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The History Presbyterian Church that was used by union forces as a hospital after the battle of Franklin.

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In 2012, Illinois Democratic Gov. Pat Quinn signed into law a bill aimed at addressing concerns about private organization employees in the Teachers Retirement System, especially those who had not been teachers previously but used a state law to claim past employment service toward their pensions. (Associated Press)

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While the global economy has been a boon to Asia and lifted millions there from abject poverty, middle-class and poor Americans are seeing the exact reverse as wages stagnate and more work heads overseas. (associated press)

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Rep. Darrell Issa, questioned whether IRS employee Takisha McGee lost track of investigative records containing sensitive taxpayer information. - Associated Press

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A federal proposal -- hotly contested in early public comments -- would urge U.S. health care providers to discuss the benefits of circumcision with parents of newborns, boys and teens, as well as with adult males who are not circumcised. (AP Photo/Ben Jary)

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President Barack Obama speaks at Millennium Steel Service in Princeton, Ind., Friday, Oct. 3, 2014, to discuss the economy as part of Manufacturing Day. US employers added 248,000 jobs in September, a burst of hiring that helped drive down the unemployment rate to 5.9 percent, the lowest since July 2008. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

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"The question of executive action, my friends, is a 'when' question," Labor Secretary Thomas E. Perez assured attendees at the Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute's convention, asserting that Mr. Obama still shares their values, despite having repeatedly put off thorny decisions on immigration. (Associated Press)

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D.C. United's Davy Arnaud in action in the first period against the Philadelphia Union on Saturday, Sept. 27, 2014 at RFK Stadium in Washington, D.C. Luis Silva's goal in the 10th minute was enough to lift United to a 1-0 win over the Philadelphia Union at RFK Stadium. (Pete Marovich for the Washington Times)

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D.C. United's Davy Arnaud in action in the first period against the Philadelphia Union on Saturday, Sept. 27, 2014 at RFK Stadium in Washington, D.C. Luis Silva's goal in the 10th minute was enough to lift United to a 1-0 win over the Philadelphia Union at RFK Stadium. PHOTO: Pete Marovich for the Washington Times.

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D.C. United's Fabian Espindola in action in the first period against the Philadelphia Union on Saturday, Sept. 27, 2014 at RFK Stadium in Washington, D.C. Luis Silva's goal in the 10th minute was enough to lift United to a 1-0 win over the Philadelphia Union at RFK Stadium. (Pete Marovich for the Washington Times)

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D.C. United's Sean Franklin in action in the first period against the Philadelphia Union on Saturday, Sept. 27, 2014 at RFK Stadium in Washington, D.C. Luis Silva's goal in the 10th minute was enough to lift United to a 1-0 win over the Philadelphia Union at RFK Stadium. (Pete Marovich for the Washington Times)

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D.C. United's Fabian Espindola in action in the first period against the Philadelphia Union on Saturday, Sept. 27, 2014 at RFK Stadium in Washington, D.C. Luis Silva's goal in the 10th minute was enough to lift United to a 1-0 win over the Philadelphia Union at RFK Stadium. (Pete Marovich for the Washington Times)

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D.C. United's Fabian Espindola in action in the first period against the Philadelphia Union on Saturday, Sept. 27, 2014 at RFK Stadium in Washington, D.C. Luis Silva's goal in the 10th minute was enough to lift United to a 1-0 win over the Philadelphia Union at RFK Stadium. (Pete Marovich for the Washington Times)

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D.C. United's Nick DeLeon in action in the second period against the Philadelphia Union on Saturday, Sept. 27, 2014 at RFK Stadium in Washington, D.C. Luis Silva's goal in the 10th minute was enough to lift United to a 1-0 win over the Philadelphia Union at RFK Stadium. (Pete Marovich for the Washington Times)

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D.C. United's Davy Arnaud in action in the first period against the Philadelphia Union on Saturday, Sept. 27, 2014 at RFK Stadium in Washington, D.C. Luis Silva's goal in the 10th minute was enough to lift United to a 1-0 win over the Philadelphia Union at RFK Stadium. (Pete Marovich for the Washington Times)

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D.C. United's Sean Franklin in action in the first period against the Philadelphia Union on Saturday, Sept. 27, 2014 at RFK Stadium in Washington, D.C. Luis Silva's goal in the 10th minute was enough to lift United to a 1-0 win over the Philadelphia Union at RFK Stadium. (Pete Marovich for the Washington Times)

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D.C. United's Nick DeLeon in action in the first period against the Philadelphia Union on Saturday, Sept. 27, 2014 at RFK Stadium in Washington, D.C. Luis Silva's goal in the 10th minute was enough to lift United to a 1-0 win over the Philadelphia Union at RFK Stadium. (Pete Marovich for the Washington Times)

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D.C. United's Sean Franklin in action in the first period against the Philadelphia Union on Saturday at RFK Stadium in Washington, D.C. Luis Silva's goal in the 10th minute was enough to lift United to a 1-0 win over the Philadelphia Union at RFK Stadium. PHOTO: Pete Marovich for the Washington Times.

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D.C. United's Luis Silva in action in the first period against the Philadelphia Union on Saturday at RFK Stadium in Washington, D.C. Luis Silva's goal in the 10th minute was enough to lift United to a 1-0 win over the Philadelphia Union at RFK Stadium. PHOTO: Pete Marovich for the Washington Times.