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Pope Francis blesses a child during his visit to the Varginha slum in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Thursday, July 25, 2013. Francis on Thursday visited one of Rio de Janeiro's shantytowns, or favelas, a place that saw such rough violence in the past that it's known by locals as the Gaza Strip. (AP Photo/Luca Zennaro, Pool)

Pope Francis blesses a child during his visit to the Varginha slum in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Thursday, July 25, 2013. Francis on Thursday visited one of Rio de Janeiro's shantytowns, or favelas, a place that saw such rough violence in the past that it's known by locals as the Gaza Strip. (AP Photo/Luca Zennaro, Pool)

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Obama's biggest White House 'fails'

The Supreme Court’s recent stunning decision in the Hobby Lobby birth control mandate was a blow to President Obama’s White House. Here’s a look at some of his administration’s other lowlights.