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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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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)

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Former Alaska governor Sarah Palin has sympathized with Texas Gov. Rick Perry, who's recent indictment for abuse of power has mesmerized news media. Mrs. Palin recalls similar charges lodged against her garnered many headlines, though she said her vindication was not nearly as well covered. (Associated Press)

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Texas Gov. Rick Perry has a pet project under investigation for redirecting contributions to Republicans. (Associated Press)

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National Edition Opinion cover for August 18, 2014 - When the highway robber wears a badge (Illustration by Linas Garsys for The Washington Times)

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National Edition News cover for August 17, 2014 - Pass the popcorn, and the tax dollars for films of dubious taste: Screenshot from "GMO OMG" a film that criticizes the modern farming methods crucial to providing food to developing countries.

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Tourists brave the rain and sit on the top deck of a double decker tourist mobile while it makes its way through Georgetown as heavy rain moves through the region causing flooding in some areas, Washington, D.C., Tuesday, August 12, 2014. (Andrew Harnik/The Washington Times)

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Damian Cox of Germantown, Md. helps fold up a huge photograph as part of a photographic art instillation created to bring attention to immigration reform, on the West Lawn of the U.S. Capitol Building, Washington, D.C., Wednesday, June 18, 2014. The instillation is part of the Inside Out Project by photographer JR, which is a global participatory art project creating group actions on varied themes such as hope, diversity, gender-based violence, climate change, immigration reform and more. (Andrew Harnik/The Washington Times)

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In this photo taken on Wednesday, Aug. 13, 2014, vehicles are submerged under floodwaters in front of Baker College along Outer Drive near Interstate 94 in Allen Park, Mich. Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder has declared a state of disaster in the Detroit area after heavy rain caused major road closures, flooded houses and damaged infrastructure. (AP Photo/Detroit News, David Coates) DETROIT FREE PRESS OUT, HUFFINGTON POST OUT, MAGS OUT, MANDATORY CREDIT

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Texas is "a place where you give back to your community," says Gov. Rick Perry, who called for volunteer soldiers to protect the border. (Associated Press)

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FILE - This July 11, 2013, file photo shows Blake Beckett of West Central Cooperative as he sprays a soybean field, in Granger, Iowa. Faced with tougher and more resistant weeds, corn and soybean farmers are anxiously awaiting government decisions on a new version of a popular herbicide _ and on genetically modified seeds to grow crops designed to resist it. The Environmental Protection Agency is expected to rule in the fall of 2014 on Dow AgroSciences’ application to market Enlist, a new version of the 2,4-D herbicide that’s been around since the 1940s.(AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall, File)

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In this photo taken by cellphone and released by China's Xinhua News Agency, men search the rubble of buildings for survivors after an earthquake in Ludian County of Zhaotong City in southwest China's Yunnan Province. (AP Photo/Xinhua/Hu Chao)

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In this photo taken by cellphone and released by China's Xinhua News Agency, men search the rubble of buildings for survivors after an earthquake in Ludian County of Zhaotong City in southwest China's Yunnan Province. (AP Photo/Xinhua/Hu Chao)

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Illustration on the importance of coal generated electricity to American life by Alexander Hunter/The Washington Times

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Illustration on the importance of coal generated electricity to American life by Alexander Hunter/The Washington Times

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NUMBER 9. HUGHES MH-6 LITTLE BIRD, nicknamed the Killer Egg, and its attack variant AH-6, are light helicopters used for special operations in the United States Army. This little helicopter has proved its worth in Grenada, Nicaragua, Panama, Somalia and Iraq. They fulfilled a multitude of roles from observation, transport, to attack. Two US Army (USA) AH-6J Little Bird helicopters take off for a mission at a forward deployed location in southern Iraq during Operation IRAQI FREEDOM.