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Ted Cruz, Republican candidate for the U.S. Senate, speaks at a rally organized by the Tea Party Express in San Antonio in May. Hernan Rozemberg/AP hide caption

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Older, Tougher — But Will The Tea Party Be Stronger?

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Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., listens at left as Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney speaks in Aston, Pa., in April. Republican leaders from Jeb Bush to John McCain have touted Rubio for vice president. Jae C. Hong/AP hide caption

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Will Tea Party Star Marco Rubio Get GOP VP Nod?

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Gregory Brown, 52, lives in a trailer park community in Lutz, Fla., near the corner of First and Main streets. He lives off unemployment checks and blames President Obama for his financial difficulties. Becky Lettenberger/NPR hide caption

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Race An Issue That Simmers In Florida Battleground

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In the North Dakota Badlands, plans to build a bridge near Theodore Roosevelt's Elkhorn Ranch have led to protests. John McChesney hide caption

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Roosevelt's Badlands Ranch Faces Potential Threat

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Muslim girls study by candlelight inside a religious school in Noida, near New Delhi, on July 31. The collapse of three regional power grids last week caused a massive power outage that blacked out more than half of India. Parivatran Sharma/Reuters /Landov hide caption

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Growing Pains: Nations Balance Growth, Power Needs

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Boiling lemon rinds for President Harding's lemon pineapple fruit punch, called a squall. Taji Marie/NPR hide caption

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Presidential Foods And What They Say About Our Leaders

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