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The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives has not had a permanent administrator since Congress required that the director be confirmed by the Senate in 2006. AFP/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Senate Mostly Blamed For Agency And Court Vacancies, But Obama Isn't Helping

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Scientists say they have put together a record of global temperatures dating back to the end of the last ice age, about 11,000 years ago. This historical artwork of the last ice age was made by Swiss geologist and naturalist Oswald Heer. Oswald Heer/Science Source hide caption

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Past Century's Global Temperature Change Is Fastest On Record

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The Syrian "Dead City" of Shanshrah, in northern Idlib province. A U.N. World Heritage site, the Dead Cities of northern Syria date back to the first to fifth centuries. Kelly McEvers/NPR hide caption

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Displaced Syrians Bring Life To Ancient 'Dead Cities'

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Joel Klein, former New York City schools chief, left to run News Corp.'s education division. On Thursday, Amplify announced a specially designed education tablet. Richard Drew/AP hide caption

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News Corp. Education Tablet: For The Love Of Learning?

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Shaun Kaufman and Colleen Collins experienced a rough patch when they became private investigators, but the work ultimately helped strengthen their relationship. StoryCorps hide caption

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A Real-Life Nick And Nora Charles, Hot On Love's Trail

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