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DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — One of the six men long identified in an iconic World War II photograph showing the raising of the American flag at Iwo Jima was actually not in the image, the Marine Corps announced Thursday after conducting an investigation prompted by the claims of two amateur historians.

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House Democrats on Thursday afternoon ended their more than 24 hour sit-in on the House floor to protest Republican leadership's refusal to allow votes on gun control measures.

According to reports from Capitol Hill, Democrats plan on meeting with advocates outside of the Capitol after leaving the House floor. Civil rights icon Rep. John Lewis (D-GA) gave one final speech on the House floor before Democrats left together.

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Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV) on Thursday said that the Supreme Court's tied vote in the case regarding President Obama's executive action on immigration showed that the court is "hobbled" without a ninth justice.

"Today’s split decision did not rule this program unconstitutional. It highlighted how a hobbled Supreme Court is unable to provide justice to the American people. It showcased the need for a fully functioning Supreme Court and for Republicans to move without delay on the nomination of Judge Merrick Garland," he said in a statement.

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