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House Speaker John Boehner takes questions during a news conference Friday on Capitol Hill. Alex Wong/Getty Images hide caption

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The 3 Unofficial GOP Rules That Are Making A Deficit Deal Even Harder

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Afghan families walk along a dusty road in Kabul, the Afghan capital, last month. In the latest in a series of dramatic inflows and outflows, more Afghans are leaving the country than returning, fueled by unease about next year's withdrawal of NATO forces. Daniel Berehulak/Getty Images hide caption

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Afghans Begin New Exodus, Often At Great Cost

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The graves were apparently opened and reopened multiple times, serving more than one generation. Courtesy of ACT Project hide caption

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In Pakistan, Secrets Of A 3,000-Year-Old Cemetery

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When wildlife ecologist Danielle Garneau finds roadkill, she uploads data about it onto her smartphone. Sarah Harris/NCPR hide caption

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The Sight Of Roadkill Makes A Pretty, Data-Rich Picture

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The opening date of Germany's new Willy Brandt Berlin Brandenburg International Airport has been delayed three times due to construction delays and safety concerns. Sean Gallup/Getty Images hide caption

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Ach! No End In Sight For Berlin Airport Woes

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President Francois Hollande argues that homework puts poor children at a disadvantage, but others argue the extra work is needed to help those students succeed. Fred Dufour/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Pencils Down? French Plan Would End Homework

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Matchmaker Santa is only one of many cornball films in which Santa (Donovan Scott) helps a woman (Lacey Chabert) find a boyfriend (Adam Mayfield). This is the one where the vanilla extract was key. Carin Baer/Hallmark Channel hide caption

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The High And The Low In Holiday Movies

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Elizabeth LaPrelle sings during The Floyd Radio Show, a monthly program streamed live online. Woody Crenshaw/Courtesy of the Floyd Country Store hide caption

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Elizabeth LaPrelle: Carrying On The Appalachian Tradition

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