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Syrian opposition fighters sit on the front line in the city of Deir Ezzor on Oct. 13. Ongoing violence has ravaged the city since March 2011. AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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First Polio Cases Since 1999 Suspected In Syria

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'S Equals Zero Kodomo
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Alisa Baumgartner chats with fellow missionary Andrea Jackson. Jackson, 19, is taking 18 months off from college to do mission work. Stina Sieg/KJZZ hide caption

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At A Younger Age, Mormon Women Are Eager To Share Their Faith

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Anoushka Shankar's new album, Traces of You, comes out Tuesday. Harper Smith/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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'Traces Of You': Anoushka Shankar's Memorial To Her Father

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Traces of You Anoushka Shankar & Ananda Shankar
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HealthCare.gov has been plagued with problems since the health insurance exchange site opened Oct. 1. Karen Bleier/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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The HealthCare.gov 'Tech Surge' Is Racing Against The Clock

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Volkswagen's car plant in Chattanooga, Tenn., is the company's only one in the U.S. It's also the only VW plant around the world without a workers union. Volkswagen hide caption

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Volkswagen Union Opposed By Tennessee Republican Officials

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Spiderwebs No Doubt
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Earl Harvin Garage a Trois

Children play at the Zaatari refugee camp in Jordan, where more than 120,000 Syrian refugees live. Roughly two-thirds are kids, many of whom have been traumatized by the violence in their homeland. Cassandra Nelson/Mercy Corps hide caption

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Syria's Grinding War Takes Toll On Children

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Message of Hope Derrick Hodge
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Kansas Farmers Commit To Taking Less Water From The Ground

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Bend The Black Seeds
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