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Congress set a limit on how much debt the U.S. Treasury could accrue back in 1917. J. Scott Applewhite/AP hide caption

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How The Debt Limit Became 'A Nuclear-Tipped Leverage Point'

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Wilma Stordahl with her sons (from left) Kevin, Kazon and Kenneth at Kazon's high school graduation. "We think of Norwegians as being tall and blond and blue-eyed," Stordahl says. "My sons are tall — but they're not blond and blue-eyed." Courtesy of Wilma Stordahl hide caption

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Collection: The Race Card Project

Holding Onto The Other Half Of 'Mixed-Race'

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Holding Onto The Other Half Of 'Mixed-Race'

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With osteoarthritis, knees become swollen and stiff, and cartilage can degenerate. Ted Kinsman/Science Source hide caption

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Shots - Health News

Exercise May Help Knees More Than Glucosamine And Chondroitin

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Exercise May Help Knees More Than Glucosamine And Chondroitin

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Two Iranian textile merchants wait for customers in Tehran's main bazaar. President Hassan Rouhani has raised hopes by reaching out to the West and promising to work for an end to sanctions. But his team has cautioned that the country's economic problems have deep roots. Vahid Salemi/AP hide caption

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Iran's Leaders Send Sobering Message: No Quick Economic Fix

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Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta (left) and Deputy President William Ruto face charges in the International Criminal Court at The Hague of instigating and financing deadly tribal violence in Kenya after that country's disputed 2007 election. AP Photo/Kenya Presidency hide caption

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Kenyan President Faced Justice With Help Of Secret Envelope

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Heavy and wet snow weighs down tree branches on the west side of Rapid City, S.D. Earlier this month, a fierce October snowstorm hit ranchers in the state hard. Kristina Barker/Reuters /Landov hide caption

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National

Shutdown Hinders S.D. Post-Blizzard Cleanup

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Shutdown Hinders S.D. Post-Blizzard Cleanup

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The Dismemberment Plan's new album, Uncanney Valley, is out Oct. 15. Shervin Lainez/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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Music Interviews

The Dismemberment Plan Returns, To Its Own Surprise

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The Dismemberment Plan Returns, To Its Own Surprise

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