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Prince George’s County Executive Rushern L. Baker III, as a candidate for the position, vowed to tackle the “pay to play” culture. (The Washington Times)

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For faithful right-wingers, the vote by Chief Justice John G. Roberts Jr. to uphold President Obama’s health care law is akin to a romance gone wrong. “He’s suddenly like a fiance who makes out with your best friend at your engagement party in front of all your guests,” a New York-based therapist says. (Associated Press)

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Defense Secretary Leon E. Panetta is greeted Tuesday by Egyptian Defense Minister Mohamed Hussein Tantawi in Cairo. Mr. Panetta also met for the first time with Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi. (Associated Press)

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Defense Secretary Leon E. Panetta is greeted Tuesday by Egyptian Defense Minister Mohamed Hussein Tantawi in Cairo. Mr. Panetta also met for the first time with Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi. (Associated Press)

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**FILE** North Carolina Gov. Bev Perdue (left) and Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius watch a pediatric primary care scenario before Sebelius announced that Duke Hospital would be one of five hospitals selected to participate in a new initiative to train more advanced practice registered nurses on July 30, 2012, at Duke University School of Nursing in Durham, N.C. (Associated Press/The Herald-Sun)

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**FILE** North Carolina Gov. Bev Perdue (left) and Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius watch a pediatric primary care scenario before Sebelius announced that Duke Hospital would be one of five hospitals selected to participate in a new initiative to train more advanced practice registered nurses on July 30, 2012, at Duke University School of Nursing in Durham, N.C. (Associated Press/The Herald-Sun)

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Republican presidential candidate and former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney meets Polish veterans from the Iraq and Afghanistan wars as he visits the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier in Warsaw, Poland, Tuesday, July 31, 2012. (AP Photo/Charles Dharapak)

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Republican presidential candidate and former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney meets Polish veterans from the Iraq and Afghanistan wars as he visits the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier in Warsaw, Poland, Tuesday, July 31, 2012. (AP Photo/Charles Dharapak)

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A U.S. Army recruit negotiates the confidence course during the white phase of basic combat training at Fort Jackson, S.C., on June 14, 2006. The training lasts nine weeks and is divided into red, white and blue phases. Soldiers in the white phase are in their final three weeks. (Department of Defense/Staff Sgt. Stacy L. Pearsall, U.S. Air Force)

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**FILE** Sen. John McCain (center), Arizona Republican and ranking Republican on the Senate Armed Services Committee, flanked by Senate Minority Whip Jon Kyl (left), Arizona Republican, and fellow committee member Sen. Kelly Ayotte, New Hampshire Republican, speaks Dec. 14, 2011, during a news conference on Capitol Hill to announce an effort to replace the defense sequester mandated as a result of the supercommittee's failure. (Associated Press)

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The Club for Growth Action has spent about $5.5 million to try to push tea party insurgent Ted Cruz to victory. The Texas Conservatives Fund, which backs Lt. Gov. David Dewhurst, has doled out $5.2 million to attack the tea party favorite. (Associated Press)

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The Club for Growth Action has spent about $5.5 million to try to push tea party insurgent Ted Cruz to victory. The Texas Conservatives Fund, which backs Lt. Gov. David Dewhurst, has doled out $5.2 million to attack the tea party favorite. (Associated Press)

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Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney is presented July 29, 2012, with a booklet as he visits the Western Wall in Jerusalem. (Associated Press)

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Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney is presented July 29, 2012, with a booklet as he visits the Western Wall in Jerusalem. (Associated Press)

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** FILE ** In this Thursday, July 12, 2012, photo, a health worker from The AIDS Support Organization (TASO) health worker speaks with patients waiting for treatment in Kampala, Uganda. (AP Photo/Stephen Wandera)

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** FILE ** In this Thursday, July 12, 2012, photo, a health worker from The AIDS Support Organization (TASO) health worker speaks with patients waiting for treatment in Kampala, Uganda. (AP Photo/Stephen Wandera)

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**FILE** Lawrence Stallworth II (left), 20, of Cleveland, who was diagnosed with HIV at age 17, speaks July 22, 2012, on a youth panel at the International AIDS Conference in Washington. Stallworth learned he was infected with HIV at age 17, when he was a high-school senior, after a hospitalization. A black gay man, he's among one of the nation's highest-risk groups. (Associated Press)

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associated press Justin Gatlin signaled his victory in the 100-meter final at the U.S. Olympic trials in June, covering the distance in 9.80 seconds. Gatlin, 30, is competing again after serving a four-year suspension from the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency for testing positive for steroids.

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ASSOCIATED PRESS Sprinter Tyson Gay was sidelined for nearly a year after having surgery on his right hip in 2011.

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ASSOCIATED PRESS Sprinter Tyson Gay was sidelined for nearly a year after having surgery on his right hip in 2011.