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1st Lt. Alonzo Cushing (left) poses with other Union troops during the Civil War. Cushing is expected to be awarded the Medal of Honor nearly 150 years after he died defending a Union position during Pickett's Charge at Gettysburg. (Wisconsin Historical Society via Associated Press)

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Alonzo Cushing photo provided by the Wisconsin Historical Society shows First Lt. Alonzo Cushing. A Civil War soldier is to be honored with the nation's highest military decoration 151 years after his death.The White House announced Wednesday that President Barack Obama will give the Medal of Honor to Alonzo H. Cushing. His descendants and Civil War buffs have been pushing for the Union Army lieutenant killed at Gettysburg, Pennsylvania to receive the award. (AP Photo/Wisconsin Historical Society)

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Pro-life groups are putting the pressure on vulnerable Democrats, like Sen. Mark Udall of Colorado, to back a bill that would curb late-term abortion access. (Associated Press)

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COLD FOR A CAUSE: Incoming freshmen (from left) Natalya Stefanovich, Victoria Good, Caitlyn Spetzer, Crystal Cosgrove and Nicole Dunn at Mount Aloysius College in Pennsylvania take the ALS ice bucket challenge. Even politicians and celebrities are getting in on the act with everyone from former President George W. Bush, actress Lindsay Lohan and former presidential candidate Mitt Romney all willingly getting doused with freezing water for the cause. In this image from video posted on Facebook, courtesy of the George W. Bush Presidential Center, former President George W. Bush participates in the ice bucket challenge with the help of his wife, Laura Bush, in Kennebunkport, Maine. The challenge has caught on with notable figures participating in the campaign to raise money for the fight against ALS, or Lou Gehrig's disease. The phenomenal success of the fundraising craze is making charitable organizations rethink how they connect with a younger generation of potential donors, specifically through social media. (AP Photo/Courtesy George W. Bush Presidential Center) This Aug. 20, 2014 photo released by NBC shows host Jimmy Fallon, left, dumping a bucket of ice water over the head of actress Lindsay Lohan as she participates in the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge on "The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon," in New York. The phenomenal success of the fundraising craze is making charitable organizations rethink how they connect with a younger generation of potential donors, specifically through social media. (AP Photo/NBC, Douglas Gorenstein) Former presidential candidate Mitt Romney took the ALS Ice Bucket challenge in a video posted to his Facebook Page. Congressman Paul Ryan (R-Wisc.), dumped the bucket of water on his former running mate. (THE MORNING CALL OUT via Associated Press)

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The exterior of the Internal Revenue Service building in Washington is seen in this This March 22, 2013, file photo. (Associated Press)

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Paul Ryan is currently touring the nation with his new book "The Way Forward: Renewing the American Idea" — and now reminding the public of his significant political pedigree. (AP Photo/John Minchillo, File )

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Photo of Armenians being rescued from Musa Dagh after 40 days of resistance to Turkish forces. Armeniapedia.org

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Washington Redskins head coach Jay Gruden poses for a portrait in his office at Redskins Park, Ashburn, Va., Tuesday, August 26, 2014. (Andrew Harnik/The Washington Times)

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Washington Redskins head coach Jay Gruden poses for a portrait in his office at Redskins Park, Ashburn, Va., Tuesday, August 26, 2014. (Andrew Harnik/The Washington Times)

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Washington Redskins head coach Jay Gruden poses for a portrait in his office at Redskins Park, Ashburn, Va., Tuesday, August 26, 2014. (Andrew Harnik/The Washington Times)

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Former Florida Gov. Charlie Crist waves after visiting a phone bank, Monday, Aug. 25, 2014, in Fort Lauderdale, Fla. Crist is running against opponent Nan Rich for the democratic nomination for Florida Governor. Florida's primary election is Tuesday. (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky)

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Charles Ogletree, the Harvard Law professor who mentored President Obama and the first lady during their time in Cambridge, has compared the Aug. 9 shooting of Michael Brown to the 1968 assassination of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. (YouTube/National Review)

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President Barack Obama works at his computer aboard Air Force One during the flight to Toluca, Mexico, Feb. 19, 2014. (Official White House Photo by Pete Souza)

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National Edition Opinion cover for August 26, 2014 - When foreign terrorism comes home (Illustration by Linas Garsys for The Washington Times)

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National Edition News cover for August 26, 2014 - Senate torture report didn’t interview key CIA managers: FILE - In this March 3, 2005, file photo President George W. Bush arrives with CIA Director Porter Goss, left, to talk to reporters after he received an intelligence briefing at Central Intelligence Agency headquarters in Langley, Va., near Washington. In 2004 Goss revived a CIA plan to use the private contractor Blackwater as part of its now-abandoned secret program to kill or capture terrorists in sensitive overseas operations. Blackwater had won the government's confidence by handling security and training operations in Iraq and Afghanistan, but the decision to use a private contractor yo implement this secret plan struck some former agency officials as highly unusual. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite/File)

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Former Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell walks through a group of media representatives as he leaves the federal courthouse in Richmond, Virginia, Monday. (Associated Press)

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Current and former intelligence officials are furious at the Senate Intelligence Committee, headed by Sen. Dianne Feinstein, California Democrat. They say the panel did not interview the senior managers of the interrogation program launched after the Sept. 11 attacks nor the CIA directors who oversaw it. (Associated Press)

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FOREGONE CONCLUSION: Former head of clandestine services Jose A. Rodriguez Jr., says a Senate report on CIA torture after the Sept. 11 terror attacks is biased away from the facts. (associated press/cia)

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Incoming "Meet the Press" moderator Chuck Todd said the job of political reporting is to "demystify Washington" and to translate the public's frustrations with politics. (Associated Press)

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Lame-duck Arizona Republican Gov. Jan Brewer isn't staying on the sidelines this election season throwing her support behind moderate GOP candidates. (Associated Press)