A fighter with Jabhat al-Nusra, the al-Qaida affiliate in Syria, takes down a picture of Syria's President Bashar Assad in the northwestern city of Ariha in May. Jabhat al-Nusra is strong in this area, and recently captured Syrian fighters trained by the U.S.
Brenda Hummel and her 7-year-old daughter Andrea in their home near Des Moines, Iowa. Andrea was born with severe epilepsy and gets her health care through Medicaid.
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