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A painting by John Jarvie captures the exhaustion of his comrades. Many of the Ghost Army soldiers were artists who used stolen moments of spare time to paint and sketch.

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Ghost Army soldier Bill Blass, who served in the unit and later earned international fame as a fashion designer.

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John Warner surveys the damage near a friend's mobile home in the Steelman Estates Mobile Home Park, destroyed in Sunday's tornado, near Shawnee, Okla., on Monday.

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A Ghost Army soldier stands next to a rubber M4 Sherman tank, 93 pounds fully inflated. It took about 30 minutes to inflate a single tank, and the work was generally done at night so the Germans wouldn’t see it.

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A half-track outfitted with playback equipment and a 500-pound speaker with a range of 15 miles, used by the Ghost Army for sonic deception.

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Inflatable L-5 observation plane. These were used to set up dummy airfields, enabling the Ghost Army to simulate an Army division’s air observation component.

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Canadian couple Cécile Bastin and Sylvain Coté, stand with their realtor, Arnold Porter (left), as they shop for real estate in Phoenix.

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David Rainey, a former BP vice president during the Deepwater Horizon oil rig explosion, leaves federal court after being arraigned on obstruction of a federal investigation in New Orleans on Nov. 28, 2012. A federal judge Monday dismissed the charge that Rainey obstructed a congressional investigation into the 2010 spill.

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Destruction at Midwest City, Okla., one of the towns hit by the May 5, 1999, tornadoes.

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Destruction at Midwest City, Okla., one of the towns hit by the May 5, 1999 tornadoes.

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ATF Special Agent Charles Houser runs the National Tracing Center in Martinsburg, W.Va.

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Document prep technician Carol Sine (left) and tracer Debra Barrett process firearm transaction documents at the National Tracing Center in Martinsburg, W.Va.

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The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) processes firearm transaction documents from firearms dealers no longer in business, no matter the condition of the documents, such as this fire-and-water damaged ledger at their National Tracing Center in Martinsburg, W.Va.

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ATF Special Agent Charles Houser runs the National Tracing Center in Martinsburg, W.Va.

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Document prep technician Carol Sine (left) and tracer Debra Barrett process firearm transaction documents at the National Trace Center in Martinsburg, W.Va.

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The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) processes firearm transaction documents from firearms dealers no longer in business, no matter the condition of the documents, such as this fire and water damaged ledger at their National Trace Center in Martinsburg, W.Va.

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Millions of people who rely on check-cashing stores, like this one in New York City, could run into trouble buying health insurance.

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Host Geoffrey Baer at Dulles Airport, in front of the terminal designed by Eero Saarinen.

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America’s first fully enclosed, indoor regional shopping mall, Southdale established the formula that all indoor malls followed for decades. Its architect, Victor Gruen, was a socialist who ironically thought shopping malls would cure suburban sprawl.

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Host Geoffrey Baer at Frank Lloyd Wright’s prairie style Robie House in Chicago.

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Host Geoffrey Baer at Walt Disney Concert Hall in Los Angeles. Frank Gehry’s swooping stainless steel design was a radical departure from the traditional idea of a concert hall.

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Created by architect H.H. Richardson, Trinity Church was the first example of the Richardsonian Romanesque style, which was later used in churches, city halls and county courthouses across America.

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Highland Park Ford Plant: The first home of Henry Ford’s revolutionary moving assembly line, Albert Kahn’s “daylight factory” design revolutionized industrial architecture.

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Host Geoffrey Baer at Philadelphia’s Vanna Venturi House, considered by many to be the first “postmodern” building.

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Seagram Building: Mies van der Rohe’s tower on Park Avenue was the model for modernist skyscrapers built across the country in the mid-20th century: a dark glass box, set back on an open plaza.

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Louis Sullivan’s Wainwright Building was not the first skyscraper, but it gave the modern, steel-frame skyscraper its form. Historian Tim Samuelson said it “taught the skyscraper to soar.”

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Host Geoffrey Baer at the Virginia State Capitol in Richmond, Virginia. Designed by Thomas Jefferson, the capitol marked the beginning of the American tradition of modeling government buildings on Roman and Greek temples.

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Host Geoffrey Baer at Dulles Airport, in front of the terminal designed by Eero Saarinen.

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Michael Shannon stars as real life killer Richard Kuklinski in "The Iceman."

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Outgoing acting Internal Revenue Service Commissioner Steven Miller.

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ABC News' Jonathan Karl, delivering his initial report, part of which he now regrets.

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The color guard stands proudly before the U.S. Capitol.

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Top pops conductor Jack Everly will conduct the National Symphony Orchestra (NSO) for the 2013 "National Memorial Day Concert."

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Melting Ice Caps

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World War II veteran and distinguished actor Charles Durning (pictured) was a 21-year old infantryman when he landed on Omaha Beach in the D-Day invasion. The only man in his company to survive, he was wounded three times and received three Purple Hearts and a Silver Star for his wartime valor. The 2013 "National Memorial Day Concert" will feature a tribute to Durning, who died last December.

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Soldiers attend the "National Memorial Day Concert."

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Actors Joe Mantegna and Gary Sinise co-host the 2013 "National Memorial Day Concert," broadcast live from the West Lawn of the Capitol.

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The Head Key from "Locke & Key."

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Jelly fish researcher, Dr. Lisa-ann Gershwin's, new book, "Stung! - On Jellyfish Blooms and the Future of the Ocean," explores the connection between a warming planet, the proliferation of jellyfish and state of the world's oceans.

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"Locke & Key"

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Joe Hill's new novel, "NOS4A2."

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Men who had ADHD as children may be more likely to be obese as adults.

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Does ADHD affect eating and weight?

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Author Joe Hill.

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That's a grizzly bear about to try to swallow a camera.

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Sgt. 1st Class Jeffrey Baker

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Sgt. 1st Class Jeffrey Baker

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Spc. William Gilbert

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The Supreme Court building in Washington, D.C., earlier this year.

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TD Bank volunteers sort donated food into barrels at the Manna Food Center in Gaithersburg in Montgomery County, Md. Poverty in the county, just outside of Washington, D.C., has grown by two-thirds since 2007.

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Members of the FBI's Hostage Rescue Team during a training exercise in Quantico, Va. Two FBI agents who were part of the unit died Friday during a training exercise offshore near Virginia Beach, Va.

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Protesters participate in a rally near the federal courthouse March 18 in New York. Lawyers for four men who say they were illegally stopped said many of the 5 million people stopped, questioned and sometimes frisked by police in the past decade were wrongly targeted because of their race.

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The funnel of this tornadic thunderstorm came close to the ground near South Haven, Kansas, on Sunday.

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Anyone within the yellow line needs to be alert today. Severe weather is likely.

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TD Bank volunteers sort donated food into barrels at the Manna Food Center in Gaithersburg in Montgomery County, Md. Poverty in the county just outside Washington, D.C., has grown by two-thirds since 2007.

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Fafaneva Phillip Avudufu (left) and his wife, Akouavi Davi, with their grandson Joshua, 4, in their apartment in Gaithersburg, Md.

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TD Bank volunteers sort donated food into barrels at the Manna Food Center in Gaithersburg in Montgomery County, Md. Poverty in the county, just outside of Washington, D.C., has grown by two-thirds since 2007.

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President Clinton walks to the White House Rose Garden to deliver a statement on the impeachment inquiry on Dec. 11, 1998.

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Volunteers sort donated food into barrels at the Manna Food Center in Gaithersburg in Montgomery County, Md. Poverty in the county, just outside of Washington, D.C., has grown by two-thirds since 2007.

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Elizabeth Kneebone is co-author, with Alan Berube, of

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Fafaneva Phillip Avudufu, left and his wife Akouavi Davi with their grandson Joshua, 4, in their apartment in Gaithersburg, Md.

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Richard Nixon says goodbye to members of his staff outside the White House as he boards a helicopter after resigning the presidency on Aug. 9, 1974.

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President Bill Clinton walks to the White House Rose Garden to deliver a statement on the impeachment inquiry on Dec. 11, 1998.

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The Botnen-Chen family moved from Boston to live for a year on Rødøy, a Norwegian island north of the Arctic Circle.

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When Chen went fishing, coming back with something for dinner, like this pollock, was pretty much guaranteed.

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Marcus, Kristin, Winston and Nora (from left) left their "Arctic dream" in the summer of 2012 to return to Boston.

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Chen made a to-do list for his yearlong retirement, mapping out his activities, by hour, on a spreadsheet.

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Marcus, 6, and Nora, 4, eat dinner on their first night at home on Rødøy.

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Rødøy's population of about 180 includes a doctor, who uses the pictured ambulance boat to treat residents of neighboring islands.

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The Botnen Chen family moved from Boston to live for a year on Rødøy, a Norwegian island north of the Arctic Circle.

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When Chen went fishing, he could pretty much guarantee coming back with something for dinner, like this pollock.

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Glaciers cut the Norwegian coast into thousands of islands, which outnumber the people who live here.

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During the summer months, the sun hardly ever sets. Chen snapped this photo on a camping outing at 2 a.m.

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Marcus on one of the family hikes.

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The reward for enduring the winter's almost perpetual darkness is the stunning northern lights.

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Kristin cooked a traditional American Thanksgiving for neighbors on the island.

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The family would dry their fish outside the kitchen window.

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Marcus, Kristin, Winston and Nora (left to right) left their "Arctic dream" in the summer of 2012 to return to Boston.

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Chen made to-do list for his year-long retirement, mapping out his activities, by hour, on a spreadsheet.

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