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Vice President Joe Biden, President Obama and Solicitor General Elena Kagan walk into the East Room before Obama announced Kagan as his choice to be the nation's 112th Supreme Court justice on Monday. Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images hide caption

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Kagan's Positions On Hot-Button Issues In Spotlight

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No Contact...Contact Clutchy Hopkins
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Light As a Feather Clutchy Hopkins

Spc. Misha Pemble-Belkin (left) of the 173rd Airborne Brigade's Battle Company turns during a firefight in 2008 in Korengal Valley in Afghanistan's Kunar Province. Battle Company's actions there were the basis of the book War by Sebastian Junger and the documentary Restrepo by Junger and Tim Hetherington. Sebastian Junger and Tim Hetherington/Outpost Films hide caption

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Sebastian Junger On The Thrill And Hell Of 'War'

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The Eternal Vow [From Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon] Yo-Yo Ma, Shanghai National Orchestra et. al.
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A New Dawn Al Petteway
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Michael Patrick Thornton is artistic director and co-founder of Chicago's Gift Theatre Company, and has appeared on ABC's Private Practice. Michael Desmond/ABC hide caption

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Reclaiming Roles: Actors Play Beyond Disabilities

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Don't Rain On My Parade Glee Cast
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RFK in the Land of Apartheid Jason Moran
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Endo Mitsunaga is only the 13th monk since World War II to complete a grueling training regimen of walking around Japan's Mt. Hiei for a thousand days. Mitsunaga, who has earned the honorific daiajari as a result, is shown here in his living quarters at the Enryaku-ji temple complex atop Mt. Hiei, near Kyoto. Anthony Kuhn/NPR hide caption

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Monk's Enlightenment Begins With A Marathon Walk

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Souvenirs, suite for piano, 4 hands, Op. 28 Yoel Levi
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Hawaii's beaches have long welcomed tourists -- and their cash -- from the mainland. But now the state's lovely climate and generous accommodations for the homeless are producing a rise in nonpaying customers. Ronen Zilberman/AP hide caption

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Homeless, But Enjoying Hawaii On $3 A Day

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Near the Erez crossing between the northern Gaza Strip and Israel, freed Palestinian prisoner Ahmad Sabah (right) and Palestinian Fadi al-Azazmeh protest on May 4 to demand the right to return to their homes in the West Bank. Both men were deported in April from the West Bank to Gaza. The two deportations appeared to have been carried out as part of a new Israeli military policy. Mahmud Hams/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Israeli Military Order Targets West Bank 'Infiltrators'

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Zimbabwean singer-songwriter Prudence Mabhena is the central figure in the Oscar-winning documentary short Music by Prudence, premiering on HBO on May 12. HBO hide caption

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Prudence Mabhena: Out Of Struggle, A Soaring Voice

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B and B Waltz Peter Ostroushko
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