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An artist's rendering envisions a transformed New York Ave. in Northeast. (WARD 5 INDUSTRIAL LAND TRANSFORMATION STUDY)

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Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal's suit against President Obama to block Common Core standards in Louisiana is seen as part of a trend of Republicans rebranding themselves ahead of potential 2016 presidential runs. (associated press)

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A U.S. Special Forces soldier fires a Carl Gustav in Zabul province, Afghanistan, on March 8, 2014. (U.S. Army)

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Bill Gates (left), Major League Baseball Commissioner-elect Rob Manfred (center) and Sarah Palin takes the ALS ice bucket challenge.

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missing in action: Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush has yet to make campaigning stops in either New Hampshire or Iowa.

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Jamie Gudino removes the drawer from an entertainment center as he cleans up the damage from an early morning earthquake Sunday, Aug. 24, 2014, in Napa, Calif. The largest earthquake to hit the San Francisco Bay Area in 25 years struck before dawn on Sunday. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli)

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Winemaker Tom Montgomery stands in wine and reacts to seeing damage following an earthquake at the B.R. Cohn Winery barrel storage facility Sunday, Aug. 24, 2014, in Napa, Calif. Winemakers in California’s storied Napa Valley woke up to thousands of broken bottles, barrels and gallons of ruined wine as a result of Sunday’s earthquake. (AP Photo/Eric Risberg)

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This photo provided by Lyall Davenport shows damage to a building in Napa, Calif. early Sunday, Aug. 24, 2014. Officials say an earthquake with a preliminary magnitude of 6.0 has been reported in California's northern San Francisco Bay area. (AP Photo/Lyall Davenport)

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Former presidential candidate Mitt Romney took the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge with a little help from his former running mate, Rep. Paul Ryan.

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Bao Bao has grown into an active, independent panda who sometimes keeps her audience and her keepers waiting. She spends much of her time perched in trees.

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In this Wednesday, July 16, 2014 photo, a bee rests on Mike Brandi's finger at the Gene Brandi Apiary in Los Banos, Calif. The state is traditionally one of the country's biggest honey producers, with abundant crops and wildflowers that provide nectar that bees turn into honey. But a three-year drought has left hillsides barren and forced farmers to tear out orchards and leave fields fallow. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)

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The Hetch Hetchy Valley was flooded in 1923 to provide Bay Area residents with water. Some say restoring the valley will allow other parts of the state to share in the wealth. (associated press)

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Chicago Bears punter Tress Way (1) kicks a ball during NFL football practice in Lake Forest, Ill., Wednesday, June 11, 2014. (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh)

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Smoke, dust and debris rise after an Israeli strike hit Gaza City in the northern Gaza Strip, Wednesday, Aug. 20, 2014. (AP Photo/Adel Hana)

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In this image from video posted on Facebook, courtesy of the George W. Bush Presidential Center, former President George W. Bush participates in the ice bucket challenge with the help of his wife, Laura Bush, in Kennebunkport, Maine. The challenge has caught on with notable figures participating in the campaign to raise money for the fight against ALS, or Lou Gehrig's disease. (AP Photo/Courtesy George W. Bush Presidential Center)

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Protesters gather and hold signs before a hearing on proposed rules for hydraulic fracturing, or fracking, oil and gas drilling in Raleigh, N.C. on Wednesday Aug. 20, 2014. The public comment period lasts until Sept. 30. In June, Gov. Pat McCrory signed a law clearing the way for permits to be issued for hydraulic fracturing _ or fracking _ as soon as next spring. (AP Photo/Jonathan Drew)

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National Edition News cover for August 20, 2014 - Army stuck with favorite rifle after better alternative found: National Guard Sgt. Larry J. Isbell fires at targets with his M4A1 carbine rifle. The Army is looking to phase out the longstanding weapon, but the potential suppliers to do so, as well as the competition results, remain shrouded in secrecy. (Photo by Spc. Venessa Hernandez)

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munitions: National Guard Sgt. Larry J. Isbell fires at targets with his M4A1 carbine rifle. The Army is looking to phase out the longstanding weapon, but the potential suppliers to do so, as well as the competition results, remain shrouded in secrecy. (photo by spc. venessa hernandez)

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Lonely: New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie is the only potential Republican presidential contender to expand Medicaid in his state. (Associated Press)