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ASSOCIATED PRESS Serena Williams shed tears of joy after defeating Aravane Rezai in her first match in a major tournament since having two foot surgeries and treatment for blood clots.

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Wild Turkey workers Steve Crossfield (left) and Ronald Harvey monitor the computerized processing of bourbon in the control room of the new facility in Lawrenceburg, Ky. Wild Turkey can produce twice as much bourbon since the upgrade. (Associated Press)

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Syrian soldiers on board a helicopter carry a national flag and a picture of Syrian President Bashar Assad during a rally in support of Assad in Damascus, Syria, on June 21, 2011. (Associated Press)

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** FILE ** In this June 20, 2011, file photo, more than 100 patients have signed up to buy marijuana at the Remedy Compassion Center in Auburn, Maine, where Tim and Jenna Smale opened a dispensary. They sell medical marijuana to individuals registered with the state. (Guy Taylor/The Washington Times)

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**FILE** Secretary of Defense Robert Gates listens to a question during a media availability at the Pentagon on June 16, 2011. (Associated Press)

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Two men on a motorcycle are stuck in floodwaters in Wuhan in central China's Hubei province on June 18, 2011. (Associated Press)

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Peter Sarsgaard plays Dr. Hector Hammond, who becomes infected by fear-fueled yellow energy in "Green Lantern." (Associated Press)

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ASSOCIATED PRESS House Speaker John A. Boehner's portfolio includes stocks in oil companies, financial firms, communication companies and pharmaceuticals.

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Thousands of commercial vehicles cross the Ambassador Bridge, as viewed from Windsor, Ontario, every day. (Associated Press)

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Republican candidates for President gather before the start of their June 13 debate in New Hampshire. (Associated Press)

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ASSOCIATED PRESS San Diego's Will Venable heads back to the dugout after striking out during the fourth inning. Jordan Zimmermann fanned 10 in seven innings.

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ASSOCIATED PRESS San Diego's Will Venable heads back to the dugout after striking out during the fourth inning. Jordan Zimmermann fanned 10 in seven innings.

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REGNERY PUBLISHING Much of his staff may have resigned, but Newt Gingrich soldiers on with the release of a new book and a televised presidential debate on Monday night.

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Lonnie Painter, 65, who uses marijuana for medicinal purposes and is the director of Laguna Woods for Medical Cannabis, displays his medicinal herb and bong last month. (Associated Press)

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CodePink members greet CIA Director Leon Panetta as he arrives Thursday on Capitol Hill for a hearing on his nomination to be the next secretary of defense. (Associated Press)

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CIA Director Leon Panetta testifies June 9, 2011, on Capitol Hill before the Senate Armed Service Committee hearing on his nomination. (Associated Press)

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Washington's Yunesky Maya allowed four hits and one earned run in six innings, but received no offensive support in the Nationals' 3-1 loss to San Francisco. (Associated Press)

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Crystal Johnson (right), a supporter of the health care overhaul, argues with a protester outside the courthouse. Wednesday's nearly 2 1/2-hour hearing is the third time an appeals court has heard a case on the issue.

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ASSOCIATED PRESS Yunesky Maya allowed four hits and one earned run in six innings but received no offensive support in Washington's 3-1 loss to San Francisco.

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CIA Director Leon Panetta is expected to be the next secretary of defense. Pentagon officials are preparing appeals of cuts made by Secretary Robert M. Gates to present to Mr. Gates' successor. (Associated Press)