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Photos for May 14, 2013

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Former Undersecretary of State for Political Affairs Thomas Pickering arrives for a closed door meeting with the Senate Foreign Relations Committee in December to discuss findings of the Benghazi Accountability Review Board.

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Sen. Dianne Feinstein

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2013 One Book, One San Diego selection, "Caleb's Crossing."

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District 4 Candidates, Democrats Myrtle Cole, Dwane Crenshaw

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A family friend posts fliers after Samantha Koenig's disappearance in 2012. Koenig's father is now an advocate for a mandatory national missing persons database.

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A family friend posts fliers after Samantha Koenig's disappearance in 2012. Koenig's father is now an advocate for a national missing persons database.

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A family friend posts fliers after Samantha Koenig's disappearance in 2012. Koenig's father is now an advocate for mandatory compliance with a national missing persons database.

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A map at the Anchorage Police Department tracks the travels of confessed killer Israel Keyes. Investigators say the lack of a unified missing persons database is frustrating efforts to identify other potential victims.

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Stan Bronson, 84, has been an honorary bat boy for the University of Memphis Tigers since 1958. The university provides his food and medical care.

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Stan Bronson, 84, has been an honorary bat boy for the University of Memphis Tigers since 1958. The University provides his food and medical care.

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Bronson is renowned for ending the seventh inning of every game with a hat tip and a bow.

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IEA chief Maria van der Hoeven, seen in a 2011 photo, said that North American production has set off a "supply shock that is sending ripples throughout the world."

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IEA chief Maria van der Hoeven in a 2011 photo.

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The controversies facing his administration could be creating a stiff headwind for President Obama's second-term agenda.

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Attorney General Eric Holder says he recused himself last year from a national security leak probe in which prosecutors obtained the phone records of Associated Press journalists.

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Colonists built the original glass-blowing kiln in Jamestown, Va., at this beach for easy access to the sand. Now the site is just inches above the water level.

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Glass blower Ron Rogers works in a replica factory near the site of the original Jamestown kiln. He practices his craft just as the colonists did, except for using gas-fueled ovens instead of wood-fired ones.

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Dorothy Geyer, a natural resource specialist for the National Park Service at Jamestown, says it's common practice among archaeologists to intentionally leave some artifacts in the ground — so future researchers can study them with better technology. But with flooding in the forecast, that principle is now up for debate.

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Gary Speiran is a hydrologist who has been monitoring the ground water level on the island. He says not only is the river water level rising, but the water table itself is also rising. All this water threatens artifacts still in the ground and many of the original Jamestown sites, such as the kiln and the fort.

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Bly Straub, the lead curator of the Jamestown artifacts, stands in a private storage and display room on Jamestown Island. Straub has traced the history of the artifacts to all parts of the world.

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A re-created section of the fort wall in the English colony of Jamestown, Va., sits on top of the original post holes. The fort was thought to have been lost to the James River, but was rediscovered by excavations that began in 1994. Since then, approximately 2 million artifacts have been recovered.

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A view of the continuing excavations at Jamestown fort.

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A brackish marsh separates most of Jamestown Island from the Virginia mainland.

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Archaeologists excavate a section of the fort near a church tower that was built in the 17th century.

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They call it "fried chicken." A lab worker shows a box of old metal that once served as a kind of chain mail for a Jamestown soldier. Each piece is carefully buffed with a wire brush to remove the copious rust.

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Colonists built the original glassblowing kiln at Jamestown at this beach for easy access to the sand. Now the site is just inches above the water level.

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Glassblower Ron Rogers works in a replica factory near the site of the original Jamestown kiln. He practices his craft just as the colonists did, except for using gas-fueled ovens instead of wood-fired ones.

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Dorothy Geyer, a natural resource specialist for the National Park Service at Jamestown, says it's common practice among archaeologists to intentionally leave some artifacts in the ground — so future generations of researchers can study them with better technology. But with flooding in the forecast, that principle is now up for debate.

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Gary Speiran is a hydrologist who has been monitoring the ground water level on the island. He says not only is the river water level rising, but the water table itself is rising. All this water threatens artifacts still in the ground and many of the original Jamestown sites, such as the kiln and the fort.

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Carl Hershner, a climate scientist at the Virginia Institute of Marine Science, says that some coastal sites might actually be sinking because pumping out groundwater causes soil to settle.

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Marguerite Prior, the lead scientist behind J147, says the Alzheimer's drug candidate is ready for human clinical trials.

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David Schubert is the head of Salk's Cellular Neurobiology Laboratory, which has been working on a novel Alzheimer's drug candidate for years.

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Salk researchers say that J147 has the potential to not only address the symptoms of Alzheimer's, but also to stop its progression. The compound is derived from curcumin, found in the Indian spice turmeric.

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Ukulele virtuoso Jake Shimabukuro.

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White House press secretary Ron Ziegler was famous for mounting a strong defense of President Nixon during the Watergate scandal. In 1973, he famously apologized to

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President Ulysses S. Grant gets the credit — or blame? — for helping make "mistakes were made" a phrase that politicians can't seem to avoid using.

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White House press secretary was famous for mounting a strong defense of President Nixon during the Watergate scandal. In 1973, he famously apologized to

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In December 1986 and again during his State of the Union address a month later, President Reagan conceded that "mistakes were made" by his administration when it sold arms to Iran and shipped the proceeds to Contras in Nicaragua.

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Steven Miller, now the acting commissioner at the Internal Revenue Service, grabbed the "mistakes were made" lifering in an op-ed published by

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Democrats play the "mistakes were made" card as well. In January 1998, President Clinton was asked about a fundraising scandal. "Mistakes were made here by people who did it either deliberately or inadvertently," he replied.

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Jake Shimabukuro performs at an elementary school.

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Jake Shimabukuro visits with children in his old neighborhood in Hawaii.

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Ukulele virtuoso Jake Shimabukuro.

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Jake Shimabukuro performs at the PBS Television Critics Association Winter Press Tour in Pasadena, Calif. on Tuesday, January 15, 2013.

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SDSU Graduation

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"Caleb's Crossing" author, Geraldine Brooks

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2013 One Book, One San Diego selection, "Caleb's Crossing"

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Karen Jacobs nominated "Caleb's Crossing"

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Agent Orange crop-dusting.

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The economy is still a big issue but Washington isn't doing much about it.

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Paleoanthropologist Antonio Rosas with a Neanderthal skeleton at his institute in Madrid, Spain.

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Anthropologist John Hawks in the Natural History Museum of Vienna, Paleo-Anthropology Exhibition.

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A Neanderthals’ skull.

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A Neanderthals’ lower jaw.

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Exact location of the Neanderthals’ lower jaw.

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Dig in Ossuary gallery, the location where the Neanderthal bones were found, Spain.

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Ossuary gallery, the location where the Neanderthal bones were found, Spain.

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El Sidrón cave in the remote, mountainous region of northern Spain.

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First model of a Neanderthal based on genetic evidence.

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A U.S. Navy explosives ordnance disposal technician clears an area of explosives during operations March 2011, in Zharay District, Kandahar Province, Afghanistan.

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As she was led off the plane the singer (with bag) was recorded by at least one passenger.

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Actress Angelina Jolie at a news conference with Secretary of State John Kerry (in background) and other foreign ministers in London last month. They held a forum on how to reduce sexual violence against women in conflict zones — an issue she has often spoken about.

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Actress Angelina Jolie at a news conference with Secretary of State John Kerry (in background) and other foreign ministers in London last month. They held a forum on how to reduce sexual violence against women in conflict zones — an issue she has often spoken about.

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The screen on the phone console at the reception desk at The Associated Press Washington bureau.

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Apple Blossoms

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