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At the Vietnam Veterans Memorial on Wednesday, (from left) Defense Secretary Leon E. Panetta, Jill Biden, Interior Secretary Kenneth L. Salazar and Sen. Jack Reed applaud during a groundbreaking ceremony for an education center that will tell the stories of generations of veterans killed in combat. (Associated Press)

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At the Vietnam Veterans Memorial on Wednesday, (from left) Defense Secretary Leon E. Panetta, Jill Biden, Interior Secretary Kenneth L. Salazar and Sen. Jack Reed applaud during a groundbreaking ceremony for an education center that will tell the stories of generations of veterans killed in combat. (Associated Press)

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People point to names on the Vietnam Veterans Memorial on Veterans Day, Sunday, Nov. 11, 2012, in Washington. (Rod Lamkey Jr./The Washington Times)

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Korean “Gangnam Style” rapper Psy is among 40 candidates for Time magazine’s Person of the Year. Associated Press

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Korean “Gangnam Style” rapper Psy is among 40 candidates for Time magazine’s Person of the Year. Associated Press

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** FILE ** Dr. Thomas R. Frieden of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention testifies on Capitol Hill. (The Washington Times)

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** FILE ** In this Oct. 10, 2012 photo, marijuana is weighed and packaged for sale at the Northwest Patient Resource Center medical marijuana dispensary in Seattle. Pot, at least certain amounts of it, will soon be legal under state law in Washington and Colorado. (Associated Press)

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** FILE ** In this Oct. 10, 2012, photo, marijuana is weighed and packaged for sale at the Northwest Patient Resource Center medical marijuana dispensary in Seattle. (Associated Press)

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** FILE ** Dr. Thomas R. Frieden of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention testifies on Capitol Hill. (The Washington Times)

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** FILE ** Sen. Jon Kyl, Arizona Republican, talks to reporters on Capitol Hill in Washington on Sunday, July 3, 2011. (Associated Press)

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Mathew D. Staver, dean of the Liberty University School of Law, is also founder and chairman of the Liberty Council, representing Liberty University and two other challengers in their suit against the Affordable Care Act. (Associated Press)

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** FILE ** Dr. Pedro Jose Greer examines Medicaid patient Kenneth Caldwell, 50, in his office at Mercy Hospital in Miami, where the gastroenterologist has made a career of offering treatment without regard to a patient's ability to pay. (AP Photo)

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Maryland transfer Logan Aronhalt (shown with Albany) has diversified the offense off the bench with his perimeter-shooting ability. (AP Photo/Don Wright)

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Maryland transfer Logan Aronhalt (shown with Albany) has diversified the offense off the bench with his perimeter-shooting ability. (AP Photo/Don Wright)

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Sen. John McCain walks through Tahrir Square in Cairo after meeting with the U.S. ambassador to Egypt on Sunday, April 24, 2011. (AP Photo/Matt Ford)

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Sen.-elect Ted Cruz of Texas is one of several tea partyers elected to serve in the new Congress, which welcomes 12 rookie members of the Senate and at least 81 new House members. (Associated Press)

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Rep.-elect Tammy Duckworth, Illinois Democrat, lost both of her legs when her helicopter was hit by a rocket-propelled grenade. During her recovery, she found a new mission — taking care of those she describes as her military brothers and sisters. (Associated Press)

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**FILE** Rep.-elect Tammy Duckworth, Illinois Democrat, lost both of her legs when her helicopter was hit by a rocket-propelled grenade. During her recovery, she found a new mission — taking care of those she describes as her military brothers and sisters. (Associated Press)

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Ben Kalina was finishing a film about barrier islands when he was given “a rare window of time when people have actually just witnessed the destructive force of nature.” (Associated Press)

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Marvin Kincaid, 85, of Thayer, Mo., a private in the Army infantry during World War II, made it to the World War II Memorial in June as honor flight veterans visited on the 68th anniversary of D-Day. As many as 100 veterans of the war missed their chance to travel to D.C. after money disappeared from a Kansas nonprofit that organized free trips for them. (Associated Press)