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This Sept. 16 image released by NASA shows the amount of summer sea ice in the Arctic, at center in white, and the 1979 to 2000 average extent for the day shown, with the yellow line. Scientists say sea ice in the Arctic shrank to an all-time low of 1.32 million square miles on Sept. 16, smashing old records for the critical climate indicator. NASA/AP hide caption

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Climate Politics: It's Laugh Lines Vs. 'Not A Joke'

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Former Maine Gov. Angus King, an independent candidate for the U.S. Senate, greets potential voters Oct. 1 in Bath, Maine. Joel Page/AP hide caption

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Negative Ads Reign In Maine Senate Race

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Former staff of Israel's daily Maariv newspaper protest their dismissals on Sept. 20, in Tel Aviv. The newspaper, one of the country's oldest, is on the verge of closure. Uriel Sinai/Getty Images hide caption

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Sheldon Adelson Shakes Up Israeli Newspaper Market

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