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Toronto Blue Jays' Yunel Escobar breaks his bat as he hits a double off a ball from Baltimore Orioles pitcher Miguel Gonzalez during the seventh inning of baseball game action in Toronto, Wednesday, Sept. 5 , 2012. (AP Photo/The Canadian Press, Chris Young)

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Scott Avett (left) and Seth Avett of the Avett Brothers have been supportive of bassist Bob Crawford, who took time off to be with his 2-year-old daughter Hallie during her treatment for brain cancer. Her condition is stable and Mr. Crawford will be rejoining the band on the road to support a new album. (Associated Press)

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Scott Avett (left) and Seth Avett of the Avett Brothers have been supportive of bassist Bob Crawford, who took time off to be with his 2-year-old daughter Hallie during her treatment for brain cancer. Her condition is stable and Mr. Crawford will be rejoining the band on the road to support a new album. (Associated Press)

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Chamique Holdsclaw, shown in the District as a member of the Washington Mystics in 2000, was a six-time WNBA All-Star. Her career was derailed by clinical depression, and now she is an advocate of erasing the stigma of the condition and other mental-health issues. (The Washington Times)

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Redskins defensive end Adam Carriker lies on the field after suffering a knee injury just 21 seconds into Washington's game at St. Louis on Sunday. Linebacker Brian Orakpo injured his shoulder minutes later. (Associated Press)

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Redskins defensive end Adam Carriker lies on the field after suffering a knee injury just 21 seconds into Washington's game at St. Louis on Sunday. Linebacker Brian Orakpo injured his shoulder minutes later. (Associated Press)

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The ATM card skimming device removed from the cash machine in the lobby of the Inova Fairfax Hospital Cardiac Care Center. Photo from Fairfax County Police.

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Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney speaks Sept. 13, 2012, during a campaign event at Van Dyck Park in Fairfax, Va. (Associated Press)

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Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney speaks Sept. 13, 2012, during a campaign event at Van Dyck Park in Fairfax, Va. (Associated Press)

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Vice President Joseph R. Biden visits with a patron over lunch at Cruisers Diner in Seaman, Ohio. Politicians have always tried to connect with voters, but the 2012 candidates are putting their all into the campaign cliche of pressing the flesh. (Associated Press)

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Vice President Joseph R. Biden visits with a patron over lunch at Cruisers Diner in Seaman, Ohio. Politicians have always tried to connect with voters, but the 2012 candidates are putting their all into the campaign cliche of pressing the flesh. (Associated Press)

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Fed Chairman Ben S. Bernanke spotlighted chronic high unemployment in a speech in Jackson Hole, Wyo., late last month. Mr. Bernanke argued that unorthodox Fed actions have helped ease borrowing costs and boosted stock prices. (Associated Press)

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Fed Chairman Ben S. Bernanke spotlighted chronic high unemployment in a speech in Jackson Hole, Wyo., late last month. Mr. Bernanke argued that unorthodox Fed actions have helped ease borrowing costs and boosted stock prices. (Associated Press)

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In this photo from Wednesday, Sept. 5, 2012, Oakland Athletics pitcher Brandon McCarthy (32) places his hand to his head as he leaves the baseball game against the Los Angeles Angels in Oakland, Calif. McCarthy remains in a ''life-threatening'' situation in a Bay Area hospital two days after being hit in the head by a line drive. Struck on the right side of his head by a hard shot from the Angels' Erick Aybar, McCarthy suffered an epidural hemorrhage, brain contusion and skull fracture. He had two hours of surgery to relieve pressure on his brain late Wednesday night. A's athletic trainer Nick Paparesta was asked Friday if McCarthy was still in a life-threatening situation. "Absolutely he is. It's brain surgery,'' Paparesta said. ''It's life-threatening. At any possible moment something could go wrong, he could have a complication. Absolutely.'' (AP Photo/Ben Margot)

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** FILE ** Tea party supporter William Temple of Brunswick, Ga., on protests against the health care law outside the Supreme Court. Opponents vow to make the law an issue in this fall's presidential and congressional elections. (Associated Press)

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In this photo from Wednesday, Sept. 5, 2012, Oakland Athletics pitcher Brandon McCarthy (32) places his hand to his head as he leaves the baseball game against the Los Angeles Angels in Oakland, Calif. McCarthy remains in a ''life-threatening'' situation in a Bay Area hospital two days after being hit in the head by a line drive. Struck on the right side of his head by a hard shot from the Angels' Erick Aybar, McCarthy suffered an epidural hemorrhage, brain contusion and skull fracture. He had two hours of surgery to relieve pressure on his brain late Wednesday night. A's athletic trainer Nick Paparesta was asked Friday if McCarthy was still in a life-threatening situation. "Absolutely he is. It's brain surgery,'' Paparesta said. ''It's life-threatening. At any possible moment something could go wrong, he could have a complication. Absolutely.'' (AP Photo/Ben Margot)

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Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney speaks Sept. 6, 2012, with reporters after making a stop at the "New Hampshire Veterans and Military Families for Mitt" event in Concord, N.H. (Associated Press)

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Heritage Foundation David John is a senior research fellow in retirement security and financial institutions at the Heritage Foundation.

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** FILE ** In this June 28, 2012, photo Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney speaks about the Supreme Court's health care ruling near the U.S. Capitol. (AP Photo/Charles Dharapak)

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David John is a senior research fellow in retirement security and financial institutions at the Heritage Foundation (Heritage Foundation)