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When politicians seem to spend less time understanding Latino issues and more time dining at taquerias, well, there's a word for that. Sam Howzit/Flickr hide caption

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A Politician Walks Into King Taco ... A Look At The Political Term 'Hispandering'

It wouldn't be an election without a good, old-fashioned, racially charged pun.

A botanist walks through the Pine Flatwoods of Big Cypress Preserve in December 2012. The preserve is home to several oil wells, but a proposed seismic study — being fought by environmentalists — could dramatically increase exploration. Tim Chapman/MCT/Landov hide caption

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Environmentalists Sound Alarm On Proposed Drilling Near Florida Everglades

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A Chipotle Mexican Grill was closed in Boston on Tuesday. According to a Boston College spokesman, 120 students have gotten sick after eating at the fast-food chain. Scott Eisen/Getty Images hide caption

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Chipotle Faces Another Foodborne Illness Outbreak, This Time In Boston

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When politicians seem to spend less time understanding Latino issues and more time dining at taquerias, well, there's a word for that. Sam Howzit/Flickr hide caption

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A Politician Walks Into King Taco ... A Look At The Political Term 'Hispandering'

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Tony de Brum, the foreign minister of the Marshall Islands, relaxes at the Majuro Atoll last month. Climate change poses an existential threat to places like the Marshall Islands, which rise no higher than 6 feet above sea level in most places. De Brum is representing the Marshall Islands at the climate talks in Paris. Rob Griffith/AP hide caption

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For The Marshall Islands, The Climate Goal Is '1.5 To Stay Alive'

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Abigail Fisher, seen outside the Supreme Court Wednesday, is a white applicant to the University of Texas who claims she was not admitted because of her race. J. Scott Applewhite/AP hide caption

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Heated Arguments Fly At Supreme Court Over Race In College Admissions

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Douglas Tompkins started The North Face in San Francisco's North Beach neighborhood in 1966. He later eschewed the business world to focus on environmentalism, purchasing large swaths of land for conservation in Chile and Argentina. Reuters/Landov hide caption

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North Face Founder Douglas Tompkins Dies In Kayaking Accident In Chile

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Sen. Patty Murray, D-Wash., joined by Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev., (right) and Sen. Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., speaks to reporters after the Senate voted overwhelmingly to end debate on the makeover of the widely criticized No Child Left Behind Act. J. Scott Applewhite/AP hide caption

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New Education Law Passes, With A Power Shift Back To The States

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In this handout photo provided by the San Bernardino County Sheriff's Department, four guns are seen near the site of a shootout between police and suspects. The shooters left 14 people dead and 21 others wounded. San Bernardino County Sherrif's Department via Getty Images hide caption

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'Straw Buyers' Of Guns Break The Law — And Often Get Away With It

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