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Many of the Syrian refugees were women, children and the elderly, fleeing an onslaught by Islamic State militants on their villages. (Associated Press)

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Demonstrators stage a sit-in Monday on Broadway during a march protesting for action on climate change. (Associated Press)

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A parishioner from the Notre Dame d' Haiti Catholic Church carries a rosary as they walk the Stations of the Cross on Good Friday, Friday, April 6, 2012, in the Miami neighborhood of Little Haiti. (Associated Press) **FILE**

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Several thousand Syrians, mostly Kurds, crossed into Turkey seeking refuge from Islamic State militants who have barreled through dozens of Kurdish villages in northern Syria. The Obama plan calls for local fighters to counter the terror group on the ground. (associated press)

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Elliot Crown of New York parades in a costume called "Fossil Fool." The goal of signing a climate deal could better be facilitated more by strategic negotiations rather than distracting protest marches. (Associated Press)

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Cpt. Tony Grider, 41, has died after he was electrocuted while participating in an "ice bucket challenge" for ALS. (Campbellsville/Taylor Co. Fire Department)

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Former Director for Operations Lt. Gen. James T. Conway, U.S. Marine Corps, May 5, 2005. (Department of Defense) ** FILE **

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SOUTH CAROLINA GOVERNOR NIKKI HALEY -S.C. Gov. Nikki Haley speaks during a news conference at the BMW manufacturing plant in Greer, S.C., Friday, March 28, 2014. BMW announced a $1 billion expansion for the plant. (AP Photo/Chuck Burton)

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A recent campaign ad by Democratic Sen. Mark Udall claiming Republican opponent, Cory Gardner, voted to shut down the government as Colorado was cleaning up from a devastating flood has sparked outrage. (Associated Press Photographs)

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Local residents say that after last year's flood Rep. Cory Gardner, Republican candidate for Senate, was a "workhorse" and actively assisting constituents.

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Pfc. Nathan Currie, from the 756th Explosive Ordnance Disposal Company, rescued a woman from a submerged vehicle in Holbrook Pond on Fort Stewart, Georgia. (Image: U.S. Army)

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President Barack Obama jokes with Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Gina McCarthy and EPA staff members who worked on the power plant emissions standards, in the Rose Garden of the White House, June 2, 2014. (Official White House Photo by Pete Souza)

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Analysts say the latest round of sanctions announced tightens the noose around Russia's energy sector, making it particularly hard to invest in long-term projects to tap into new sources of oil and gas. Such sanctions might tempt Moscow to halt the flow of gas and oil, particularly the large share of gas exported through the Gazprom pipeline that crosses through Ukraine. (Associated Press)

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In a new ad, Sen. Mark Begich, Alaska Democrat, says he "took on Obama" to fight for oil drilling in the Arctic and voted against the president's "trillion-dollar tax increase."

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Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Gina McCarthy holds up a pen before signing new emission guidelines during an announcement of a plan to cut carbon dioxide emissions from power plants by 30 percent by 2030, Monday, June 2, 2014, at EPA headquarters in Washington. In a sweeping initiative to curb pollutants blamed for global warming, the Obama administration unveiled a plan Monday that cuts carbon dioxide emissions from power plants by nearly a third over the next 15 years, but pushes the deadline for some states to comply until long after President Barack Obama leaves office. (AP Photo/ Evan Vucci)

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Illustration on plan to relocate Oahu's homeless to Sand Island by Alexander Hunter/The Washington Times

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Illustration on plan to relocate Oahu's homeless to Sand Island by Alexander Hunter/The Washington Times

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Animal scientist Temple Grandin, above, was diagnosed with autism at age two and is listed as one of Time magazine’s 100 most influential people in the world. (AP Photo/The Denver Post, John Epperson)

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The most egregious examples of government waste, fraud or abuse from TWT staff. (Golden Hammer cropped logo)

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The concept Cliff House designed to hang from extreme sections of coastal land in Australia. Photo: Modscape