Stick Together

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Tidal Imogen Heap
Stranger in Town Pat Metheny

While almost all of NASA's employees have been furloughed because of the government shutdown, ground control activities for the International Space Station are still operational. Above, astronaut Chris Cassidy on a spacewalk aboard the ISS on May 11. AP hide caption

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The Government Shutdown's Final Frontier: How NASA Is Dealing

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Ethel performs its Documerica program, featuring photos from Environmental Protection Agency archives, and music by composers including Vietnam veteran Kimo Williams, at the Park Avenue Armory in 2012. James Ewing/Brooklyn Academy of Music hide caption

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A Veteran Traces America's Biography In Music, From Coney Island To Vietnam

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So Obvious Legs
Solar East Rizwan-Muazzam Qawwali Group, Temple of Sound et. al.

The Bill of Rights as seen at The National Archives in Washington, D.C. Courtesy of National Archives hide caption

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Your Digital Trail: Does The Fourth Amendment Protect Us?

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Mother Mother Fat Freddy's Drop
Os Grilos (The Crickets Sing for Anamaria) Walter Wanderley

Scientists have discovered four new DEET-like mosquito repellents. Three of them are safe to eat. Courtesy of Pinky Kai/University of California, Riverside hide caption

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A DEET-Like Mosquito Spray That Smells Like Jasmine Or Grapes?

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Ten Cent Pistol The Black Keys
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Tom Clancy, seen here in 2010, was an insurance agent before publishing The Hunt For Red October in 1984. David Burnett hide caption

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Tom Clancy Dies, Left 'Indelible Mark' On Thriller Genre

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Love Moves the Sun Temple of Sound & Rizwan-Muazzam Qawwali
Blimblim Curumin
Wish for a Flood Ilad
Just Jammin' Grammatik

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You're Only 69 Questions Away From A New Song (About You)

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So Obvious Legs
Fumando Captain Planet